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November 2019

Adfinitas Health
Number of hospitalists: 450+ providers, including adult and pediatric hospitalists, intensivists, palliative care hospitalists and post-acute providers; recruiting for physicians and advanced practice providers in multiple states.
Number of hospitals/sites covered: Growing nationally with 15 hospitals and 60+ post-acute facilities currently.
Founded: 2007
Contact: careers@adfinitashealth.com

Founded in 2007, Adfinitas Health is a physician-owned and -managed company that provides exceptional medical services across the care continuum. We recruit and train the best and brightest medical professionals to become an integral part of site-based care teams, managing the clinical, administrative and operational components of inpatient care.

We provide care in a growing array of specialties and settings, including observation units, transitional care units, ICUs, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient pediatrics, and palliative care.

Employment model: All providers are employed by Adfinitas Health in full-time, part-time, travel team and per-diem roles.

Compensation: Adfinitas Health is a physician-led practice offering competitive salary and benefits including paid time off, malpractice coverage, CME allowance, and RVU/productivity and quality bonuses.

Company highlights: Every onsite clinical team has a medical director, support staff and regional operations team to support its efforts. Teams benefit from accountable leadership, performance feedback to drive continuous quality improvement and tools designed to help providers optimize efficiency. We offer training and coaching opportunities through our Leadership Academy to support providers’ clinical and non-clinical professional growth.

Advocate Medical Group
Based in: Chicago; also Bloomington-Normal, Ill.
Number of hospitalists: 140+, recruiting system-wide
Contact: Stephanie Luedke, Stephanie.Luedke@aurora.org; 414-389-2668

Advocate Medical Group (AMG) is the leading physician-led medical group in Chicago, employing more than 1,600 providers and 600+ advanced practice providers. Advocate has the largest emergency and level I trauma network in Illinois, providing care at more than 400 sites, including 12 acute-care hospitals and the state’s largest integrated children’s network. The system also operates five level I trauma centers. Advocate trains more than 600 residents and fellows annually across four teaching hospitals. Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington, a 221-bed Magnet-recognized teaching hospital, was recently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare.

Services: Services vary by site, as hospital size ranges from approximately 200 to 700+ beds. Hospitalist responsibilities include primary care coverage, subspecialist consultation, teaching service, observation center coverage, preoperative evaluations and ED unassigned coverage. Each hospital has its own team and site lead physician.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off. Some sites have dedicated nocturnist coverage and APN support.

Compensation: Competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package.

Local highlights: Chicago and its suburbs offer sports, an international airport, and a wide variety of social, cultural and educational opportunities. Bloomington-Normal is home to several large businesses and universities, with excellent schools and affordable housing.

Aspirus
Contact: Nicole Kiser, Nicole.Kiser@aspirus.org; www.AspirusProviderOpps.org

Aspirus is recruiting in three sites, all with competitive compensation and bonus metrics:

Aspirus Langlade Hospital (Antigo, Wis.) has three full-time and four part-time hospitalists and is recruiting two more full-time physicians. This 25-bed critical access hospital has a four-bed ICU and 24/7 ED coverage. Hospitalists round on 13 or 14 patients per 12-hour shift. Average admissions are between one and six during day shifts, up to five per 12-hour night shifts. Hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off with a combination of days and nights. Strong, supportive collaboration with other providers, and a low cost of living.

Aspirus Riverview Hospital (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) has five full-time hospitalists and is recruiting two more. The hospital has an eight-bed critical care unit and a new 16-bed ED that opened this year. Hospitalists see a maximum of 15 patients per day while the typical daily census is between eight and 14. Hospitalists manage ICU patients, and candidates who can manage ventilators and place lines are preferred. Hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off, although a flexible schedule is available. A cohesive group in a growing hospital.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital (Wausau, Wis.) has 11 physicians, four NPs/PAs, and is recruiting one more physician. This level II trauma center has an open ICU and five physician rounding teams supported by admitting providers. Teams average 16 patients per day. Hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off in 12-hour shifts, and full time is 15 shifts per month. All specialties are available.

Avera Medical Group Hospitalist
Based in: Sioux Falls, S.D.

Number of hospitalists: 36, recruiting for 5 more
Number of hospitals covered: 3
Founded: March 2005
Contact: Suzette Hohwieler, Suzette.Hohwieler@Avera.org; 605-360-2997, www.avera.org

Avera McKennan Hospital is a 545-bed tertiary care center that has earned national awards in patient care, technology, quality initiatives and Magnet Certified nursing staff.

Avera eCARE now partners with hospitals and clinics in 30 states. Avera eHelm is a stand alone facility that houses the nation’s largest virtual hospital with eICU, eEmergency, ePharmacy, eSenior Care, eBehavioral Health and eHospitalist.

Employment model: Hospitalists are hospital-employed.

Services: ED unassigned coverage, primary care coverage, subspecialist consultation, ICU coverage, teaching service and admitting service for several service lines. Seasoned advanced practice provider support.

Schedule and coverage: Fourteen 12-hour shifts per month or 168 shifts per year. The schedule features hybrid (flexible) scheduling with the option of telemedicine shifts and bedside shifts. Physicians cover Avera McKennan, Avera On Louise (a specialty hospital) and the Avera eCARE eHospitalist service, all in Sioux Falls.

Compensation: Salary guarantee and generous benefit package, with extra shift pay and night differential. Biannual retention bonus, quality bonus, educational loan assistance, relocation, CME, malpractice and 403(b) retirement match of 5%.

Local highlights: With no state income tax, Sioux Falls is recognized as one of the most business-friendly communities in the country and a great place to raise a family. Excellent education, recreation and professional sports. See www.siouxfalls.com.

BayCare Medical Group
Based in: Tampa Bay Area, Fla.
Number of hospitalists/nocturnists: 108, recruiting 2 hospitalists and 4 nocturnists
Founded: 2014
Web: BMGPhysicians.org

Beebe Healthcare
Based in: Lewes, Del.
Number of hospitalists: 21
Program founded: 2005
Contact: Roberta Thomas, PhysicianRecruitment@BeebeHealthcare.org; 302-313-2300, ext. 2101

Beebe Healthcare is a progressive, not-for-profit community health system with a 210-bed hospital and numerous satellite facilities.

Services: Services include cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, cancer center with radiation, 256-slice CT, 3.0T MRI, PET scan, 3D mammography, 20-bed ICU with technology unique to our hospital size, and hyperbaric chambers. A multi-million dollar system-wide expansion is underway.

Employment model: Hospitalists are employed by Beebe Medical Group, a multispecialty hospital physician network.

Services: The hospitalist group provides 24/7 physician care to inpatients at Beebe Healthcare. Hospitalists serve on the rapid response team and admit patients; order tests, treatments and medications; consult and comanage patients with specialists; answer patient and family questions; and consult with case managers.

Schedule and coverage: Physicians cover 12-hour shifts, seven-on/seven-off, with flexible schedules provided.

Compensation: Beebe Healthcare hospitalists can expect a competitive salary with incentives and a generous benefits package.

Local highlights: Beebe Healthcare is located at the beach in beautiful, family-friendly south coastal Delaware, which has a population growth rate of 9.2%. Nature, recreational and entertainment attractions, and fine dining surround the hospital’s ocean-side setting, yet it is close to major East Coast cities.

Cambridge Health Alliance
Based in: Cambridge and Everett, Mass.
Number of hospitalists: 15+ MDs, 5+ PAs; recruiting 2 MDs
Number of hospitals covered: 2
Founded: 1996
Contact: Kasie Marchini, CHA Provider Recruiter, providerrecruitment@challiance.org; 617-665-3555

CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Everett Hospital serve as a safety net for complex and diverse patients. We address community health needs in new and innovative ways and train the next generation of health professionals.

Employment model: All MDs and PAs working at least 0.5 FTE are employed by CHA’s Physician Organization.

Services: Hospitalists provide inpatient and ED consults and rapid response team coverage. Academic duties include inpatient precepting for medical students and residents.

Schedule and coverage: Day and night shifts are typically 12 hours. Weekends and holidays are distributed evenly throughout the department. A full-time FTE hospitalist MD can expect to work around 1,810 hours a year, with additional shifts compensated accordingly.

Compensation: The competitive, guaranteed base salary varies according to years of experience post-training, distribution of day/night shifts, etc. Quality and productivity bonuses for those who qualify.

Practice highlights: CHA is home to 16 residency and training programs and is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and MassGeneral for Children. It is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Local highlights: CHA serves some of the most historically significant communities in Massachusetts and features a vibrant professional community with educators, biosciences, high tech and health care leaders.

Envision Physician Services
Number of hospitalists: 500+
Number of hospitals/sites covered: 200+
Founded: 1993
Contact: envisionphysicianservices.com/careers/; 855-367-3650

Envision Physician Services provides coast-to-coast inpatient medicine services across more than 20 subspecialties and serves more than 1 million patients annually across 24 states.

Employment model: Employed model with full-time, part-time, ENVOY team and per-diem opportunities. We are physician- and clinician-led on the local, regional and national level.

Services: Envision client sites include academic, teaching, community, urban, suburban and rural locations at some of the most desirable hospitals and health systems in the country. Services include: adult hospital medicine, critical care, intensivist, nocturnist, OB/GYN hospital medicine, observation medicine, pediatric hospital medicine, post-acute care, SNF specialist and telemedicine.

Schedule and coverage: With coast-to-coast leadership and staff positions, we have a variety of coverage options.

Compensation: We provide competitive compensation, robust benefits and industry-leading professional development.

Company highlights: Envision provides exceptional practice support, state-of-the-art tools and resources, and industry-leading professional development programs and mentoring.

North Shore Medical Center
Based in: Salem, Mass.
Number of hospitalists: 38, recruiting for 4
Founded: October 2003
Contact: Louis Caligiuri, lcaligiuri@partners.org, 978-573-4302

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is a 372-bed academic community medical center on the North Shore of Boston. NSMC is a member of the Partners Healthcare System, whose founding members include Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Services: Hospital medicine is the primary service for approximately 70% of all NSMC hospitalizations. Hospitalists also provide medicine consultations for patients admitted to the psychiatry, surgery and orthopedic services. Patients admitted to the ICU are followed by intensivists 24/7 and are not part of hospital medicine’s practice scope.

Schedule and coverage: Day rounders typically work a seven-on/seven-off schedule with shifts of 10 or 12 hours. Admitters work eight-hour shifts starting at 3 p.m. Nocturnists work 12-hour shifts and have four weeks of paid vacation. Daily workloads are designed for sustainable careers and quality time at the bedside.

Compensation: NSMC offers a competitive compensation package that combines a base salary with quarterly incentive compensation based on quality, citizenship and productivity metrics.

Professional development: There is support for growth in the areas of clinical expertise, quality improvement, teaching and/or leadership.

Local highlights: The North Shore of Boston provides easy access to the Atlantic coastline, mountains, the amenities of a major metropolitan area, outstanding local public and private schools, and all the charm of New England.

Penn State Health
Based in: Central Pennsylvania
Hospitalists recruiting for: Academic and community medicine opportunities
Number of hospitals covered: Multiple
Contact: Heather Peffley, hpeffley@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital (jointly owned), based in Hershey, Pa., as well as more than 1,300 physicians and direct care providers at 78 medical office locations.

Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the university’s medical school.

Employment model: Physicians are Penn State Health system employees whether by the academic hospital or community group.

Services: Services vary, dependent upon opportunity.

Schedule and coverage: Shifts and schedules vary, dependent upon opportunity.

Local highlights: Penn State Health offers inviting and safe communities to live, work, play and learn, with a reasonable cost of living whether you prefer a more suburban setting or thriving city with theater, arts and culture. The area is rich in history, seasonal beauty and opportunities for day trips, local adventures, and outdoor and indoor activities. A short distance to major cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., nearby airports and Amtrak stations along with close proximity to major interstates make living in Central Pennsylvania fulfilling both professionally and personally.

Prisma Health-Upstate
Based in: Greenville, S.C.
Number of hospitalists: 98, recruiting 4 more
Number of hospitals covered: 8
Contact: Natasha Durham, FASPR, Natasha.Durham@prismahealth.org

The hospitalists with Prisma Health-Upstate work in one of eight acute care hospitals throughout the upstate region of South Carolina. Hospitals range in size from just over 100 beds to more than 800 beds.

The largest hospital, Greenville Memorial Hospital, also has a children’s hospital and a children’s emergency center.

Employment model: Hospitalists are employed by the hospital.

Services: The hospitalists with Prisma Health-Upstate work in an open ICU with full subspecialist backup. Codes are run by the critical care team. Academic appointments and resident supervision are available.

Schedule and coverage: While the majority of hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off, schedules can vary. Nocturnist, traditional and swing shift opportunities are available.

Compensation: Compensation varies by location. Hospitalists working a traditional schedule earn between $240,000 and $260,000, while nocturnists earn between $320,000 and $340,000 depending on location. Sign-on bonuses are available, as is a CME stipend.

Local highlights: Greenville, S.C., is a beautiful place to live and work. It is located on the I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte and is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Ideally situated near beautiful mountain ranges, beaches and lakes, we enjoy a diverse and thriving economy, excellent quality of life, and wonderful cultural and educational opportunities. Check out all that Greenville has to offer! #yeahTHATgreenville

San Juan Regional Medical Center
Based in: Farmington, N.M.
Number of hospitalists: 12-15
Contact: Terri Smith, tsmith@sjrmc.net; 888-282-6591 or 505-609-6011

Located in the beautiful San Juan River Valley in northwest New Mexico, San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a 194-bed level III trauma center including state-of-the-art operating suites and 72 private patient rooms with fresh air balconies. As a non-profit community-owned hospital, SJRMC supports patients and families in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. The organization offers a continuum of care that includes a regional cancer center; spine center; heart center; rehabilitation hospital; outpatient diagnostic center; onsite daycare facility; hospital-owned AirCare air-ambulance service; and all the San Juan Health Partners specialty clinics.

Services: 100% inpatient work.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists work a hybrid schedule.

Compensation and benefits:

■ $275,000-$295,000 base salary plus productivity and quality bonuses

■ Lucrative benefits package, including retirement

■ Sign-on and relocation package

■ Student loan repayment

■ Quality work-life balance

Local highlights: Farmington offers a temperate four-season climate near the Rocky Mountains with world-class snow skiing, fly fishing, golf, hiking and water sports. Easy access to world-renowned Santa Fe Opera, cultural sites, national parks and monuments. Farmington’s strong sense of community and vibrant Southwest culture make it a great place to pursue work-life balance.

SCP Health
Based: Nationwide
Number of hospital medicine providers: 1,000+ hospitalists, 200+ nurse practitioners/physician assistants
Founded: 1994
Contact: opportunities@scp-health.com; scp-health.com/reach

SCP Health (SCP) is a clinical company. At our core, we work to bring hospitals and healers together in the pursuit of clinical effectiveness. With a portfolio of over 8 million patients, 7,500 providers, 30 states and 400 health care facilities, SCP Health is a leader in clinical practice management spanning the entire continuum of care. That includes emergency medicine, hospital medicine, wellness, telemedicine, intensive care and ambulatory care.

We are expanding rapidly, currently managing 100+ hospital medicine programs, each led by a physician team and an onsite medical director with regional support from a group medical officer. We offer stand-alone hospital medicine programs and integration with the EDs in which we also have contracts.

Facility types range from academic, community and regional access hospitals to trauma centers. We also offer full-time, part-time and PRN employment models.

Services: Services vary by site and hospital size. Hospitalist responsibilities may include:

■ Treat ED unassigned patients

■ Cover ICU patients

■ Consult with subspecialists

■ Treat observation patients

■ Provide preoperative evaluations

■ Collaborate with telehospitalists

■ Collaborate with qualified NPs/PAs

Schedule and coverage: Typical schedules are in a seven-on/seven-off format, but it may vary depending on the demands of the teams and hospitals.

Local highlights: Our locations range from large urban areas to mid-sized cities and smaller rural communities, with opportunities available nationwide.

Sound Physicians
Number of hospitalists: 3,500+ clinicians including hospitalists, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians, physician advisors, advanced practice practitioners and clinical performance nurses.
Number of hospitals/sites covered: 350+ nationwide
Founded: 2001
Contact: careers.soundphysicians.com

Sound Physicians is a physician-founded and -led organization with a proven track record of improving quality, satisfaction and financial performance for its hospital partners in 42 states. Sound combines a high-performance model with engaged clinicians to drive reproducible results across the acute episode of care.

Employment model: Hospitalists are employed by Sound Physicians. In collaboration with regional leadership, our teams focus on improving quality and satisfaction with a unique focus on developing clinical leaders and engaging physicians and advanced practice providers with a proven performance management model.

Compensation: Sound offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and 401(k), as well as opportunities to earn additional income working as a physician advisor or telehospitalist on off weeks. All clinicians are on a partnership track and a performance evaluation and career development program that promotes alignment with performance goals.

Company highlights: Every team has an onsite chief hospitalist, a clinical performance nurse, administrative support staff and a regional operations team. Sound provides extensive learning and development options including in-person training, virtual learning groups and online education modules, including CME courses. Trust, recognition, camaraderie and hassle-free onboarding are just a few features. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the acute episode of care.

Stony Brook University Hospital
Based in: Stony Brook, Long Island, N.Y.
Number of hospitalists: 64, recruiting 4 more
Founded: 2005
Contact: Sadia Abbasi, MD, Sadia.abbasi@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Stony Brook University Hospital is a 603-bed tertiary care center about 50 miles from New York City. It is Long Island’s premier academic center and level 1 regional trauma center.

Employment model: Hospitalists are appointed assistant professors of clinical medicine within the department of medicine, and the hospitalist program has attending-directed and teaching services. Attending-directed services are strongly supported by advanced practitioners.

Services: Hospitalists cover acute and post-acute care settings, as well as comanagement for orthopedics, cardiology and stroke services. The ICU is closed. Hospitalists manage a medicine step down unit with comanagement by pulmonary critical care staff and teach medical residents, students and geriatric fellows.

Schedule and coverage: Currently recruiting for day-time hospitalists (7 a.m.-7 p.m.) and nocturnists (7 p.m.-7 a.m.)

Compensation: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including vacation and sick time. Substantial night differential if working nights.

Practice highlights: Hospitalists engage in patient safety and quality initiatives. Our geriatrics program offers a traditional one-year geriatrics fellowship and a two-year geriatrics fellow-hospitalist track.

Local highlights: Long Island stretches more than 100 miles from New York City (Brooklyn and Queens) to Montauk Point, with excellent schools, pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches and quaint towns. Stony Brook is close to Manhattan, with an easy commute by rail, bus, or car to one of the world’s greatest cities.

UPMC Pinnacle
Based in: South central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg area)
Number of hospitalists: 60 physicians, 40 advanced practice clinicians
Number of hospitals covered: 7
Contact: Steven Lilie, MD (Lilies@upmc.edu); Shannon Schwalm (schwalms@upmc.edu); upmcpinnacle.com

UPMC Pinnacle is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. More than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals and approximately 11,000 employees serve a 10-county area at outpatient facilities and eight acute-care hospitals with 1,360 licensed beds.

Group highlights: The hospitalist group regularly engages in quality-improvement efforts. Recent initiatives have led to the creation of a new inpatient CHF team, marked improvements in COPD and sepsis care over the past year, and the transition to a new EMR system. The hospitalist team is led by two co-medical directors and site directors/team leaders at all sites.

Schedule and coverage: Most hospitalist groups work block schedules of seven-on/seven-off in 12-hour shifts, but the group offers flexibility with popular hybrid schedules that offer a mix of day and night shifts. UPMC Pinnacle hospitalists have an average of 14 to 16 daily patient encounters and excellent PA and NP support.

Benefits: Hospitalists receive a highly competitive salary with incentive bonus plus a rich benefits package that includes malpractice coverage and a retirement plan. Relocation allowance is available.

US Acute Care Solutions
Based in: Canton, Ohio
Number of hospitalists: Around 150 with projected growth in 2020. Currently recruiting for sites in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Texas.
Founded: 2015
Contact: Darrin Grella, Vice President of Recruiting, careers@usacs.com; 844-863-6797; USACS.com

US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) serves more than 220 sites in 20 states. Ten sites are Integrated Acute Care programs with multiple service lines including emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, observation services and palliative care.

Employment model: USACS is owned and led by physicians, drawing from an unprecedented level of talent, commitment and passion. USACS physicians have Day 1 ownership.

Services: Team model with hospitalist, critical care and emergency department under one (Integrated Acute Care) director.

Schedule and coverage: Typical coverage is seven-on/seven-off model with 12-hour shifts and the support of USACS-trained APPs.

Compensation: Employee/salary model. Site-specific compensation may include sign-on bonuses and productivity and/or quality incentives. Benefits package includes physician-equity ownership; 10% company funded retirement; comprehensive medical, dental, vision and Rx coverage; tax-free CME/BEA; short- and long-term disability; medical malpractice including tail coverage; leadership and clinical training; paid parental leave for all new parents; pioneering paid military leave and student loan refinancing.

Practice highlights: As George Mitri, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Acute Care, explains: “I believe our Integrated Acute Care model is the future of health care because it best aligns physician leadership with improved patient care. Our programs have already begun to prove this with incredible results.”

UVM Health Network-CVPH
Based in: Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Number of hospitalists: 17, recruiting 2 more
Founded: 2006
Contact: Lisa VanNatten, LVanNatten@cvph.org; 518-562-7441

UVM Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is a 300-bed community hospital that is part of the six-hospital University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network. The typical emergency department volume is 46,000 a year.

Employment model: Employment is with the UVM Health Network Medical Group.

Services: Each hospitalist has on average between 15 and 17 encounters per day.

Schedule and coverage: Block scheduling (12-hour shifts), typically days. Nocturnist position is available with 15 12-hour shifts per month. The team also consists of NPs or PAs.

Compensation: Full-time nocturnists receive $147.52 per hour ($318,643 annual minimum) and the day-time hospitalists receive $140.49 per hour for days and $147.52 per hour for nights ($303,458 annual minimum).

Local highlights: Plattsburgh is a picturesque community of 38,000 located on Lake Champlain (the sixth largest lake in the country) and at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Plattsburgh is within an hour’s drive of Montreal, Burlington.

Weatherby Healthcare
Based in: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Number of hospitalist positions nationwide: 55
Founded: 1995
Contact: WeatherbyHealthcare.com; 844-815-5968

Since 1995, Weatherby Healthcare has established itself as an expert in locum tenens staffing for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The company has nearly 600 employees committed to filling locum tenens assignments in large-scale health care networks, hospitals and clinics nationwide.

Staffing Industry Analysts recently gave Weatherby Healthcare its No. 1 ranking for largest locum tenens staffing firm, while the company also earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing Diamond Awards in the talent and client categories.

Weatherby Healthcare operates in all 50 states. Their professional services teams consist of dedicated experts in credentialing, licensing, travel, housing and more. The company features industry-best malpractice coverage and paid travel and housing. Working locum tenens is a great way to enjoy a flexible schedule, care for different patient populations, supplement your income or diversify your retirement.

Details—including daily census, whether hospitalists have to cover the ICU or do procedures, and whether physicians work block schedules or a certain number of shifts per month—vary across hospitalist shifts per month—vary across hospitalist sites and positions. Pay is competitive, and many postings have multiple types of shifts available.

Learn more at weatherbyhealthcare.com.

Williamson Medical Center
Based in: Franklin, Tenn., just outside Nashville
Number of hospitalists: 15 full-time, recruiting 1
Founded: April 2019
Contact: Bradley Bullock, MD, hospitalist program officer, bbullock@wmed.org; Jessica Halcom, senior recruiter, jhalcom@wmed.org

Williamson Medical Center is a 185-bed regional access community hospital that has an onsite children’s hospital, breast health center and orthopedic institute, as well as onsite cardiac and pulmonary rehab. Williamson Medical Center has been ranked in the top 10% nationally for medical excellence in overall surgical and orthopedic care and for patient safety in many areas. With higher than average staff satisfaction and lower than average turnover, we are a positive, healthy and supportive place to work.

Employment model: Williamson Medical Center hires hospitalists directly and does not offer a partnership track.

Services: Primary care coverage, subspecialist consultation, ICU coverage.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists work a 12-12-12-12-10 schedule.

Compensation: We provide a base pay with shift differential, as well as an RVU-based bonus.

Local highlights: Franklin, Tenn., offers the best of both worlds: historic sites and everything you want in a big city. Franklin is located only a few miles from Nashville with easy access to Atlanta and Chattanooga. Surrounded by bucolic scenery, Franklin sits in the heart of Williamson County, which has the state’s top-rated school system, parks and green spaces, fabulous restaurants and, of course, world-class health care. Various publications have voted Franklin among the “Best Southern Towns” and the “Top 10 Communities for Job Growth.”

Published in the November 2019 issue of Today’s Hospitalist 

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