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The Intensivist Group is growing in St. Louis!

The Intensivist Group is part of Sound Physicians, a physician-founded and led organization focused on improving quality, patient satisfaction and ICU performance. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the way critical care is provided. This is accomplished by our relentless pursuit to create value and eliminate waste in the ICU, implementing critical care programs that focus on improving the lives of patients while creating value for our hospital partners.

We ensure that physicians have the time and resources needed to deliver compassionate care that measurably improves quality and lowers the cost of healthcare for patients in the communities we serve. Our culture promotes physician autonomy, mastery and purpose. Physicians have the ability to effectively participate in the process of change management within the community hospital ICU setting.

We are excited to announce a new partnership with a large tertiary care center in the St. Louis metropolitan area. This will be our third Critical Care program in the area and we couldnt be more excited! We are seeking an experienced Program Medical Director to lead our team at our newest hospital partner in St. Louis. The Critical Care Program Medical Director will be responsible for the Intensivist team which will be comprised of 4 Critical Care Physicians and 2 Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers. The Intensivist-led multidisciplinary team will use evidence based protocols to provide the highest standard of care to the patients in the community.

The Hospital

476 bed Level II trauma center
Comprehensive health care center with state-of-the-art comprehensive programs to include: Robotic Surgery Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Heart Institute (offering the latest in minimally invasive valve replacement and repair)
Subspecialty programs including (but not limited to): Orthopedics, Cancer Care, Breast Care, Maternity Care, Surgical Services, Behavioral Health Services, Center for Sleep Disorders, Imaging Services, Weight-Loss Institute and Pain Care Center.

The Program

Medical/Surgical/Cardiac ICUs
4 Physician, 2 APP Intensivist team
24/7 coverage model with 12-hour block shift schedule with dedicated time off

Director Responsibilities Include

Developing and implementing evidence based protocols, practice guidelines, and order sets that form the core of TIGs intensivist program
Defining and managing work allocation and work flow processes of program clinical and physician staff
Participating in ICU related quality and data management
Serving in a partnership role with Sound Physicians and The Intensivist Group in all areas of program management including (but not limited to) marketing, staffing, HR issues, budget, clinical performance, strategic planning, services provided, and recruitment.
Orienting and training new physicians
Managing relationships with key clinical and administrative stakeholders at the hospital
Supporting all existing standardized The Intensivist Group processes, tools, services
Championing change management and required expectations during the implementation of a new Intensivist program
Facilitating cooperation with other key inpatient physician care providers such as hospitalists and emergency physicians to promote physician involvement in program planning, policy, and development
Overseeing ICU throughput

Requirements

Must be board certified in Critical Care Medicine and able to obtain a Missouri medical license
Eligible to work in the United States. Not a J1 visa qualified area.
Have at least 5 years of experience as a Critical Care physician Director
Demonstrate previous leadership and management skills
Comprehend physician services documentation and coding compliance requirements
Understand techniques of financial decision making
Skilled in physician recruitment and retention practice
Experienced in quality improvement initiatives

Package

Excellent shift based compensation
Leadership stipend
CME allowance
Professional Liability Coverage including full tail coverage
Medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage option for physician and dependents
Relocation Allowance, 401(k), Path to Partnership

Location and Lifestyle

The hospital is located in a welcoming suburb of St. Louis, serving patients across the St. Louis metropolitan area. Conveniently located near local and international transportation hubs, the community offers a diverse array of housing options in the immediate area as well as throughout the metro St. Louis area. New construction and historic homes abound, in addition to community style living. St. Louis offers a rich history and cultural diversity for individuals and families of all backgrounds.
Sound Physicians tackles the challenges of the fragmented U.S. healthcare system, focusing on making a measurable difference across the acute care episode. Our healers, leaders, and innovators are proving every day the difference we can make in patient and hospital outcomes.

In 2001, we realized things needed to be done differently in order to realize improved outcomes. We learned that, by having engaged providers and a high-performance model, it was possible to drive measurable and reproducible improvements that hospitals needed.

Today, hospitals partner with Sound Physicians because they are seeking an organization to help them drive change, overcome challenges and improve outcomes. With 3,000+ colleagues on our team, we are able to leverage our experience, strong clinical and business leaders, proven processes and innovative solutions to ensure patients get the care they deserve and hospitals get the improvements they need.

Our integrated approach to acute and post-acute care creates value by bringing together the interconnected disciplines of emergency medicine, critical care, hospital medicine, transitional care and physician advisory services. Together, we are on a mission to improve quality outcomes for patients and help improve the performance of healthcare systems. We invite you to join us on this journey.