Baptist Health, Arkansas’ largest not-for-profit health system, is seeking candidates for the position of Physician Advisor – Utilization Review and Clinical Documentation Improvement for the system’s flagship Hospital. In following the vision, belief, mission, and values of Baptist Health, the Physician Advisor will be a transformational, patient centered, and compassionate leader. The right candidate will share values regarding service, honesty, respect, stewardship, and performance. In addition, they will support the organizational mission, support the hospital through teaching and consulting, and advise the Clinical Documentation Improvement and Utilization Review departments and the hospital leadership. This physician leader will champion an effective partnership with administration and physicians. Additionally, the Physician Advisor will develop and offer expertise on matters of physician practice patterns, over- and under-utilization of resources, medical necessity, levels of care, denial management, compliance and governmental and private payer regulations, appropriate physician coding and documentation requirements.
Highlights of the position
• 100% administrative • Mission driven organization in a growth mode • Build your own position, not bound by tradition • Fully supportive, experienced team of administrators • Support from external consultants available • Utilize EPIC system for Electronic Medical Records • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package • Prospective career advancement at the local and system level • Great community, just big enough and just small enough
Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate is board certified in their medical discipline and eligible for medical licensure/licensed in the State of Arkansas. Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrable track record of working collaboratively with a diverse medical staff is necessary to be successful in this role.
Additional preferred qualifications include:
• Values and embraces organization mission. • Solid foundation, knowledge, and/or experience in the areas of utilization management, quality improvement and patient safety. • Broad technical base to include appropriate computer skills and EMR expertise. • Familiarity with MCG/InterQual placement status criteria is preferred. • Special consideration for past Physician Advisor experience.
About Little Rock, AR
Little Rock, the state capital, is situated in the center of Arkansas on the Arkansas River. The state’s largest city, approximately 200,000 people call Little Rock home and over 700,000 people live in the metropolitan area. In many ways, Little Rock is just big enough and just small enough, with all the amenities you would expect of a larger metropolitan area without the high costs of living and average commute times less than 23 minutes. US News and World Report ranked Little Rock #38 in “Best Places to Live” with a strong value index score much higher than the national average.
Central Arkansas has a strong public school system with 39 public elementary, middle and high schools just within the city limits. In addition, Little Rock has a robust 47 private schools. Nearby school districts like Cabot, Conway, and Greenbrier present additional options. Many of the Little Rock Schools rank as top options in the state and are nationally ranked. Higher education opportunities are offered by University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). UAMS is part of the University of Arkansas and its Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health and Graduate School host 2,200 students.
Arkansas isn’t called the Natural State without reason. Central Arkansas offers a plethora of outdoor activities for the entire family including the Little Rock Zoo, Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Amusement Park, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, or pick your water activity of choice in the 600,000 acres of lakes located in the state. Countless golf courses, camping, RVing, fishing, hunting, hiking, cycling, and mountain biking offer additional local fun. Central Arkansas experiences all four seasons as well with high temperatures in the low 90s in July and August and average lows in the mid to low 30s in December and January.
For weekend getaways, there are many options easily accessible by automobile. Whether you have a few hours or an entire day, Hot Springs National Park, the nearby Ozark Mountains, and magnificent River Valley offer great getaway options. For airline travel, Little Rock has a convenient national airport with domestic flights offered by American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United and others.
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