Physician - Hospitalist

1 month ago
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# Positions
Practitioners - Hospital Medicine
Hours per pay period
Regular Full-Time


The Hospitalist Physician provides medical care as the attending of record for adult inpatients (minimum age 18) presenting with primary internal medicine pathology and provides their services twenty-four (24) hours daily all days of the year for our St. Charles Bend and Redmond Hospitals.  The hospitalist physician responds to admission requests and assumes care at such time that patients are transferred out of the Emergency Department or directly admitted from an outside facility as specified by each SCHS hospital’s medical staff bylaws.


For more information, regarding this opportunity please contact St. Charles Medical Group Recruiting at


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES   (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned):


Clinical Responsibilities

Responsible for admitting patients to the medical and IMCU and providing continuity of care for previously admitted patients. 


Provide coverage for medical consultative services to surgical and other sub-specialists.


When acting as medicine consultant, assume care as the primary attending of record only when such care is requested by the attending and at the discretion of the hospitalist physician.


Arrange consultative services for inpatient psychiatric patients (i.e. Sageview) who have internal medicine pathology on a non-urgent basis within twenty-four hours of consult request (More urgent medical issues for psychiatric patients require evaluation through the Emergency Department rather than hospitalist consultation). 


Accommodate inpatient care and critical care services at the St. Charles-Redmond hospital.


Maintain credentialing and privileges to perform critical care procedures, and ability to rotate through the St. Charles-Redmond hospital on an equitable basis with others in the position.


May also transfer patients requiring a higher level of medical or sub-specialist care from the St. Charles-Redmond hospital to the SCMC-Bend hospital or another facility at their discretion and that of the accepting physician at the receiving facility.


Maintain familiarity with the SCMG organization structure, communication systems, billing process, and completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned by SCMG administration.


Maintain privileges in good standing at one or more SCHS hospitals sufficient to permit performance of job duties.


Obtain medical knowledge and current skills through regular continuing medical education (CME) activity.


Abide by all medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations.


Keep medical knowledge and skills current through regular CME activity.  To attest to having obtained 60 hours of Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) relevant to the practitioner’s current medical practice over the prior two-year period.


Additional Position Information 

Shifts are generally twelve (12) hours in duration and call pager responsibilities will be shared equitably between all hospitalist physicians on shift. 


SCMG and the physicians of the SCMG hospitalist group understand that optimal patient encounters are twelve to fifteen (12 to15) per physician, per shift including admissions.


Teaching service mainly for medical students is also avalible to SCMG Hospitalist and it is understood that optimal patient encountes are ten when on the teaching service.    


Although more encounters may be required during unusually busy periods, when encounters reach eighteen (18) per shift, per physician for more than one shift, all efforts will be made to engage additional physician support for subsequent shifts. 


Both SCMG administration and the SCMG hospitalist group are empowered to solicit additional physician assistance in this regard for the purposes of maintaining safe and efficient patient care.


Non-Clinical Responsibilities

Be familiar with the SCMG organization structure, communications systems and billing process, completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned by SCMG administration.


Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.


Maintain active privileges at a St. Charles Health System hospital sufficient to permit performance of job duties.


Increase understanding and collaboration throughout the medical community regarding provider’s chosen specialty.


Physician Leadership

Participate in SCMG physicians meetings and assist in policy formation for SCMG and Physician’s practice.


Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.


Participates in creating intentional relationships, and put a high level of focus on attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.


Provide a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way.  This includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, spending time with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and using skillful communications (appropriate touch, eye contact, etc.).


Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.


Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system’s investigations and proceedings.


REQUIREMENTS - Must maintain compliance of hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, as required by SCHS Board of Directors



Graduation from an accredited college or university.

Graduation from an accredited medical school.

Successful completion of an accredited residency program in Physician’s chosen specialty (ies).

Successful completion of additional educational programs necessary to enable Physician to acquire and maintain privileges to perform the range of services contemplated. This includes board eligibility/certification in the specialty being practiced.


Continuing Education & Competency:

Complete annual fire/safety, etc. education in-services as required.

Attend mandatory educational offerings as described in SCHS policies/procedures and/or as required by other regulatory bodies.

Complete annual CME as required to maintain license and appropriate Board certification.

Complete in a timely manner assigned Computer Based Learning modules. 



Must have current Oregon license as MD / DO

Must be Board certified or eligible in Physician’s chosen specialty.  To be board certified or qualified to sit for the boards in primary area of practice at the Hospital.  Those applicants who are not board certified at the time of application but who have completed their residency or fellowship training are required to become board certified within seven years of residency or fellowship training.

Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.

Maintain unrestricted DEA number.                        

Maintain unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.

Current BLS certification required. 

If provider will practice sedation, moderate or deep, ACLS certification is also required. 

Additional certifications may be required based on privileges granted to provider by Medical Staff Services at SCHS Inpatient locations.


Personal Protective Equipment:

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.



Must have successfully completed an internal medicine residency or family practice residency within six (6) months of providing hospitalist services to the St. Charles Health System; and/or have at least one (1) year experience providing hospitalist  services.


General Skills:


Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS. 

Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees.

Strong team working and collaborative skills.

Ability to effectively reach consensus with a diverse population with differing needs.

Ability to manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies and achieve expected results.



Ability to multi-task and work independently. 

Pays attention to detail.

Possess excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.

Possess strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.

Possess excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.



Possess basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access).

Possess basic experience in computer applications necessary to record time, obtain work directions, and complete assigned CBL’s.


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