CHI Franciscan

Tacoma , WA

Inpatient Team Hospitalist

CHI Franciscan
Tacoma, WA Full-time
Posted on July 28, 2019

Inpatient Team Hospitalist 




Participates as a member of a hospital-based team of physicians that provide specialized hospital inpatient attending services at FHS Facilities.  This includes meeting or exceeding FHS standards for productivity, quality of patient care and risk management.  The hospital physician plays a key role on the hospital team in contributing to the design and delivery of high quality, cost effective, rules-based patient care for patients.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  The following section contains representative examples of job duties that might be performed in positions allocated to this job class.  FHS is a dynamic organization, and the environment can be fluid.  Roles and responsibilities may be altered to accommodate changing business conditions and objectives as well as to tap into the skills and experience of its employees.  Accordingly, employees may be asked to perform duties that are outside the specific work that is listed.  It is not required that any position perform all duties listed, so long as primary responsibilities are consistent with the work as described.  Performance standards developed for incumbents allocated to this job class may also contain relevant job content information and are referenced hereto.


  1. Understand, support and implement the mission of FHS and the Catholic Health Initiatives to deliver health care to those in need in the performance of all job responsibilities.
  2. Ensure that the patient care meets or exceeds FHS quality standards.
  3. Ensure that patient satisfaction meets or exceeds FHS quality standards.
  4. Educate patients on managed care and effective utilization of hospital resources.
  5. Participates in FHS and hospital committees as requested and appropriate.     
  6. Meets standards of performance and production.
  7. Effectively uses Inpatient Team financial and performance information.
  8. Attends and actively participates in Inpatient Team and FHS meetings.
  9. Understands the concepts of appropriate coding and billing for professional services rendered.
  10. Patient: Physician ratios will be considered within optimal performance standards if under 20-21 for primary attending physician responsibilities.


Performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  The following section contains representative examples of competencies and job qualifications directly related to successful performance in the position.  The categories are broad, reflecting minimum requirements.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible requirements nor does it include general competencies, expectations and/or skills that are universally applicable to the work, but are not critical for recruitment purposes or to overall job performance. 


Education/Work Experience Requirements

Board certified or eligible.  Internal Medicine or Family Practice with special interest in Internal Medicine specialty.


Job Knowledge/Skills:


Specialized Hospital Privileged or Procedure Capable:

  • Placement of indwelling central venous access.
  • Placement of peripheral arterial line access
  • Placement and monitoring of central hemodynamic monitoring catheters (Swan Ganz)
  • Cardiac rhythm monitoring
  • Placement of Tranvenous Cardiac Pacemakers
  • Cardiac rhythm monitoring
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Thoracentesis
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
  • Management and principles of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Placement of Tranvenous Cardiac Pacemakers



Licensure in the State of Washington.

BLS and ACLS certification.