Hackensack Meridian Health

  • Hospitalist

    Job ID
    Hackensack University Med Cntr
    Job Location
    Position Type
    Part-time without Benefits
    Standard Hours Per Week
    Shift Hours
    Weekend Work
    Weekends as Needed
    On Call Work
    No On-Call Required
  • Overview

    The Department of Medicine Hospitalist will serve as the attending of record or as a consultant for adult medical inpatients and provide clinical care through the continuum of their hospitalization.  The Hospitalist will focus on patient safety, quality, and other initiatives in the acute care setting and will also be responsible for direct supervision and training of medical students, residents, and other trainees.  The Hospitalist will also provide medical consultative services, including perioperative evaluation. 


    Required Certification/Licensing: 

    • Board Certification or Eligibility in Internal Medicine
    • Medical Licensure in the State of New Jersey
    • DEA and CDS license in New Jersey


    Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance):

    • Accept full clinical responsibility for a panel of adult medical inpatients.
    • Perform daily patient examinations, and provide thorough and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.
    • Order and interpret tests, including laboratory and imaging studies.
    • Communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, as well as patients and their families.
    • Request clinical consultations when needed and coordinate care between consultants and other providers.
    • Train and supervise medical students, residents, or other health professionals.
    • Work with multidisciplinary teams to promote safe, efficient, and timely transitions of care.
    • Communicate with primary care physicians to maintain continuity of care.
    • Perform medical consultations, including perioperative evaluations, when requested.
    • Manage admitted patients in the Emergency Trauma Center, as well as patients admitted to the Step-Down Unit.
    • Respond to Rapid Response and Code Blue calls.
    • Represent the Department of Medicine at various hospital meetings and committees.
    • Respond promptly to documentation queries and other staff requests.
    • Participate in continuing education and professional development activities.

    Contacts:  Will have frequent contact with Department of Medicine, ETD and other HUMC physicians, nurses, and other staff.  Will have frequent contact with patients admitted to the Inpatient Medical Service, as well as the families of these patients.


    Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:

    • Medical Degree
    • Completion of training in Internal Medicine at an accredited US program


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