Centura Health HOSPITALIST in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129819_

_Recruiter Contact:_

_Clinic/Department:_* 7865 PSF HOSPITALISTS*




_Position Summary_

The Hospitalist provides medical care for patients; and facilitates transition of care at discharge from the hospital by communicating a summary of the hospital course, discharge medications, pending diagnostic studies, and follow-up instructions to the primary care provider and pertinent consultants. The Hospitalist assumes responsibility for comprehensive patient care to assure that the health care needs of patients are being met, including attendance at Interdisciplinary or nursing rounds and daily communication with the team caring for the patient; renders quality medical services according to qualifications as an internal medicine or family practice physician with appropriate referrals, follow-up and hospitalization; supports hospital medical staff and other area physicians utilizing the Hospitalist service by overseeing the inpatient experience, including providing follow-up care for patients in the outpatient realm; communicates health status and treatment plan to patient, family and hospital staff; documents information completely for patient care and billing purposes; assists in the review of work flow, office practices and objectives; and teaches medical students, residents and others in graduate health education programs.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

Doctorate Degree


Current Physician License in the state of Colorado

Current BLS or ACLS from American Heart Association required, other certifications may be required depending

on practice setting or credentialing requirements

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

■ Provides high quality medical care for hospital patients*

■ Participate in chart audits and Quality assurance activities*

■ Facilitates transition of care at discharge*

■ Communicates health status and treatment plan to patient, family and hospital staff*

■ Documents information completely for patient care and billing purposes*

■ Conducts educational activities in required curriculums as assigned*

■ Teaches medical students, residents and others in graduate health education programs*

■ Attendance at interdisciplinary or nursing rounds*

■ Daily communication with the team caring for the patient*

■ Keeps abreast of the latest developments in field, both academically and through applied skill*

■ Development of personal and professional knowledge and competence through continuing medical education including maintaining board certification*

■ Attends and actively contributes to Meetings*

■ Other duties as assigned*

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.