Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Hospitalist physicians in the Hospital Medicine Department are clinicians and/or clinician educators who provide clinical care for patients admitted at Duke University Health System hospitals, support surgical and specialty services through consultative general internal medicine practice, and teach staff, graduate medical trainees, and medical students on inpatient educational rotations.
Hospitalists will engage in direct patient care activities and medical/clinical practice as the principal component of his/her overall professional responsibility within the Department. Patient care activities will include, but are not be limited to:
Assessment, evaluation, diagnostic determination, on-goingt treatment and clinical management, necessary referral for consultation,care planning and modification, medications/therapeutic orders, transfer authorization, risk assessment, and, when appropriate, determination of readiness and planning for discharge for inpatients at DUHS hospitals.
Direct contact and consultation with patient, family members, friends, advocates, and others to ensure effective communication of patient status and care plans, and to encourage/support an open visitor-friendly environment within the medical/hospital environment,
Extensive and on-going communications with community primary care physicians who routinely manage the care of patients currently in the hospital
Day-to-day patient contact/rounding/care management that actively encourages and includes professional input from all members of the patient care team
Accurate and timely completion of all clinical and professional records and documentation to assure compliance with local, state and federal regulatory, licensure and accreditation requirements.
Work to create a positive work culture within cross-departmental teams and align this work with other Hospital Medicine initiatives.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Technical:- Clinical training and skills as mandated by the American Board of Internal Medicine for General Internal Medicine physicians
Non-Technical:- Ability to work with others in a cooperative, collaborative manner.- Strong written and oral communication
Skills- For clinician educators, strong clinical teaching skills
Work requires a MD, DO, and completion of advanced graduate medical education in Internal Medicine with board eligibility or board certification in internal medicine.
Training experiences as mandated by the ABIM for board eligibility are required, clinical and teaching experience in an inpatient healthcare environment including experience in both large academic medical center and community hospital environments is preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Physician will maintain a current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina, federal and state prescriptive authority, and will obtain and maintain board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in accordance with the Medical Staff Bylaws of the DUHS Hospitals.
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