Per Diem Physician-Internal Medicine Nocturnist


Houston, TX 77007

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 600 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 31 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 19 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for six consecutive years.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other assignments, projects and duties may be required:

+ Nocturnists do new admissions/consults from anywhere at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center, including McNair Campus orthopedic unit and inpatient rehab unit.

+ Shift starts at 7 pm and ends at 7 am, so the nocturnist is required to stay in the hospital for the duration of the shift.

+ Nocturnist is required to see the patient, review clinic records, do H&P, place admission orders, do medications reconciliation, address code status and DVT prophylaxis, address admission status (observation or inpatient), call appropriate and medically necessary consults as well as cover these patients during that night.

+ For patients going to ICU or already in ICU, nocturnist is required to see the patient, do H&P, but the admission orders are placed by ICU team. For patients going to CCU, nocturnist is supposed to place the admission orders if not done already by cardiology.

+ During the weekdays, daytime nurse practitioners will call the nocturnist at 7 pm to staff patients which they admitted between 5 pm and 7 pm. Nocturnist is supposed to see those patients and cosign and attest H&Ps done by NPs.

+ Every morning at 7 am, nocturnist will sign-out overnight admissions/ consults to the daytime physician.

+ Daytime physicians cover their own patients at night so nocturnists are not expected to cover those patients except for occasional emergencies.

+ Nocturnists are required to do billing of patients seen on the same shift.

+ Fulltime Kelsey-Seybold nocturnists cannot work anywhere else or with anyone else during work week or during off weeks unless approved by management.

+ While working the night shift for Kelsey-Seybold at BSLMC (including McNair), Per Diem physicians cannot work anywhere else or with anyone else, either physically or virtually on the same shift between 7 pm and 7 am.

+ Medical Degree (MD, DO)

+ Graduate of an approved training program in the United States.

+ Licensed or willing to be licensed in the State of Texas.

+ Board Certified or Board Eligible with American Board of Internal Medicine.

ID: 2022-28931

Street: 2727 West Holcombe

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