Physician Advisor, Inova Alexandria Hospital
The Physician Advisor is a physician leader with ability to develop team partnerships and drive operational goals. This physician leader performs concurrent and retrospective clinical reviews to determine appropriate admission status and the appropriate duration of the hospitalization. This physician leader provides clinical review on cases referred by case management staff and/or other health care professionals in accordance with the hospitals objectives for assuring quality patient care and effective, efficient, compliant utilization of health care services. The Physician Advisor collaborates with case management department and health care team members to discuss selected cases and makes recommendations for care. The Physician Advisor interacts with medical staff members and medical directors of third party payers to discuss the needs of patients and alternative levels of care. The Physician Advisor is recognized as a clinical and criteria expert to attending physicians regarding their decisions relative to appropriateness of hospitalization, continued stay, and use of resources.