• Hospitalist

    Location US-CA-Commerce
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Provides inpatient hospital care and/or post-acute care at designated AltaMed contracted hospitals and/or SNF facilities. Provides professional hospitalist services which include initial evaluation and management, medical consultations, ongoing daily rounding, and discharge management of inpatient and post-acute care patient. Complies and participates in the quality assurance/improvement programs that are established or amended by Contracted Health Plans and by AltaMed, as approved by DHCS and DOC, and directed by the Medical Director of Inpatient and Post-Acute Care Services at AltaMed (herein referred to as “Medical Director).”


    1. Adheres to render Professional Hospitalist Services to patients assigned to AltaMed or as designated by the Medical Director.
    2. Provides inpatient patient care services including performing initial History and Physical examinations (H&P), medical consultations including in the emergency department for potential patients requiring transfer and/or discharge (ER diversion), daily rounding of hospitalized patients including documentation of progress notes, as well as discharge management and the completion of a discharge summary for every discharged patient. Participates in care coordination rounds with the Medical Management team members, at pre-defined times, on a daily basis.
    3. Coordination with MM team to collaborate on care transitions to Home Health/SNF/Acute Rehabilitation.
    4. Facilitation of transfer to an in-network hospital when patient presents or is admitted to a non-contracted hospital where appropriate, including communication with transferring physician within a timely duration, as established by the Medical Director.
    5. Participates in and attends regularly scheduled Hospitalist Meetings, as directed by the Medical Director.
    6. Responsible for determining the medical necessity for specialty care for the hospitalized patients under his/her care, and for arranging inpatient consultations with specialists, including all applicable orders and communications with specialists.
    7. Engages with appropriate Medical Management personnel including utilization and care management teams, Primary Care Physician, and/or other specialist and/or other team personnel in developing the discharge plan of members.
    8. Responsible for discussions with patients and/or their designated representatives with regard to updates on inpatient or skilled care plans, including endo of life discussions.
    9. Ensures accurate medical reconciliation and medical note documentation,. Takes the lead in coordination with other team members in development of a clear and concise discharge medication plan that includes a reconciled medication list.
    10. Communicates to Primary Care and Specialty Care physicians within 24 hours of discharge.
    11. Follows standards and expectations with regard to timely communication with Emergency Room calls, and communication with other healthcare providers, including members of the medical management team.



    1. Minimum 3-5 years of Hospitalist experience, preferably with a managed care organization. SNFist experience preferred.
    2. Current California license and DEA certification as required.



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