Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis.
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Required: Member of active medical staff at Hospital for Special Care.
Required: Doctor of Medicine and current Connecticut State Licensure.
Required: Board certification in Internal Medicine. Board eligibility or certification in a subspecialty is desirable.
Required: Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development through appropriate continuing education.
Preferred: Experience in rehabilitation and chronic disease management is desirable.
Provides direct patient care as attending and consulting physician in Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine. Provides and shares in hospital coverage. Supervises clinical staff in the care of patients and provides supervision to house physicians as delegated by the chief of the department. Provide clinically pertinent education to appropriate staff, medical students, residents and/or fellows as delegated by Chief of Staff.
As a physician, duties require ability to examine, adequately assess, and treat patients in all circumstances. In addition, duties require the ability to move quickly and have the dexterity and strength to perform patient care procedures listed on the approved clinical privileges. Those duties will require frequent walking, stair climbing, some bending, and lifting objects not greater than 30 pounds.
The nature of being a physician demands deductive reasoning, abstract thinking, the ability to infer clues which are at times diffuse and unclear and at others vague and uncertain. Also requires high level problem solving and extensive analytical skills to manage complex medical problems to serve the patient needs. Effective verbal and written communication skills to maximize efficiency of care, patient management and continued care are required.
- Admits and provides primary care for patients at Hospital for Special Care. Provides medical consultation and physician on-call medical service coverage, in accordance with duly approved clinical privileges.
- Provides physician on-call coverage once/week and as needed.
- Makes daily patient rounds, directs and closely follows patient’s medical care. Participates in on-call and unit coverage, and remains flexible to changing responsibilities and demands.
- Participates in medical coverage and care of patients on the continued care units and other units as Needed, and provides guidance/collaboration and supervision of physician extenders.
- Keeps the treatment teams informed of significant changes in patient’s medical status and/or management, provides leadership and participates in interdisciplinary team and family meetings, and provides patient and staff education as needed.
- Reviews appropriateness of selected cases prior to admission at the request of Admitting Nurse Evaluators.
- Demonstrates excellent courteous and respectful interpersonal communication skills with patients, families, staff, internal and external contacts.
- Plans/Implements all interventions/interactions with an awareness of cultural, ethnic, religious, language, and age-related/developmental needs of each patient.
- Identifies opportunities for process improvement in patient care and safety through actively participating in the Department of Internal Medicine &Pulmonary Medicine peer review (Medical Review Committee) and other quality assurance activities.
- Timely attendance and participation in assigned committees and staff meetings to help facilitate policy formation and delivery of patient care.
- Responds to paging, telephone and e-mail messages in a timely manner.
- Advance scheduling and coordination of planned time off (e.g., vacations, conferences) to avoid duplicate absence that can disrupt department function.
At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.
We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.