Assistant Professor of Clinical - Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine)
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-03
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Job Family: Clinical and Allied Health
Job Function: Clinical Services
Job Title: Physician
FLSA Status: ExemptGeneral Description (Purpose and Function):The Physician is responsible for assessing physical and psychosocial status of patients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies. The Physician educates patients on wellness, prevention and early detection by providing materials and resources to the patients and families. The physician is also responsible for driving the academic and operational missions of the division. This includes education, research, and patient care within our inpatient and/or outpatient care settings. The physician is expected to work collegially and collaboratively with other members of the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM), Department of Medicine (DOM) and other Departments or Centers, School of Medicine (SOM), University of Miami Medical Group (UMMG), and affiliated Hospital entities in promoting the various missions. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Critical Needs and Effort Allocation):
Health emergencies such as the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can cause rapid changes in conventional models of coverage, planning, logistics, and daily operations. COVID-19 has also focused the need to increase resources in the Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) disciplines. For the foreseeable future, resources in PCCM will be needed to support our patients and community. The huge challenges confronting our Pulmonary and Critical Care physicians, necessitates the focus of PCCM trained physicians with strong comprehensive skills to respond effectively. Availability of resources is vital in the fight against COVID-19, and one of the most important resources for the immediate outlook is qualified physicians being deployed into the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to assist with this health emergency. Upon return to normal operations, efforts will be expanded to include the ambulatory support services to assist with the projected increase in consultations of pulmonary diseases related to this national emergency.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Direct the care of critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit
- Monitor and maintain pulmonary support for patients, including use and calibration of ventilators and life support systems
- Formulate treatment plans, routine diagnostic and follow-up studies, and therapeutic measures
- Develop post-discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols
- Order appropriate laboratory tests according to practice guidelines
- Provide supervision of medical services and ensure appropriateness, quality, and safety of patient care within the scope of the division.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate an appropriate patient plan of care
- Assess severity of patient's condition, determining and directing patients to appropriate medical plan and assessment
- Actively participate in quality assurance programs and peer review activities
- Determine required referrals based on level of urgency, and patient needs
- Exercises final medial judgment in all issues of healthcare
- Reviews on a regular basis long term cases that require ongoing medical attention
- Consults with Medical Director and other professional on staff as needed regarding patient care programs established by the hospital or clinic
- Oversee assigned allied health professional medical staff and nursing clinical
- Assist in the resolution of complaints, request and inquiries from patients
- Develop priorities for growth of clinical programs to meet patient needs
- Enhance quality of care and implement innovations in care
- Supplement departmental and research efforts
- Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations
- Document all services in patient medical records for compliance and regulatory adherence
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniques
- Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatments
- Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette
- Performs in tactful and professional manner.
- Physician with MD or DO Degree
- Board Certified with Medical License
- Board Eligible with Medical License
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
- 0 – 1 Years of Experience (minimum)
- 1+ Years of Experience (preferred)
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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