Inpatient/outpatient physiatry job, Associate Medical Director, Shreveport area

Crawfish boil serving. Crawfish, corn and potatoes from the Mudbug Madness Festival of Shreveport, Louisiana.                                

  •  Prominent, financially-stable, locally-owned facility
  • Work with a well-established, busy physiatrist with a 29-year tenure
  • Brand new physical plant with marble floors, waterfalls, patient suspension system and more

 Health System Features:

  • 1,192 bed, 5-hospital system with 4 acute care hospitals and a rehab hospital; 3 rural affiliates
  • 750,000 service area of northwest LA, northeastern TX and southern AR
  • Largest center in the area with 6,500 employees
  • The health system also includes 3 SNF’s one of which the current physiatrist visits as the other two SNF’s are medical SNF’s
  • Used to be a 3-physiatrists with this hospital system but now there is just 1 physiatrist doing the inpatient work
  • The hospital administrator is the longest-serving hospital administrator in the country
  • Employs 600+ doctors
  • 37th largest acute care hospital system in the country-larger than some NYC and Houston systems
  • 75% market share; there is also a 16-bed rehab unit in town with a physiatrist. There’s another physiatrist in town who just does outpatient work.
  • Solid financial position allows it to invest in cutting-edge technology and services

 Rehab Unit Features:

  • New 33-bed rehab unit opening in January
  • It is replacing a 25-bed rehab unit with a census of 20+
  • The rehab unit has been CARF-certified for 30+ years
  • The new rehab unit is centrally located in Shreveport
  • 2 miles from Willis-Knighton Medical Center, the acute care hospital
  • 2 floors of the facility are rehab, the first floor is outpatient, the 2nd floor is inpatient
  • Specialty consults available from hospitalists, internists and other specialists
  • Therapists help treat wounds, edema, neuro, orthopedic surgery, spine care, etc. on the outpatient floor

Responsibilities:

  • See approximately 15 inpatients/day
  • Admits and discharges
  • Be the attending doctor taking care of the patients’ medical needs with specialty consults available
  • Hospital consults
  • Can help facilitate the growth of the neurorehab program; there’s a good working relationship with LSU Medical Center’s neurosurgery doctors as the health system is the Medical School’s largest private partner; do rounds with the neurosurgeons
  • Can also do about 12 beds at a 24-bed SNF which is on the same campus as the acute care hospital; there are internists there so no primary medical management
  • Can also do outpatient care to include wound care, spasticity, etc.

 Affiliation:

  • Hospital employee or join the local solo private practice physiatrist who is from the area and whose brothers practice there as did his father

Candidate

Qualifications:

  • Board Certified/Qualified physiatrist with excellent interpersonal and communications skills; A team player
  • Open to 2017 graduates

Community

Information:

  • 3 hours E of Dallas, 5 hours from New Orleans, 4 ½ hours from Houston
  • 200,000 city population
  • Home of LSU Medical School; rehab gets referrals from its 500-bed, Level I trauma center
  • Symphony, opera, good public and private schools, low crime rate

 

 

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