Job ID: 289719716  |  Last Updated: 9/2/2020

OB/GYN Attending Physician

SBH Health System
Bronx , NY
Applicant Contact
Belinda Correa
Administrative Manager
(718) 960-9415
(718) 960-9414
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

SBH is a unique and forward thinking not-for-profit, non-denominational health system. We are the primary clinical affiliate of CUNY School of Medicine (formerly Sophie Davis).1 St. Barnabas Hospital is 460 bed acute care teaching hospital that provides care for an urban safety net population in mid-Bronx. SBH unfailingly receives high patient satisfaction scores, particularly in womens health services.
SBH has a pleasant, renovated physical plant and, more importantly, a progressive and encouraging work culture. Our Triple AIM Plus philosophy is dedicated to delivering superior patient care, improving the health and wellness of our patients and their community, doing so efficiently, and continuously cultivating staff and patient satisfaction. Our Drive to Excellence document is available your review. The hospital administration holds semi-monthly town halls for all employees and affiliated clinicians and are particularly supportive of the OBGYN service.
SBH is currently constructing a unique Health and Wellness Center that has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Crains and other media. The Center will include low income housing, community services, and 40,000ft2 of clinical space, including an 18,000ft2 Mind/Body Center and a nearly 10,000ft2 Womans Comprehensive Health Center.2,3 There is tremendous optimism about the future of our health system, even in these challenging financial times.
St. Barnabas OBGYN is a captive P.C. of SBH Health System our clinical staff is employed by the PC or by Union Community Health Center, our sister FQHC. Our department includes 14 full-time OBGYNs, part-time MFMs (with 24/7 coverage), a part-time GYN Oncologist, and 8 experienced midwives and/or mid-level clinicians. Many of us have been at SBH for well over a decade, a testament our dedication to the department and our mission. We are a vibrant and cohesive group. Our clinicians cover the hospital with two physicians every night, holiday, and weekend. On weekdays, a midwife and a physician cover the service. Our practice provides care at three major clinic sites, three smaller private style offices, and a number of non-affiliated freestanding ambulatory sites. A significant percentage of our clientele speak Spanish. Translation phones are readily available but Spanish can be very helpful in this community.
The traditional schedule for a physician includes four clinical weekdays. One day every other week is covering inhouse patients, consults, and labor and delivery along with a midwife. One day every other week is protected OR time, shared with one or two other attendings. Other days include ambulatory care and/or administrative time. Each month physicians take three in-house weekday overnight calls (with a post-call day off) and one weekend 24 hour shift. Additional call sessions are often available with supplemental compensation. We are joined by CUNY medical students and rotating residents. This model provides logistical support to our clinical staff and patients, as well as educational opportunities and academic inspiration, while also protecting the attendings opportunity to fully manage a broad spectrum of surgical opportunities.
An alternative hospitalist-style schedule typically including 2 ~25hr shifts weekly including in house, OR, and smaller degree of ambulatory care responsibilities along with one weekend shift monthly (only one weekday shift that week). In our experience, this schedule has been appropriate for more experienced attendings.
We place emphasis on a safe clinical environment, crew resource management (team building) and communication, management bundles, as well as patient and provider satisfaction. We take pride in our evidencebased practice and we employ a full-time perinatal safety officer to assure optimal care and education. We provide APS/GNOSIS online education to the entire OB healthcare team; we have weekly case review conferences and a journal club.
We maintain ultrasound units in our L&D, fetal testing unit, OR, and ED as well as some of our ambulatory sites. We perform approximately 900-1000 deliveries annually amongst a relatively high-risk OB population; yet we
carefully maintain a low cesarean section rate and unparalleled outcomes. We have onsite MFM services (including ultrasound imaging), 24hr anesthesia and neonatology coverage and a level 3a NICU.
St. Barnabas Hospital has 5 modern operating suites. We maintain the expertise and resources to provide a broad spectrum of minimally invasive surgery and basic uro-gynecologic procedures. We have a monthly urodynamics clinic and several specialty pelvic floor therapists. We also have on-site gynecologic oncology services including major surgeries.
Attending physicians generally perform major surgeries in tandem and on-call is always with another attending, making SBH a great place to expand one's knowledge and experience during the critical years following residency or to establish a lifelong career. A wide variety of cases and volume offer new graduates the opportunity to take oral boards as early as their 1st year in practice. Board pass rate for recent graduates has been 100% for past 5 years. Our service also offers substantial opportunities for clinical and professional growth, including the possibility of undertaking satisfying leadership roles in our division and we are now recently transitioning to an optional model of sub-specialization within general OBGYN.
SBH uses Sunrise Care Manager (Allscripts) for inpatient and outpatient documentation and eClinicalWorks in some of the smaller ambulatory sites. Labor care is documented and archived and in GE Centricity Perinatal (CPN/QS).
Full time employment entitles physicians to a generous package including: Individual or family health insurance policy choices (with modest employee contribution) 401K pension plan; with a 3% safe harbor (vesting over 5 years) and a 1% employer match for employee contributions Term life insurance Optional participation in a group long term disability plan Professional medical liability insurance (occurrence or equivalent) 20 days vacation & 4 elective days per year (based on a 4-day work week) 5 CME days per year with stipend (also based on a 4-day work week) A competitive starting base salary 4 years post residency experience $215K (BE) and $220K (BC), with experience differential and a substantial seniority and performance-based bonus schedule. Direct applicants may be eligible for starting bonus Additional shifts available at $125/hr
I invite you to peruse our hospital website at or watch some of our video clips below and hope to welcome you soon to discover SBH Health Systems Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. We believe you will find SBH to be a promising match for you.

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