The position will be hospital-employed working ten to twelve 24-hour shifts/month, would see 5-20 patients a day (average of 10), round in the morning and in the evening, and cover hospitalized patients for the remainder of the 24 hour shift, coming in to the hospital for admissions. From 10 pm to 6 am, bridge orders from the emergency room are an option. Hospitalists do not need to be on the hospital campus between evenings and mornings, unless there are patients requiring their presence. Procedures are vents, standard ICU patient management (with help of teleintensivist from University of Utah), intubations (anesthesia back-up), central lines (surgery back-up), pulmonary, cardio, etc. Normal demographic of patients, nothing out of the ordinary. No head trauma or other messy or complex trauma. Visa candidates are fine but must have excellent communication skills
The hospital has affiliations with physicians whose specialties include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, Orthopedics, ENT, OB/GYN and General Surgery. Other services include MRI, 64-slice CT Scan, Digital Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Chemotherapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and a Joint Commission accredited Laboratory. Ashley Regional Medical Center has had three expansions in the last 10 years including ER, OB, radiology, lab, surgery, ICU, registration and physician office space. The Emergency Department sees over 12,000 patients and the new OB department with Level II Nursery has over 450 deliveries per year. Ashley Regional has been recognized by Health Insight and other objective sources for excellence in quality indicators and measures.