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Nocturnist

Sound Physicians

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 31, 2020.

Join a Collegial Practice Where You Thrive

Sound Physicians, a physician-founded and led organization, focuses on improving quality, patient satisfaction, and ICU performance. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the way critical care is provided. This is accomplished by our relentless pursuit to create value and eliminate waste in the ICU, implementing critical care programs that focus on improving the lives of patients while creating value for our hospital partners.

We ensure that physicians have the time and resources needed to deliver compassionate care that measurably improves quality and lowers the cost of healthcare for patients in the communities we serve. Our culture promotes physician autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Physicians have the ability to effectively participate in the process of change management within the community hospital ICU setting.

The Team – The Hospital

Our physicians share ideas with like-minded peers and are truly advancing the practice of critical care medicine. We are a team of dedicated healers, inspired leaders, and the next generation of critical care innovators.

  • 353-bed, teaching hospital
  • In-house internal medicine and family medicine residency programs – Faculty appointments are available!
  • 19 bed ICU –  Procedures required, although this is not a heavy procedural job
  • Nocturnist admits patients to ICU and general floor & supervises residents
  • MD/DO; Must be board certified or board eligible in internal medicine; this position is not  H1B or J1 eligible

White Memorial Medical Center is one of the areas leading non-profit hospitals, which provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles. This is a golden opportunity to join an established program and also participate in medical education for those passionate about teaching.

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center 
  • One of Americas Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, a HealthGrades designation earned by less than 5 percent of hospitals nationwide
  • Ranked one of the 25 top-rated hospitals in the Los Angeles metro region and one of the strongest performing hospitals in the state by U.S. News &World Report
  • One of only 92 hospitals in California and 27 in Los Angeles to achieve an A rating for quality from Leapfrog

    Responsibilities

    • Support residency programs by serving as backup admitting physician for Internal and Family Medicine admissions to both the ICU and non-ICU units 
    • Oversee residents during designated hours as agreed upon with residency program directors
    • Provide back-up support to residents when needed
    • Respond to code blue calls and rapid response teams as needed
    • Utilize appropriate physician-to-physician communication methods to ensure safe and effective patient handoffs

    Location & Lifestyle

    Coined the City of Angels, Los Angeles residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate, excellent school systems, and unmatched beauty. LA is a melting pot that has something to offer to all cultures and backgrounds. LA is the epicenter of the entertainment industry, is home to 9 professional sports teams, 15+ beaches, and is a perfect place to set roots.