Lifespan Physician Group (LPG), is the largest multi-specialty group of physicians in Rhode Island. Our growing academic physiatry department has an opening for a Medical Director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit (IRU) at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), with experience in an PM&R inpatient environment. We are proud of our collaborative team-based approach and are seeking a board certified PM&R physician with additional medical management skills of rehab patients to assume this leadership role. Fellowship training is encouraged, but not required. In this position you will be responsible for effective patient flow in and out of the Rehabilitation Unit, screening of appropriate patients for both RIH and sister unit at Newport Hospital (NH), leading the multi-disciplinary team for coordination of care and the discharge disposition of patients. This position will also require potential cross-coverage of an inpatient PM&R Consult Service.
The nitty gritty:
Competitive compensation, depending on experience approximately $300K+
Work M-F, with admitting responsibilities until 5 pm
Call is currently 1:8 weekends at both RIH and NH, no night call
Clinical, administrative, and academic duties
Research opportunities, including oversight of the rehabilitation component of a large DARPA research grant on improving function of spinal cord injury patients
Very close collaboration with the state’s only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center (stroke volume 40% of IRU)
Collaboration with community-based SNFs in a continuum of care paradigm
13 bed unit with 13 bed sister unit at Newport Hospital
EMR – Epic
Team based approach with hospitalists/nocturnists, advanced practice providers, , RN liaisons, floor RNs, social workers, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speach language pathology, and case managers
Academic appointment opportunity at Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical school with expected teaching responsibilities at for residents and medical students rotating through the unit, as well as scholarly activity and community engagement
Malpractice Insurance covered with tail
CME/licensing/privileges/DEA allowance $3,500 per year
Excellent research opportunities with potential academic appointment
Rhode Island Hospital is located in the heart of downtown Providence, RI. Newport Hospital is on the beautiful Aquidneck Island in the city of Newport, Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
719 bed, level 1 trauma center
The Department of PM&R includes multiple outpatient clinics, with focus on in Concussion, Spasticity, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Wheelchair management, Oncology, Wound Care, Spine, and Interventional Pain Management
Rhode Island is best known for sandy shores and seaside colonial towns. With over 400 miles of coastline and more than 100 fresh and saltwater beaches, we are viewed as the sailing capitol of the world. Although the smallest state (37 miles wide and 48 miles long) we are mighty; home to 37 golf courses, 12 colleges, an international airport and offer foodies everything from the finest dining, fantastic food trucks and microbreweries. Easy access to Boston (1 hour) and New York City (3 hours) and a lower cost of living make for a wonderful place to live, work and play.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits, CME, Generous PTO, Academic Appointment
About Lifespan Physician Group
Lifespan, Rhode Island's first health system, was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A comprehensive, integrated, academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Lifespan's present partners also include Rhode Island Hospital's pediatric division, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Bradley Hospital; Newport Hospital; and Gateway Healthcare. A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by its mission: Delivering health with care.
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