|Title:||Hospitalist Mid-Level Practitioner|
|Job Status:||Full Time|
Hospitalist Mid-Level Practitioner
SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.
Provides hospital-based medical care of patients of all ages. Manages patients primarily in the emergency room and has hospital admitting privileges. Inpatient rounds and care of patients in ICU and swing bed included. Works under the supervision of hospitalist attending physician in-house during the day or on-call from home at night.
Requires high level decision making through evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of conditions, often very time sensitive and involving triage and care of multiple patients at once. Primarily works alone in the 4 bed Emergency Department caring for patients presenting via personal vehicle, ambulance, and air-ambulances arriving from the villages.
Emergency Room coverage: Provides care for pediatrics, adults, geriatrics, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and everything from minor injuries and medical conditions to MI/Stroke and Trauma Alerts. Assists with triage and advisement of village calls from other providers for incoming ED patients. Performs medical evaluations and initial management of psychiatric emergencies including legal holds. Coordinates with hospitalist as well as directly with specialists and tertiary care providers as needed for patient care. Provides stabilization and arrangements for transport on patients needing higher level of care. Writes admission History and Physical and hospital orders for patients admitted from ED. Assists Hospitalist with daily rounds when not occupied in the ED. Present at sign-out with hospitalist team twice daily.
Participates in medical staff activities, monthly hospitalist meetings, quality assurance activities, and other medical staff functions.
At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.
We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
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