Job Description

Job Summary:

The Nocturnist provides inpatient care from admission through discharge for patients of Weeks Medical Center. The Nocturnist works collaboratively with the Hospitalist to manage the entire treatment process for patients who have been admitted to our facility by creating and recommending treatment plans, recording medical histories, and updating information for existing patient records with the most recent findings.

Nocturnist will be responsible for taking community call while on shift. This requires knowledge and experience with Family Practice Medicine from pediatric to geriatric.

  • schedule can be either bi-weekly with 3:4 nights, or can be 7 on:7 off
  • EMR is Meditech Expanse, Dragon
  • Supported by a strong, collaborative team of MAs, RNs, LPNs, LNA Case Manager, etc
  • 10 pts/day in MedSurg on average, <1 pt/day in ICU, 2% child/98% adult
  • 3 ICU beds; ICU: 2 (daily census)
  • Total # of Beds: 25
  • Admissions: 2-5 new admits/consults per shift.
  • Inpatient: 8-12 (daily visits or discharge): Observation, inpatient, and SNF/swing status.
  • Patient mix: 90% adults, 10% peds. 85% Medicine, 14% Surgery, 1% Trauma
  • Additional support by House Coordinator, Case Management, and On-Call Staff
  • Performs focused or comprehensive physical examinations as appropriate. Ensures patients are assigned the proper status within the hospital (e.g., treatment, observation, inpatient, ICF, SNF).
  • EKG interpretation, initial CXE interpretation, intubation, vent management
  • ED runs codes 

Essential Qualifications: 

 Board certified and 2 years experience in a hospital setting required. Active and unrestricted license in New Hampshire or able to obtain.  ACLS and BLS from the American Heart Association required.

About WMC:

The major strength of Weeks Medical Center is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. Weeks is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering medical, surgical, and intensive care services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including cardiac and physical rehabilitation; a fully-staffed oncology department; 24-hour emergency care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive radiology department. Weeks is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today’s healthcare environment.

About North Country Healthcare (NHC):

North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources department at the affiliate to which you are applying.

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