LPG Hospitalist--Continuum of Care

Lee Health
Fort Myers

Job Description

Physician Opportunities: Hospitalist Continuum of Care

Are you seeking a dynamic opportunity with a healthcare system nationally recognized for quality and service? Lee Physician Group has more than 63 locations throughout Lee County, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Bonita Springs. If you want to work in a collaborative, progressive practice that allows you to provide the best patient care, this job may be for you. Come work where people vacation!

We are seeking a Hospitalist for Continuum of Care, who has a passion for high-acuity, Geriatric Medicine to join our multispecialty physician group that consists of more than 548 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced providers. We have access to leading edge equipment and technology connectivity with hospitals and outpatient centers through EPIC-the premier electronic health record (EHR) system.

We seek a Hospitalist for Continuum of Care to work with a team-oriented group focused on: reducing readmissions, shortening length of stay, controlling acute pain and partnering with ambulatory physicians in the community for continuity aimed at improving the overall health of the people of Southwest Florida. The physician provides attending services to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU) residents and care management at six local community facilities.

If you would like additional information please email Physician Recruiter Jennifer Kuhn at Jennifer.kuhn@leehealth.org

Additional physician responsibilities include oversight of medication management, medication reconciliation, and order management placement for patients assigned to their services; completes H & P, acute visit notes, discharge summary and all associated orders; signs off on death certificates when required. Participates in Quality Improvement Committee activities and provides SNF/SNU nursing staff education to ensure care plans are sustained. Interact with patient's family members as requested to improve support of patient post-discharge. Collaborate with facility's discharge planning teams to help patients successfully transition from SNF rehab services to home functioning or next level of care at their highest level of functioning. The physician also provides supervision and oversight to 4 - 5 advanced providers on the SNF team and Housecalls ARNP team as part of the Continuum of Care. Physicians should be available by phone nights and weekends as needed for emergency requests and will rotate call with the SNF advanced providers. ARNP's in the Continuum of Care are first responders to calls and will escalate calls to the physician for assistance with questions, orders or directives for care.


Fully licensed M.D. or D.O. in the State of Florida
Specific training and background---Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Geriatrics background
Board Certified Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
Physician will service the patient and provide continuity of medical care across the continuum
Physician will provide attending services in designated LMHS and community SNF/SNU facilities, ALF, and ILF facilities
Eligible to work in the United States
Must meet credentialing requirement as established by the LeeHealth Medical Staff Services Department.

Benefits include:

Market Competitive Salary
Generous Vacation
Continuing Education Allowance
Market Competitive Sign-on Bonus
Relocation Allowance
Robust Health Benefits
403 B Retirement Plan
Malpractice through articles of Florida Sovereign Immunity


Full Time
Legally authorized to work in the United States
MD or DO
Board Certified or Board Eligible
Florida License
Accredited United States Residency or Fellowship Program
Inpatient / Outpatient
Visa Waiver available: NO

General Requirements (has the ability to.) Sit - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Stand - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Walk - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Drive - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Bend - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Climb - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Kneel - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Crouch - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Twist - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Maintain Balance - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Reach - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for.) Far Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Near Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Color Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Depth Perception - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Seeing Fine Details - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Telephone use - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to.) Cope with high level of stress - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Make decisions under high pressure - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Manage altercations - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Concentrate - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle a high degree of flexibility - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Work alone - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Demonstrate high degree of patience - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Work in areas that are close and crowded - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hand Manipulation (ability with.) Simple Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Firm Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Fine Manipulation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Use of Keyboards - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Required Lifting (ability to lift.) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) 25 to 34 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 35 to 50 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull.) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 35 to 50 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 51 to 75 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 76 to 100 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Over 100 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Environmental (may be exposed to.) Infectious Diseases - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Chemical Agents - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly)

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