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Located in Socorro, NM, Socorro General Hospital is a 24-bed critical access hospital and regional medical center that offers inpatient and outpatient services to the communities throughout Socorro and areas of Catron County.

The high quality of care provided by Socorro General Hospital is made possible through a partnership between Socorro County, a local Board of Trustees and Presbyterian Healthcare Services, the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare systems, which has owned and managed hospital operations since 1976. Through our affiliation with Presbyterian Healthcare Services we are able to provide additional, highly specialized care, such as open-heart surgery or pediatric sub-specialty care, at facilities in Albuquerque, if needed.

Summary:

Cares for patients referred by the primary care provider, then returns care of the patient to the primary care physician at the time of discharge. The hospitalist is responsible for managing the care of inpatients and works collaboratively with nurse case and care managers, care coordinators, consulting and primary care physicians and other facility-based healthcare professionals who comprise the patients care team. The hospitalist leads the care team in providing efficient but compassionate care.

Responsibilities:

Oversees and is accountable for the overall quality of care and clinical outcomes within the assigned facilities.

* Oversees and is accountable for all resource utilization within the assigned facilities.

* Ensure both patient and provider satisfaction and develop plans for improvement.

*Provides input into the hospitalist teams financial, clinical, and service quality performance; budget; capital plan; and personnel issues.

*Organize, attend and facilitate daily care team meetings within the assigned facility.

*Attend and participate in all regular scheduled hospitalist meetings

*Attend and participate in requested QI, Peer Review and Care Management meetings.

*Attend and participate in Sub-specialist/Medical group meetings as requested.

*Provide real time feedback to PCPs regarding clinical and operational guidelines to optimize patient care and clinical efficiency.

*Maintain coding and encounter data standards for completeness, accuracy, timeliness and reimbursement level., including legible documentation

*Meet and maintain all provider credentialing and QI standards.

*Participate in the development, adoption, and implementation process for clinical standards for inpatient care.

*Knowledgeable of the contents of The Hospitalist Manual: An Evidence-Based Approach to Medicine.

*Work with the Medical Director and/or the Lead Hospitalists to assure proper provider staffing, including vacation coverage.

*Mentor and educate all new hospitalists on PMGs service standards.

*Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, literature review, in-services, and workshops.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is New Mexico's largest, private, non-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian is based in Albuquerque with six rural locations in New Mexico. The Presbyterian Medical Group employs over 550 providers and is expanding all services in Albuquerque and Regional locations. These opportunities offer a competitive salary; paid malpractice; relocation; CME allowance; 403(b); 457(b); health, life, AD&D, life and disability insurance; dental; vision; pre-tax health and child care spending accounts. Visit our website at www.PHS.org