o All hospitalists work well together and help each other out.
o Must handle ICU admissions during the night shift, but intensivists are on call 24/7 Intensivists go home on call
o Hospitalist need to respond to codes, but no procedures required.
o Avg admissions: 8 (both night/day)
o Avg patients: 12-14/day. Busier in the summer months (we are the closest hospital to Ocean City, MD)
o Hospital has a total of 62 beds
o SCHEDULING: NOT a block schedule. Hospitalists work 14-16 shifts/month (flexible scheduling) for full-time. The 16 th shift is considered the max # of shifts a doc needs to work in a month in order to receive the higher Premium Pay hourly rate. Three possible shift types: attending shifts, admitting(flex) shifts, night shifts. Normally, there are 2 attending hospitalists, 1 admitting hospitalist, and 1 nocturnist (Noct. Is the only hospitalist covering nights).
Hourly comp for monthly shifts 1-16:
o Hospitalists with less than 5 years of experience: $119/hr.
o Hospitalists with 5+ years of experience: $124/hr
o There is a $10 hourly night differential
Hourly comp for monthly shifts 16+:
o Day-time shifts: $150/hr
o Night-time Shifts: $160/hr
Total comp potential: $260k + bonus
Hospitalist Bonus potential - $160k/year; $80k/6 month: split between 8 (currently)
Bonus structure for both specialties is based on quality and wRVU (Maryland started H-chip)
Health benefits, CME $3,500, $1,000 licensing. NO vacation package and no set time off for CME.