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Hospitalist Physician

Pay Range: Min: $91.98 Mid: $131.40. Pay is based upon relevant education and experience.

The Hospitalist is a key role in the organization and is responsible for clinical management of the Vail Health patients.To clinically care for adult hospitalized patients, both primary non-surgical management as well as provide consultative services to other physician groups.  Provide coverage for all patients being seen by the Vail Health Hospitalist group.

  1. Manage patients through the continuum of hospital care, consults on patients in the emergency department and provides patient care in the PCU and ICU
  2. Provide consultative services for various physician teams.
  3. Work with clinical team comprised of registered nurses and care tech.
  4. Participates in the implementation of appropriate clinical protocols.
  5. Uses available reports, medical records, and on site observation to review and improve the quality of care delivered by team members.
  6. Provide training to clinical care tech and registered nursing staff as needed.
  7. Ensure accuracy of provider coding and documentation.
  8. Assures medical involvement in the development, approval, and review of all policies, procedures, and protocols governing clinical care.
  9. Monitor and manage patient satisfaction scores.
  10. Collaborate with operations team to resolve patient care complaints and grievances.
  11. Other duties may be required based on hospital specific requirements or needs.
  12. Attend Quarterly Medical Staff Meetings
  13. Role models the principles of a Just Culture.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.  Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.


  • Completion or pending completion of Internal Medicine residency.
  • Clinical experience in a hospitalist position preferred but not required


  • A license to practice medicine in the state of Colorado.
  • A current DEA registration number.


  • Board Certification/Board Eligibility Internal Medicine.
  • BLS/ACLS by American Heart Association, required

Computer / Typing:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computer skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.


  • Completion or pending completion of Internal Medicine residency. Must be BC or BE.

As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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