Hospitalist Careers at UNC REX Healthcare
The UNC REX Hospitalist team embodies a high-performing medical practice, working collaboratively to improve patient outcomes and experience while working with an increasingly complex healthcare environment.
The Hospitalists provide comprehensive, high-quality, and compassionate care for a variety of medical and surgical patients at UNC REX Hospital. This includes admitting, rounding on, consulting and discharging general medicine and sub-specialty patients in close collaboration with consultants.
The Hospitalists see patients in all areas of the hospital, including a limited number of ICU patients. In addition, our team enjoys 24/7 intensivist and procedural support. We also have a well-integrated advance practice provider program. Our Hospitalist team also includes physician assistants and nurse practitioners who admit, consult, staff our medical observation unit and cross cover on our patients at night.
Hospitalist-Led Quality Initiatives
The Hospitalists are leading various initiatives to improve clinical quality and efficiency across the hospital. Some areas of interest include medication reconciliation, ED throughput, and patient satisfaction. The team is also involved in projects that span across multiple clinical areas including stroke, sepsis, and COPD. The Hospitalist group also has an optional teaching service ideal for those who enjoy working with medical students or residents.
Members of the UNC REX Hospitalist team hold key positions on multiple hospital committees, including pharmacy and therapeutics, ethics, health information management, IT, antimicrobial use, cancer care, disaster preparedness and utilization management.
Additionally, they also hold leadership positions including president of the medical executive committee, vice president of medical staff, medical director of case management, as well as both chair and vice chair of the department of medicine. This allows the team to represent our patients’ best interests across the critical functions of the health system. Many physicians also have part time roles serving as physician advisors and working with clinical documentation specialists.
We are one of the oldest Hospitalist programs in the area, established approximately 20 years ago, with very little turnover. Our goal is to expand the program in response to our growing patient volumes. Some key features of our program include:
- Flexible scheduling (not 7 on/7 off)
- Staggered rounding and admitting shifts
- Up to four MDs on at night with a PA/NP to handle cross cover pages
- 24/7 intensivist and critical response team coverage
- No procedures
- Excellent sub-specialty support
- EPIC EMR
- Optional opportunities for teaching, performance improvement projects and leadership development
- Competitive compensation package and benefits including sign-on bonus, quality based incentive bonus, CME, retirement plan and malpractice coverage
About UNC REX Healthcare
UNC REX Healthcare, part of the UNC Health system, is a private not-for-profit health care system located in Raleigh, NC. UNC REX, the first magnet hospital in North Carolina and the only hospital in the triangle to receive a five star rating by CMS, has 660 beds (433 acute care and 227 skilled nursing) and treats more than 34,000 inpatients per year.
UNC REX is the only hospital in North Carolina to receive straight “A’s” on Leapfrog Group’s safety report card since 2012, the highest grade granted to hospitals for keeping patients safe. At the same time the volume of patients has steadily increased over the past few years.
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