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Our hospital has 22 beds: 16 on medical surgical floor and these are shared by the medical and surgical teams. Occasionally, medicine has all the 16 floor beds but not too often. We have 6 beds in the ICU/step down unit. Only 5 of them are regularly available because we reserve the 6th bed for acute ICU emergencies if there is a code blue or a patient in need of an ICU bed. This gives us practically speaking 21 beds.

The hospitalist is responsible for taking care of all the patients on the medical team, be they in the ICU, step down unit or medical floor. The average census is 12-15 patients a day but can be higher or lower. We have a full-time NP who works the medical floor and sees up to 8-9 of those patients M-F. Ventilator management is preferred and highly recommended because we dont yet have a tele-ICU service but we are actively working on this. The hospitalist will go through an Out of OR Airway Management course once here but we have anesthesia on call for intubations, central lines and arterial lines. We require ACLS and BLS for our hospitalists and if they dont have it before arriving, they do the course while they are in New Employee Orientation before starting.

The position we are looking for is mainly a daytime hospitalist.
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