Location: Bellevue, Washington
Internal Number: HOSPI003026
Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.
Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a full-time (0.8 FTE) BC/BE Internal Medicine Hospitalist/Informatics Physician to join our Hospitalists team at the Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington.
This position will provide overall provider guidance for the Inpatient Epic module development and refinement at the Overlake Medical Center and our Inpatient facility on Capitol Hill, as well as working with our seven contracted hospitals to improve the experience of our physicians working at those facilities. Also, help to lead our Meaningful Use and other government reporting programs, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This will require working as a hospitalist half-time (0.4 FTE).
* 3 or more years as a Hospitalist and experience working with Epic.
* 2 or more years of experience leading the implementation and/or optimization of Electronic Medical Records in an Inpatient setting
* All applicants must have an unrestricted Washington State Medical License and Federally Issued DEA license.
* Prioritization Assist in prioritizing which features to which we should be devoting time and energy.
* Clinician Change Management Educate physicians and other clinical users regarding the purposes and functions of new and/or existing but underutilized features of the clinical information systems.
* Clinician Education Assist in our various provider training programs, including Associate Program and P2P (Pathway to Proficiency).
* Meaningful Use Work with the program leaders to ensure that MU requirements are met, as well as related government programs like MACRA.
* Clinical IT Projects Work with Operational Leaders and Care Delivery IT to ensure optimal system usability of the Inpatient Epic module.
* All applicants must possess a full range of clinical skills and an interest in working with an innovative group practice.
Formal clinical informatics training is required (Graduate Certificate, Masters, or Fellowship.
Overlake Medical Center is a nonprofit regional medical center offering a full range of advanced medical services to the Puget Sound region. It is the first Level III Trauma Center on the Eastside, and is known for providing award-winning, compassionate and patient-centered care. Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) providers take care of most of the patients admitted. Exceptions include: some ICU (GH intensivists rotate with community intensivists and they share all patients), interventional radiology, GI (for ERCP only), neurosurgery emergencies (not stable for transfer to VMMC).
As a condition of employment, all clinicians and employees are required to verify COVID-19 vaccination status. As part of the pre-boarding process and before starting work, you will be required to verify your vaccination status, and will be provided an opportunity to apply for an accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, if needed.
Compensation and Benefits
The entire salary range for this position is $280,124 to $329,558 and will be prorated based on FTE. Placement of new hires will be in the range of $280,124 to $313,080 based on factors such as education, training or experience.
Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life, and disability insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company's 401k plan, receive employer contributions to the 401(k) plan, and enroll in our cash balance pension plan. Employees will also receive four weeks of paid vacation leave every year and eight paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and will receive continuing medical education leave and funding.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 134,000. The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a downtown skyline of gleaming high-rises. Although business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods, nearly 100 beautiful parks, a vast network of trails, top schools and a vibrant economy. Bellevue is routinely ranked among the best mid-sized cities in the country (Livability.com and 24/7 Wall Street). The population is becoming more diverse - according to the most recent census, minorities constituted 41 percent of Bellevue's population and more than 50 languages are now spoken by children in Bellevue public schools.
We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.
As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients--the heart of everything we do--first.
Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
- Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
- Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
- Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region
Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other--with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.