Innovative Healing Systems is a recognized leader in the field of Hyperbaric and wound care provision. Upon joining Innovative Healing Systems, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in community hospital/clinic settings, and affiliate locations. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.
Innovative Healing Institute Physicians are responsible for the quality and quantity of services provided and accountable to the medical staff and the hospital administration for the activities within the Institute. Physicians will be knowledgeable of the procedures and techniques of all medical services provided Physicians will communicate with the Medical Director of the Institute and function in the Medical Director capacity in his/her absence.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- HBOPC 4.1.3 The Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine Physician maintains an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state where the physician delivers hyperbaric therapy.
- HBOPC 4.1.4 The Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine Physician is specifically credentialed to practice clinical hyperbaric medicine in the sponsoring medical facility under the process delineated by the facility’s privileging or credentials committee.
- HBOPC 4.1.5 The Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine Physician is allowed to work unsupervised by the Hyperbaric Medical Director after a period of preceptorship where the Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine Physician demonstrated consistent competence in standard clinical hyperbaric treatments, procedures, and safety.
- HBOMS 1.1 All hyperbaric medical staff personnel participate in continuing education related to the practice of hyperbaric medicine.
- HBOMS 1.1.1 Participation in continuing education activities by hyperbaric medical staff is documented.
- HBOPC 1.0 The care and treatment of the hyperbaric patient is planned to ensure that they are appropriate to the patient’s needs and condition
- HBOPC 1.1 When planning for the care and treatment of the hyperbaric patient, the following is considered: patient’s history, patient’s physical status, diagnostic data, risks and benefits of the hyperbaric treatment.
- HBOIC 1.2 The hyperbaric facility takes action to control outbreaks of nosocomial infections when they are identified.
- Physicians will participate with Hyperbaric and Wound Care Teams in infection control monitoring; and identification of concerns facilitating prevention and/or early intervention.
- HBOQI Hyperbaric Quality Improvement
- Physicians will participate in unit Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement.
- Collaborates with the Clinical Manager, regarding identification and maintenance of performance improvement initiatives.
- Meets with the Medical Director and Clinical Manager, weekly, reviewing patient progress and healing rates.
- Keeps current regarding advances in wound care, hyperbaric medicine and management by attending seminars and meetings as appropriate.
- Maintains relationship with program staff, medical staff and hospital departments.
- In coordination with Clinical Directors, participates in the clinical review of a minimum of two case studies quarterly, 1) each in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Possesses strong verbal communication skills; demonstrating ability to communicate with adult and geriatric age groups.
- Possesses leadership and team building skills.
- Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
- Ability to work closely with physicians and staff and gain respect of fellow physicians and team.
- Ability to adapt to changing patient flow schedules.
- Ability to work with high volumes and management pressures.
- Detail oriented.
- Demonstrated collaborative skills; working with support staff in healthcare environment.
- Possesses working knowledge of outpatient provider services.
- Possesses working knowledge of EMR system(s) and possesses a clear understanding of coding and billing of Hyperbaric and Wound Care procedures.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Degree in Medicine or Osteopathy.
Attended at least one problem wound management course, attaining 12 Category 1, CME, ACGME Credits.
- Attended a 40 hour Category 1 CME, ACGME UHMS approved Hyperbaric Medicine course preferred
- Approved Hospital credentials or the capacity to obtain.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
- State issued license as Physician.
- Current Physician license in State of Tennessee, Georgia
- Current BLS and ACLS.
- Patients are well cared for and HBO is used effectively to heal all appropriate wounds.
- Case studies completed on time and demonstrate effective wound healing.
- Participates in hospital committees as designated.
- Attends physician quarterly meetings.
- All required CME’s are completed as defined by HBOPC 4.3 and HIS.
- All hyperbaric/wound care physicians must successfully complete and document at least 12 credit hours of Physician Category I CME in hyperbaric medicine related topics for each 24 months of hyperbaric medicine practice.
- All hyperbaric/wound care physicians will complete at least 12 credit hours of Physician Category I CME in advanced wound care every 24 months. (subject to change based on UHMS requirements).
- NOTE: Innovative Healing Systems has established credentialing based on the need to exceed not just reach the CME requirements of the UHMS IHS Physicians must acquire 20 CME’s in Hyperbaric’s and 20 CME’s in Wound Care each 2 year credentialing cycle. Standards of Practice requirements are in addition to this expectation.
- Physician Delineation of Services information is completed and submitted to WHI’s Clinical Director and corporate office in a timely manner.
- Maintains all CME’s required by IHS – see policy AOP146.
- Appropriately designates a qualified member of the medical staff to act in his/her absence and notifies WHI’s Clinical Director appropriately – see policy AOP153, AOP153fp.
- Adherence to IHS policies and procedures.
- Patient documentation is complete, current for patient billing.
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