Laborist (Obstetric-Gynecologic hospitalist)

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Date posted: 04/18/2019

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You’re going to LOVE Lovelace

Lovelace Medical Group is now hiring a Laborist (Obstetric-Gynecologic hospitalist) to join our vibrant and Collaborative practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lovelace Medical Group is a multispecialty provider group, inclusive of clinics, doctors and advanced practice providers in a broad range of specialties and primary care. Lovelace Health systems built the city’s first hospital and since our organization was founded over 100 years ago we have been committed to serving our community and creating the best quality of life possible for the patients we serve.  With our 26 locations throughout the state of New Mexico and over 550,000 visits in 2018 alone, we are a growing Medical Group with a bright future ahead of us.  As we grow to best serve the needs of our communities we are excited to add a Laborist Physician to our care team!

  • Lovelace was identified in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work 2016 through 2018 deemed a New Mexico Family-Friendly Business Award Gold Level recognition, 2016-2019 and recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home among other awards.

Job Summary:

  • Familiarity with managing high acuity obstetric patients - with maternal-fetal medicine consultation available at the hospital.
  • Frequently occurring clinical conditions include high BMI, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and preterm labor management.
  • Lovelace has an established treatment program for opioid addicted pregnant patients, training and ability to obtain DEA waiver to prescribe is critical.
  • Ability to do Emergency Room consultation, limited to patients requiring inpatient admission or anticipated surgery.
  • Call coverage is required though there is support through the midwifery team and shared with peer physicians.
  • While the role is a generalist ob-gyn practice but does take high risk obstetric transfers from surrounding hospitals.
  • Provide clinical care to patients in accordance with regulations to include but not limited to obtaining patient history, ordering labs, diagnostic studies, and arranging referrals.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.
  • Communicate effectively with physicians and medical staff to coordinated care.
  • Uphold excellent bedside manner and ability to create a great patient experience.
  • Provide care for women during prenatal, natal and postnatal periods.
  • Perform C-Sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients’ health and deliver babies safely.
  • Explain procedures, discuss test results, and prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Monitor patients’ progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary.
  • Attends departmental meetings and professional training sessions as requested.
  • Adherence and knowledge of laws to internal medicine, including HIPPA.
  • Women’s Hospital has a busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is a referral center for communities around the state.
  • Our busy collaborative Midwifery practice is part of our Obstetric Program.

  • Current board certification or currently board eligible.
  • Successful completion of an accredited Obstetric Residency program.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience.
  • Ability obtain DEA waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine is required

Why Lovelace Medical Group:

  • Lovelace currently has one of the lowest C-Section rates (15%-18%) in the country.
  • Lovelace Women’s Hospital recognized as a Baby-Friendly® hospital
  • Designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and in Robotic surgery.
  • Nationally competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision.
  • Generous Sign-on Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Free Health and Wellness programs available to all Lovelace employees.
  • Annual Continuing Medical Education Allowance
  • Life insurance options and both short-term and long-term disability programs.
  • 401K employer match, contribution, and deferred compensation
  • Paid time off (PTO).

About Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque is a charming city rich in culture, creative energy, and some of the best sunrises in the Southwest. A winter ski trip is always within a few hours’ drive and natural hot springs are sprinkled throughout the state. The best part is that the state of New Mexico is a lesser known treasure; with a reasonable cost of living and housing, a variety of cuisine to explore, and traffic mild enough to get across town in 15 minutes. Since 2013 Albuquerque has been mentioned and recognized over 175 times for the climate, culture, cost of living, biking and hiking trails, and best places to live, among other noteworthy mentions.

Contact information

Physician Recruitment Department  Delilah Garcia (505)595-4093

Lovelace is a drug-free employer with smoke-free campuses




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