You’ve recovered from the holidays and rolled into 2020. Now is the perfect time to get some altitude on your current role and envision your professional future.
If you’ve been curious about hospitalist work, read on! Here are a few of the most common reasons OB/GYNs decide to join our awesome team:
1) We have something for basically everyone
Whether you want to work full time, part time or back up, whether you want to lead a team of hospitalists or launch new programs around the country, and whether you’re board-certified or board-eligible – we have roles that will fit your desired lifestyle and career path.
We also hire certified nurse-midwives for some of our hospital teams.
To view all our current openings, explore our brand-new interactive clinical recruiting map!
2) Your role improves outcomes and helps reduce maternal mortality
Our founder, Chris Swain, MD, created the original OB/GYN hospitalist model in 2006 to ensure that every pregnant woman who presented to the hospital would be seen by an experienced obstetrician – regardless of circumstance.
Today our hospitalists are on hand 24-7 to do triage, support nurses and residents, and handle any obstetrical emergency that comes through the door. Lightening the load and reducing burnout for local private-practice OB/GYNs (who decide on a case-by case basis how they will partner with OBHG physicians) helps makes care safer for everyone.
Listen in as OBHG CMO Mark Simon, MD discusses maternal mortality in one of our latest podcast episodes:
3) If you want to move into a leadership role – there’s a track for that
If your goal is to become a physician leader you can take advantage of our comprehensive training program that will help hone or develop your skills. Many OBHG physicians who started as hospitalists have advanced into Site Director or Medical Director of Operations roles.
In addition, our hospitalists often serve on committees at their facilities, join community non-profit boards, or take on new roles for professional associations like SOGH, ACOG or ACOOG.
If you’re interested in education, some of our hospital programs offer the opportunity to introduce rotating medical students to the OB/GYN field, work closely with residents learning the ropes, or apply for faculty appointments at affiliate medical schools.
Becoming a hospitalist definitely does not mean giving up autonomy or influence.
4) You can spend more uninterrupted time with your own family
Most OB/GYNs have (or plan to have) children of their own. If you’re currently in private practice and feel you’re being pulled in a million directions at once, a shift to hospitalist medicine can help restore balance in your life.
Our full-time hospitalists typically work seven or eight 24-hour shifts per month. You won’t spend hours in the office on paperwork, and you won’t be on call. When you’re off, you’re off!
5) You’ll have a huge network of peer support
OBHG strives to be a clinician-centered organization. We offer the best physician resources – for continuing education, clinical and social networking, confidential peer-to-peer counseling and even mission trip support – and we are continually looking to improve.
Our custom community site, Ob Exchange offers blog posts about what fellow hospitalists are up to, an active forum, administrative information and more – all included in one convenient online space.
More than 800 exceptionally skilled OB/GYNs have already chosen to work with us, and we are adding new programs and positions all the time! You can get to know some our hospitalists by reading the personal stories they’ve shared.
Our clinical recruiters are always interested in talking with skilled board-certified and board-eligible OB/GYNs and certified nurse-midwives. We encourage you to submit your information today!