Nocturnist – Austin, TX
To our prospective teammates,
I am the medical director for Sound’s hospital medicine practice at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. I take pride in being part of Sound’s hospital medicine practice and want to extend a warm welcome to recent graduates as well as seasoned clinicians. As you consider your next steps, I’d like to provide you with more information about our people, practice, and purpose:
- We are a team of 32 physicians and two advanced practice providers (APPs).
- Our team is youthful, vibrant, and actively involved, fostering a supportive and collaborative mindset.
- While some providers complete their tasks exclusively on the units, many utilize our office space for documentation and calls, facilitating a collaborative and social environment.
- I lead by example, though, in my role as an ambassador medical director, I cannot undertake clinical responsibilities. I seek providers willing to assist colleagues, are unafraid to seek help themselves, and are open to feedback and change when it benefits the patient, team, or hospital. Our emphasis is on performance improvement, which relies on providers’ commitment to enhancing their skills and development.
- Sound is focused on quality care, providing dedicated clinical performance nurses to each team to help them succeed, and invests in their providers in terms of offering professional development and leadership training.
- Daily responsibilities include meeting the standard hospitalist expectations in a referral center characterized by high acuity and complex patient cases. The facility has a lower-than-average population of homeless and unfunded individuals.
- We anticipate active engagement from all our providers, whether it involves participating in hospital committees, acting as a unit representative, or leading initiatives related to areas such as sepsis, patient experience, and substance abuse.
- We work within a system that is expanding its academic influence, backed by comprehensive support from all subspecialties. Additionally, our hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) was formerly a hospitalist, and we benefited from his endorsement and assistance.
- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance, long- and short-term disability, 401k with match, paid medical malpractice and tail coverage, and annual CME allowance.
- Applicants must possess internal medicine or family medicine privileges and are not required to perform procedures.
- We put patients first. Always.
- We value and support growth and development in our hospital medicine practice, allowing you to explore new opportunities locally and within the broader medical group.
- We’re a community-minded team and support involvement and contributions to community health and wellness in and out of the hospital.
Austin, the state capital of Texas, is an inland city in the Hill Country region known for its vibrant live music scene, featuring country, blues, and rock genres.
Austin thrives as a dynamic and lively community expanding rapidly, surpassing the current infrastructure’s capacity. Abundant in excellent restaurants, live music, outdoor activities, sports, and art, the city offers a vibrant and diverse range of experiences. The Circuit of the Americas raceway, located south of the city, hosts the United States Grand Prix for Formula One. Visitors rave about Austin’s legendary live music, diverse restaurant scene, and unique culture, urging others to experience the city’s charm for themselves.
Want to learn more about this opportunity? Reach out to my recruiting partner, who will put you in touch with me.
Slade Hodges, MD