Dual Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Hospitalist position

Dual Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Hospitalist position
Christiana Care Health System has excellent career opportunities for dually Board Certified/Board Eligible Internal Medicine/Psychiatry physicians to join our hospitalist practice as an employee of Christiana Care with full benefits and competitive compensation. With a total of 1,100 beds, sites include Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware and Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners is a forward thinking Hospitalist practice emphasizing continuity of care, patient satisfaction, and quality. Our Hospitalists provide the highest quality of patient care in directing, treating, and coordinating all aspects of the patient's hospitalization. The Hospitalist also may follow the patient for their first appointment after being discharged to enhance continuity of care. To support the program's goals, the schedule is progressive with limited nights, and our hospitalists have a manageable patient load. Hospitalists are active within the health system participating in committees, research, teaching and leadership opportunities that support the improvement of patient care and Hospital Medicine.

This position offers the unique opportunity to practice within the two specialties each month. Approximately half of the shifts would include admissions and rounding on medical patients and half would include consulting services for psychiatric issues, both for patients on the Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners service and other inpatient services. The majority of active psychiatric diagnoses on the Hospitalists' service will be managed by a group of dually trained Internal Medicine/Psychiatry physicians, whose expertise will bring great value to the patients.

As the largest academic institution in the state, Internal Medicine/Psychiatry faculty will have the opportunity to teach 36 Internal Medicine, 15 combined EM/IM, and 16 Med-Peds residents, as well as medical students (Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University), physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students.

Christiana Care is one of the largest health care providers in the nation, ranking 21st for hospital admissions, and is one of only 15 major teaching hospitals to be rated in the 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Working for Christiana Care offers the unique opportunity to live in Delaware or have reasonable commutes from PA, MD and southern NJ. Delaware is a small state known for its beautiful beaches, large state park system, access to good schools, and a wonderful community atmosphere. The state has low tax rates and no sales tax.