Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – Lexington, KY

Full Time

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – Lexington, KY

To prospective teammates,

I’m the medical director for Sound Physicians hospitalist practice at St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. As a member of the Sound team for five years, I’m proud of the hospital medicine program we’ve built and welcome interest from nurse practitioners and physician assistants looking for a positive career change. I want to share more about us, specifically our people, practice, and purpose, as you consider your options:

People
  • We are a closely knit, established team of 20 physicians and six advanced practice providers (APPs), with the support of two clinical performance nurses.
  • We are a culturally diverse practice with a good balance of experienced providers and new graduates.
  • We have a strong partnership with our hospital administration and collaborate frequently on committees and projects to improve the function of our hospital and provide excellent patient care.
  • We have a supportive practice with frequent touch bases at work and social gatherings outside the hospital.
Practice
  • We welcome the challenge of complex cases, working in a semi-open ICU with 24-hour intensivist coverage. Our providers are welcome to perform procedures consistent with their privileges, but procedures are not a requirement.
  • We have team huddles at least three times a week and a monthly all-staff meeting to connect about the practice, hospital-related topics, and developments within Sound Physicians.
  • We have monthly educational CME meetings and hospital-wide hospital medicine committee meetings.
  • Hospitalist APPs independently manage pre-op patients in a clinic setting with support staff and available supervising physicians.
  • Most of us like to spend time with our families or outdoors, so a flexible schedule is available, and we cover for each other when we’re out.
  • 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.
Purpose
  • We put patients first. Always.
  • A focus on growth and development is foundational to Sound Physicians, and teammates are encouraged to expand their careers here locally or within the broader medical group.
  • We’re a community-minded team and encourage our team members who want to contribute in and out of the hospital to help make our local community thrive.

More about our community: If you’re considering relocating to Lexington, the area offers a blend of cultural richness, a strong horse industry, affordable living, and outdoor recreational opportunities. It appeals to those seeking a welcoming community with a touch of Southern charm and historical significance.

To learn more, please reach out to my recruiting partner, who will put you in touch with me.

Dr. Matt Cantrell
System Medical Director, SJH Main/East

Tagged as: Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant