Medical Director | ICU
As the ICU Medical Director, you will work in a 268-bed Level III Trauma Center, including a 24-bed ICU program. The ICU program runs an ADC of +/- 25 patients and includes a CVICU and two Medical ICU units. Intensivists and hospitalists at this hospital are employees of an Austin, Texas-based organization, one of the nation’s fastest growing organizations providing the physician component of hospitalist medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, and anesthesiology in hospital environments across the US.
This organization is well known for their technology, resources, training and development, and culture. They are nationally known for clinical excellence and as an employer of choice, who provides clinicians with the tools and training necessary to thrive in their careers.
Hospital Highlights include:
- Heart and Vascular Institute
Award-winning heart program including cardiac catheterization, cardiovascular surgery, 64-slice CT imaging, hybrid OR, cardiac rehabilitation, heart disease prevention and diabetes management programs.
- Women’s and Children’s Pavilion
Dedicated women and children's wing with labor and delivery birthing suites, newborn and neonatal intensive care, a pediatric unit and comprehensive women's surgery department.
- Cancer Center
Offering IMRT/IMRS, a dedicated oncology nursing unit, stereotactic breast biopsy and brachytherapy services.
- Emergency Medicine
Providing comprehensive emergency care, including a chest pain center for fast treatment of heart attacks and a fast-track for minor emergencies.
- Diagnostic Imaging
Advanced diagnostic imaging technology, including 64-slice CT Scanner, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Digital Mammography and Ultrasound.
- Rehabilitation Services
Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services with cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs and physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Sleep Apnea Center
Nationally-accredited sleep medicine program.
- Diabetes Care
Providing medical care for the treatment of diabetes and diabetic foot conditions.
With the support of the Regional Medical Director and Corporate Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director is responsible for medical leadership for group physicians and mid-level providers. The Medical Director provides oversight of the details of scheduling, quality assurance, performance evaluation, and other administrative tasks necessary to manage the clinical care of patients in this 24-bed ICU program.
Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Providing medical direction and coordination of medical care in the Department through consultation with the Medical Staff and by providing medical guidance to the nursing staff and ancillary personnel.
- Establishing and maintaining quality control procedures and requirements for the Department.
- Acting as liaison between the Department and attending physicians, and responding promptly and effectively to requests for information, assistance, clarification, and other legitimate needs of attending physicians.
- Providing medical advice and assistance to management and to health professionals and staff as necessary or appropriate for the operation of the Department.
- Keeping abreast of current developments and new technology and medical advances relating to the Department and providing medical consultation to management and attending physicians, as appropriate, regarding new technology and medical advancement which may affect future developments relating to the Department.
- Assisting, as requested by the Chief Financial Officer, in the preparation of operating and capital budgets for the Department.
- Reviewing and approving policies and procedures of patient care for the Department annually, sometimes more frequently.
- Attending and participating in Critical Care related committees.
- Planning, coordinating, and participating in continuing medical education programs and in-service training of medical staff and Hospital personnel.
- Documenting and submitting to Hospital time spent monthly with a brief description of the task performed to meet Medicare auditing requirements.
- Providing such other services as are necessary and appropriate in the proper performance of the duties normally performed by a medical director in this Department.
The Successful Candidate
The ICU Medical Director will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead a world-class care team with an organization dedicated to clinical excellence, who strives to achieve and maintain well-respected quality standards. These competencies include, but are not limited to:
- Board Certified MD or DO with advanced graduate medical education and training.
- ABIM/ABEM Certification in Critical Care Medicine, or eligible.
- Current, unrestricted license, to practice, or eligible, in the State of Louisiana.
- Current, unrestricted federal prescriptive authority.
- Exemplary clinical documentation skills.
- Knowledge of critical care coding and reimbursement.
- Strong leadership capabilities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications, common web programs, and common EMR technologies.
- Strong commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement.
This organization offers a highly competitive compensation package, including, but not limited to:
- Highly competitive base salary.
- Competitive Medical Directorship stipend.
- Flexible schedules – day shifts.
- Opportunity for professional growth.
- Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
- Basic and Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance.
- Short and Long-Term Disability.
- 401-K Savings Plan.