CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston, TX

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.
The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary
Telemetry House Officers are responsible for the initial evaluation and manage of patients admitted to their area of coverage by members of the Teaching Medical Service (TMS). In their area of coverage, Telemetry House Officers will also provide cross coverage management to patients admitted by members of TMS. They are not responsible for initial evaluation and management of patients admitted to their area of coverage by physicians who are not members of the TMS but will provide cross coverage management to those patients if there is a TMS member consulting on the case. Telemetry House Officers will provide cross coverage management in their area of coverage to all patients, both teaching and non-teaching, in emergency situations. Telemetry House Officers are responsible for notifying members of the TMS of any significant change in the status of their patients.

Education and Licensure:
Texas Medical License, DEA, ACLS

Minimum Experience:
1 Year Medical Residency in Internal Medicine
Approval from Program Director for Moonlighting

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Telemetry House Officers should be capable of evaluating and managing patients with problems admitted to Internal Medicine Service. They should be skilled at interpreting and managing typical arrhythmias found in patients admitted to a Telemetry bed. They should be ACLS certified and be capable of initiating emergency care.

Position Responsibilities:
Respond to all codes occurring on patients in your areas of coverage.
2. Responsible for initiating admitting notes and admitting orders on all patients admitted to the Teaching Medical Service (TMS) to those units under your coverage unless otherwise specified by the admitting staff physician.
3. Responsible for timely evaluation of new medical problems as they occur on any TMS patient within those locations under your coverage.
4. Responsible for being physically present in the hospital during the entire telemetry shift. During a telemetry shift you will not have concurrent clinical responsibilities.
5. Responsible to do cross-coverage for non-teaching patients admitted to the Telemetry Service in emergency situations. Emergency situations include but not limited to: chest pain, shortness of breath, hypotension, arrhythmias, and altered mental status.
6. Other duties as assigned
Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0254899
Schedule: Full-time
Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center