Hospitalist Medical Director: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
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Foundation Health Partners (FHP) is seeking a Hospitalist Medical Director to join our highly experienced hospitalist team at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Lead and shape our adult hospitalist program at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, a sole community hospital, as the Hospitalist Medical Director. In this position you will both manage and support the hospitalist team while actively participating in patient care. You will work shifts as a hospitalist (inclusive of ICU critical care patients) and also have protected administrative management time. You will have the rewarding responsibility of overseeing a team of 11 Internal Medicine physicians, and two Advanced Practice Practitioners (one dedicated to Palliative Care) who are responsible for a daily average census of 50 inpatients daily. You will provide visionary leadership, oversee operations, and develop policies to ensure compliance with evidence-based practice and regulatory standards.
Leadership and administration - provide direction for the Adult Hospitalist service which supports the medical, surgical, and open 13 bed intensive care unit and the palliative care, infusion, and dialysis and endoscopy procedure services for inpatients.
Team management - manage and coordinate the adult hospitalist team, including hiring, training, and annual performance evaluations; provide ongoing feedback, supporting each individual's professional growth and development.
Collaboration with other hospital services departments - use strong interpersonal skills to communicate with other hospital departments and external community partners such as the military hospital and tribal healthcare system. Work through conflicts as they arise to ensure seamless patient care and efficient hospital operations.
Quality and safety - understand importance of CMS requirements (e.g., sepsis, STEMI, CHF, pneumonia, 30-day readmissions) and participate in setting and managing group progress toward annual continuous quality improvement goals.
Data analysis and reporting - interpret and inform group and administration on group production metrics including workload, daily average contacts, and comparison to national metrics.
Foundation Health Partners and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital:
Foundation Health Partners is an award-winning community-owned and operated non-profit health system in Fairbanks, Alaska, comprised of 3 branches, including Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, numerous primary and specialty care outpatient clinics, and Denali Center, a long-term care facility.
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the most advanced medical facility for hundreds of miles. We are highly committed to treating the medical needs of everyone who comes through our doors. In addition to two medical surgical nursing units, and a 13 bed Adult ICU, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has a 28 bed Emergency Department with 2 trauma bays, a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Labor and Delivery Unit that delivers 1000 babies a year, a 20-bed inpatient Adult Behavioral Health Unit, a Cardiac Cath Lab with a STEMI team on call 24/7, five staffed Operating Rooms and a Procedures Area. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the proud recipient of the U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Hospital in Alaska award for 2023-2024.
Our Hospitalist Service:
Our hospital serves the vast Interior Alaska region. The region's distance from other facilities means our hospitalists must deliver care on par with larger hospitals, but with limited subspecialty support. All hospitalists on our service provide full spectrum Internal Medicine/Hospitalist care regardless of subspecialty training. The hospitalists provide independent full spectrum ICU care which includes: ventilator management, vasopressor management, central line placement, intubation, arterial line placement and other procedures as needed. Daily duties include: rounding on ICU, telemetry, medical floor, and surgical floor inpatients; attending daily multidisciplinary ICU rounds; admitting patients as needed from the Emergency Department; providing consultations as requested by our surgeons and psychiatry team; responding to rapid response or code blue calls; responding to pages from the inpatient units and the Emergency Department. If you like variety in your work, we have it!
FHP is proud to offer its providers:
Professional independence and clinical work freedom.
Strong commitment to work-life balance. Not just words, our leadership values your time. A full-time member of the team works 148 12-hour shifts a year.
Comprehensive benefits package and a competitive base salary with scalable income opportunities.
$5,000 paid CME, licensure/credential reimbursement, and covered malpractice insurance.
Consult, collaborate, and access Mayo Clinic resources through FHP's partnership with Mayo Clinic Care Network
Licensure and malpractice insurance.
Submit your CV for consideration to: Mikki Bateman, Provider Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-458-2729. Visit our website at Physicians of Foundation Health Partners - Foundationhealthpartners.
Living in Fairbanks:
As the second largest city in Alaska, Fairbanks offers a unique blend of large-town amenities, breathtaking landscapes, and plenty of wide-open space, making this community one of the most special in the country. With a rich history and plentiful diversity, Fairbanks is proud to be called the Golden Heart City, and only once you visit will you understand the name to be true.
No state income tax and no sales tax.
Second largest city in Alaska at 100,000 residents.
College Town - the University of Alaska Fairbanks, UAF Community & Technical College
Military Community - Ft. Wainwright Army Post & Eielson Air Force Base.
Summer activities: Midnight sun, hiking, fishing, camping, gold panning, kayaking, berry picking, rafting, rock climbing, recreational flying, community-wide festivals, live music, and events.
Winter activities: Northern lights, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hockey, curling, ice fishing, dog mushing, ice climbing, hunting, ice art, word class hot springs, community-wide art shows, and festivals etc.
BC/BE Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine - Critical Care.
Previous leadership experience required.
Eligible for Alaska State licensure and meets all credentialing requirements.
Community owned and operated, the employees of Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center feel a great responsibility towards our patients, our community and each other. People First.
We are dedicated to the delivery of compassionate health care. We believe in kindness and courtesy to every patient, every visitor, every employee, every person, every time.
It takes a tremendous variety of strengths to meet the health care needs of our unique community. We offer a wide range of careers – nursing, finance, housekeeping, culinary, engineering, information technology radiology, pharmacy, rehab therapies and more. As the largest private employer in the Interior, Foundation Health Partners employs some of the brightest, most compassionate people in Fairbanks.
If you want to make a difference, if you want to work with great people and if you want to earn competitive benefits, become an employee of Foundation Health Partners.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.