Staff Physician (Per Diem), TeleICU

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The TeleICU physician is expected to provide continuous vigilance; early intervention and ongoing care with the goal to decrease ICU-related morbidity and mortality.  Being able to navigate within multiple EMRs with proper training is necessary in providing timely care to numerous hospital locations.  In addition, the TeleICU physician must exercise the highest level of expertise to optimize quality of care.  The TeleICU physician is also a member of a collaborative care team and the highest degree of professionalism and respect for the primary bedside team is expected.
  1. Provides near continuous attendance to the workstation during the shift.
  2. Facilitates bedside attendance by MD, PA, NP etc., as needed for procedures, bedside evaluations, or bedside interventions after discussion with the attending/managing physician or primary care provider and at the discretion of same.
  3. Responsible for note writing and documentation.  All documentation should be completed before leaving at the end of the shift.
  4. Obtains consultation from specialty services when appropriate.
  5. Intervenes immediately in emergent or life-threatening clinical situations.
  1. Effectively communicates with members of the TeleICU team and bedside ICU interdisciplinary team in a collegial and courteous manner to provide safe and error-free care during routine care and emergent conditions.
  2. Compiles with best practices and other care directives that the hospital has endorsed in response to Performance Improvement initiatives.
  3. Reports clinical, administrative or technical problems (using a defined reporting process) that result in medical errors, unsafe care or sub optimal communication between eICU and ICU health care professionals.
  4. Follows through with issues in a timely fashion.
  1. Maintain patient confidentiality and privacy.
Customer Relations
  1. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal/customer service skills as evidenced by the following:
    1. Exhibits communication skills that facilitate interchange between health care workers to provide quality patient care/outcome.
    2. Is articulate; uses eye contact and appropriate body language; and is an active listener
    3. Asks appropriate, probing questions to identify accurate clinical picture.
    4. Assumes ownership for problems and works to provide a resolution.
    5. Demonstrates enthusiasm and interest in response to calls to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock TeleICU Center.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited school of Medicine.
  • Board Certification in Critical Care Medicine.
  • Upon employment, current state medical license.
  • Upon employment, current Federal Drug Enforcement Agency license, state controlled substance license when necessary, and staff privileges at all the hospitals for which coverage is being provided.

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