Join a Collegial Practice Where You Thrive
Sound Physicians, a physician-founded and led organization, focuses on improving quality, patient satisfaction, and ICU performance. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the way critical care is provided. This is accomplished by our relentless pursuit to create value and eliminate waste in the ICU, implementing critical care programs that focus on improving the lives of patients while creating value for our hospital partners.
We ensure that physicians have the time and resources needed to deliver compassionate care that measurably improves quality and lowers the cost of healthcare for patients in the communities we serve. Our culture promotes physician autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Physicians have the ability to effectively participate in the process of change management within the community hospital ICU setting.
The Team – The Hospital
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, a 391-bed, tertiary care facility and comprehensive stroke center located in Richmond’s West End, has been serving the central Virginia patient population for more than 40 years. As part of the Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the larger Bon Secours Health System which serves communities in six states, St. Mary’s is home to multiple centers of excellence including hip and knee joint replacement, award-winning neuroscience, and cardiac surgery programs, and a world-class heart failure clinic providing comprehensive treatment of advanced heart failure. The hospital has one of the top-rated LVAD programs in the country with a robust HF team. The health system is dedicated to serving those in need through ministry and world-class care in every aspect. Bon Secours St. Mary’s was the first and is the largest of Sound Critical Care’s three Intensivist programs in Richmond.
- 7 physician team with 5 critical care advanced practice providers
- 36-bed ICU – medical, surgical, neuro, and cardiac patients (VV-VA ECMO)
- Modified block schedule with 12-hour shifts
- Part-time options available
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital is the recipient of many awards and recognitions related to the high level of quality of care that they provide including an “A” from the Leapfrog Group for Hospital Safety in the spring of 2020. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital is the only non-academic facility to earn recognition as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center in a four-state region by The Joint Commission. They are also the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital was named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals and is part of the larger Bon Secours Heart Care team serving the greater Richmond area. St. Mary’s Hospital was the first community hospital in Richmond to achieve Magnet Recognition in 2008 and proudly continues that designation year after year.
Education, Training & Experience Required
- MD or DO
- Must be board certified or board eligible in critical care medicine
- Ability to work as a team member
- Must have a commitment to excellence in clinical service, be forward-thinking and demonstrate problem-solving abilities necessary in this environment
- Excellent communication (written and verbal), analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability to perform all technical skills in the critical care setting
Location & Lifestyle
Richmond, Virginia is one of the country’s fastest growing communities and offers residents the convenience and culture of a metropolitan lifestyle as well as endless recreational options. The James River is one of Richmond’s most unique attractions and boasts 550 acres of scenic shorelines and islands with an idyllic riverfront that lends to the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. Richmond is home to many unique cultural centers that offer something special for everyone. Outdoor concerts and festivals, a children’s museum, art galleries, golf courses, craft breweries, wine bars, and endless shopping choices are dotted throughout the region. Foodies are drawn to Richmond for the diverse and artistically designed restaurants that are spread throughout the city and outlying communities. Simply put, Richmond has it all!