Inova Health Systems is actively seeking a physician to fill an OB/GYN Hospitalist / ICCW Attending position at its flagship hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Inova is nationally ranked in the top 15 in the DC area (All 5 Hospitals!), with Inova Fairfax Hospital ranked #1 in the Washington, DC, Metro area.
The Hospitalist's role is designed to support safe and effective care by implementing 24/7 availability for clinical emergencies in the Labor and Delivery (L&D) Department as well as Gynecological emergencies in the hospital. The primary purpose of the role is to provide a "safety net", facilitating early detection of and intervention for clinical scenarios that might result in adverse outcomes for maternal or infant patients.
The Admitting Obstetrician shall retain responsibility for his/her patients in L&D; however in the case of an emergency when the Obstetrician is not present on the unit; the hospitalist shall assume responsibility until he/she arrives. Also, if the Charge Nurse has questions or concerns regarding the care of a patient which are not satisfactorily addressed by the admitting Obstetrician, the Charge Nurse will discuss with the Hospitalist.
The individual acting as the Hospitalist will: 1) maintain a high visibility in the L&D Department, remain apprised of clinical activity on unit, and have no other administrative responsibilities (e.g., scheduled surgical cases, coverage in ultrasound, or scheduled outpatient appointments), 2) collaborate with the Charge Nurse in management of unit operations and participate with Charge Nurse and Employed Teaching Attending in proactively discussing concerns for patient safety and/or noncompliance with established clinical protocols, and 3) foster collaborative teamwork among all health care providers in L&D. The Hospitalist is the designated physician leader for unit operations during the period of coverage and is expected to conduct himself/herself in an exemplary professional manner.
The Inova Cares Clinic sees ------ uninsured patients a year of which approximately 2/3's are OB patients that deliver at the Inova Hospitals. Clinic attendings see patients at ICCW in the same manner as a private office and perform necessary procedures and surgeries for them at the clinic and IFH in conjunction with the IFH Residents. The OBGYN Hospitalist / ICCW Attending will teach residents and students in the clinic, OR, L&D and Hospital throughout their working day and give didactic lectures as needed to the residents and students.
Internal Number: 47181BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.