• Independent contractor or employee affiliation
  • The referral sources include the University of NM Hospital, Presbyterian Health System, and the Lovelace Healthcare System
  • Four seasons, all mild, sun 300+ days a year

 

Affiliation:                        

 

  • Can be an independent contractor with Encompass or
  • an employee of an affiliated private practice group headed by a well-established family physician

Responsibilities:              

 

  • Inpatient; see approximately 15-20 inpatients
  • Inpatient work includes stroke, SCI, TBI, amputations, total joint replacements, neuropathies, neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Guillian Barre and Parkinson’s Disease;
  • Outpatient work is also possible as the outpatient arena is wide open because there is little outpatient work currently being done other than as follow-up from inpatient work and involves approximately 800-1,000 outpatient visits/month
  • If doing outpatient work, this work would be done as an independent contractor; the doctor would need to lease office space outside the hospital. The current rehab hospital physicians feel that every patient discharged to home should have at least 1 outpatient follow-up physiatry appointment within a month of leaving the hospital.

Facility Features:            

 

  • 87- bed freestanding facility
  • The hospital has a Home Health Agency that is licensed for Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance plans
  • It is a National Parkinson Foundation Care Center site
  • Strong nurse liaison relations
  • There is a Chief Nursing Officer to whom a Nurse Manager reports, as well as charge nurses for each shift; there are 4 units in the hospital. The hospital also provides inpatient dialysis.

Practice Features:           

 

  • Physicians at Hospital: 4 Admitting physicians – Physiatrist (Medical Director); Internist; Family Practitioner who has another Physiatrist as well as a PA in his group.
  • There is also a Neurologist who specializes in DBS and Parkinson’s disease. Two Neuropsychologists are also on staff.

Compensation:               

 

  • Professional receipts and an income guarantee if an independent contractor, salary plus incentive if joining the existing practice of the group.

Call:                                    

 

  • On call during week for own patients; 1:5 weekends

Payor Mix:

 

  • 50% Medicare, 20% managed care, 20% commercial and private pay, less than 10% Medicaid

Diagnosis Mix:                 

 

  • 70% + of the cases are CMS 13: Diagnosis in descending order from most to least are: neuro/stroke, TBI, fracture femur, multiple trauma, spinal cord, amputee, arthritis

Candidate Qualifications:                 

 

  • Board Certified/Qualified Physiatrist or Internist with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a collegial personality that blends with the laid-back local culture.

Community Information:

 

  • Close to Santa Fe and Taos. Blue skies and clean air to enjoy hunting, fishing, skiing, golf and hiking.  International Balloon Fiesta.

If you have any interest, skills or experience with inpatient physiatry jobs, you’re in luck. Interest in inpatient physiatry jobs has decreased over the years, making the need for skilled clinicians now more than ever. There is a great demand for qualified inpatient physiatrists, and Farr Healthcare can help you find the practice or facility of your dreams.