Hospital Medicine Physician

Woodland Heights Medical Center - Hospitalist

Lufkin, TX

Job Description

  • 4 Physicians per day 7am-7pm
  • 1 Nocturnist Physician 7pm-7am
  • 149 hospital beds
  • 27 ICU focuses on post cath, stemi, vascular surgery, open heart
    surgery, and IABP, with a healthy influx of patients that would
    traditionally be in a medical ICU (DKA, respiratory failure, GI
    bleed, post-code, renal failure)

    • Open ICU with ICU Back-up
      • ICU rounds required
      • HM is responsible for everything except vents
        (pulmonologist handles vents)
  • 71 daily census
    • Average Daily Census per Physician: 15-18
    • Roughly 3 admits per physician/day
  • Integrated SCP Emergency Department
  • 7 on / 7 off block schedule; 12-hour shifts
  • Sub-specialty support
  • The ER runs the codes, the HM docs must go to the room if it is
    their patient

  • Procedures are optional
    • There are procedure teams for those who enjoy central lines,
      intubations, etc.
  • EMR: Medhost

Facility Information

Established in 1919, Woodland Heights Medical Center was Lufkin?s first hospital. Now, a century later, Woodland Heights is recognized throughout Deep East Texas as the leading provider of high quality, innovative health care services. Accommodating a wide range of clinical specialties, Woodland Heights has achieved excellence in key medical and surgical areas including cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine/rehabilitation, vascular surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. Woodland Heights also offers a full range of outpatient diagnostic services including advanced imaging, laboratory, outpatient surgery and emergency services. Through its Rehabilitation Center, Woodland Heights offers cardiac rehabilitation, stroke recovery and physical, occupational, speech and pelvic floor rehabilitation. The facility also houses the first Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the deep East Texas area. Combining modern facilities, leading technology, an exceptional staff, and a commitment to the communities it serves, Woodland Heights Medical Center remains at the forefront of quality health care in Deep East Texas.

Community Information

Lufkin is in the Texas Forest County and it is centrally located near Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Waco. This beautiful community offers unique opportunities for the great outdoors including bass fishing, top golf courses, museums and fine dining options. Lufkin offers below the national average cost of living, top-ranked public and private schools and for those seeking upper education, Angelina College is located in the area.

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