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IPC Healthcare Overview

Knoxville, TN
10000+ employees
TeamHealth
1979
Company - Private
Health Care
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At TeamHealth (NYSE: TMH), our purpose is to perfect our physicians' ability to practice medicine, every day, in everything we do. Through our more than 18,000 affiliated physicians and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers outsourced emergency ... Read more

Mission: Our philosophy is as simple as our goal is singular: we believe better experiences for physicians lead to better outcomes—for patients, hospital partners and physicians alike.

IPC Healthcare – Why Work For Us?



IPC Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of hospital medicine and related facility-based services. Our providers deliver high quality inpatient care efficiently and cost-effectively, supported by IPC-Link®, the most sophisticated, comprehensive physician software technology available today.

IPC employs over 1,800 full time clinicians in 29 states. To support our providers, IPC offers management and administrative services such as billing and collections, recruitment, marketing, training and education. A pioneer in the field of hospital medicine and related facility-based services, IPC has a well-earned reputation as a leader in quality and innovation.

One of the reasons IPC has grown to be one of the largest hospitalist companies in the U.S. is our dedication to building a team of hospitalists who are truly devoted to providing quality care and committed to serving patients. Our Career Center provides information about current opportunities, training, education and our leadership program.

IPC operates practice groups across the country and we are constantly adding new locations. We’ve created a practice map to make it easy to see where we practice so you can learn more about those areas.

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Providing opportunities for the ongoing career growth and satisfaction of our clinicians is vital to the continued success of IPC.  Physicians serve in IPC leadership positions in a variety of capacities including:

  • Become practice group leaders
  • Lead Joint Operating Committee meetings with our hospital clients
  • Become chief of staff within their facility
  • Appointments to medical directorships

With practice groups operating throughout the country, our providers have the flexibility to apply their enhanced skills to new geographic locations if they choose to move their place of practice to other facilities across town or across the country.






IPC believes that training and development is a critical and rapidly evolving priority, and we invest in comprehensive professional development opportunities for clinicians as well as our business team members. 

Training offered by IPC includes:

  • Extensive orientations, personally tailored for each clinician, prior to seeing patients.
  • Proprietary training modules, developed under the supervision of clinical leadership, on such topics as: billing and coding, medical records documentation, risk management and healthcare economics.
  • CME programs designed to maintain and enhance skills in other key areas such as clinical leadership and communications.

Leadership training and professional development opportunities include:

  • Intensive three-day Leadership Retreats for new IPC clinicians, held at our corporate headquarters, focused on skill-building in areas such as leadership, communication, team-building, patient safety, patient satisfaction and other related topics.
  • Regularly scheduled national leadership conferences
  • Monthly regional meetings/training sessions 
  • Weekly practice meetings
  • Advanced Practice Group Leader training
  • Ongoing corporate office monthly training sessions
  • Participation with External Leadership Programs and Professional Associations
  • Involvement in numerous committees
  • IPC's exclusive IPC-UCSF Fellowship for Healthcare Leaders offered by the University of California at San Francisco only to IPC Practice Group Leaders

UCSF Fellowship Program in Hospitalist Leadership

IPC has formed an exclusive partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Hospital Medicine and its Center for the Health Professions to develop a unique clinical leadership training program for IPC Practice Group Leaders. Graduates of this fellowship program, the first organized program of its kind in hospital medicine, are equipped with the skills to lead and manage positive change in providing quality patient care for the hospitals they serve.

The primary goal of the fellowship program is to focus on defining, designing, and leading improvement projects relevant to and aligned with the strategic goals of the facilities where IPC provides inpatient care. In addition to learning core leadership skills, participants receive training in quality improvement and patient safety. An important feature of the program is the Quality/Operational Improvement Project. Fellowship enrollees will select a key area in their own hospital, and, working with UCSF program mentors, develop and implement a plan to improve it, with measurable results. The enrollees participate in a variety of learning modalities, including core program seminars, executive coaching sessions, webinars and on-site meetings.

IPC clinicians have made a deliberate decision about their career: to pursue inpatient medicine with passion and focus. That is why they choose the leader in hospital medicine and related facility-based services.


IPC's practice groups desire clinicians who are:

  • Committed to joining a highly dedicated medical team
  • Well trained and continually adding to their knowledge base
  • Intent on developing close working relationships with hospital staff and administration
  • Serious about striving for excellence in the practice of hospital medicine

Desire to be the best is a great motivator. Providers who possess that desire will flourish with IPC and enjoy all the benefits and rewards of a long and satisfying career.



Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants 

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants have been an integral part of IPC practice groups for many years. More than 600 Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant providers currently practice in IPC acute and post-acute settings.  IPC is experienced in integrating their unique skills into inpatient practice groups to maximize contributions to the practice as well as the patients they serve. IPC promotes an environment of partnership and teamwork among all clinicians through regular communication and participation as true members of the practice group. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are highly valued by their IPC physician colleagues for the extra level of quality care they can provide to their patients and will surely continue to play a growing role in the company’s clinical practices in the future.



Clinical Psychologists 

Clinical Psychologists care for patients as part of IPC’s expanding Integrated Medicine and Behavioral Health practices throughout the country.  Working as a team alongside Physicians, Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, they provide inpatient behavioral care across the full spectrum of post-acute settings.  Join IPC in this exciting, growing model of care and enjoy the rewards of flexible scheduling, unlimited income potential, and a highly attractive benefits package.

Acute Settings

IPC Hospitalists practice in the acute setting in more than 400 facilities, in 29 states.  Clinicians, in a growing number of specialties, provide excellent inpatient clinical care to their patients, and are highly engaged with the facility in which they serve and in the leadership of their own practices.  In return, IPC offers expert practice support, stable and growing infrastructure, and professional and financial rewards that are unparalleled in hospitalist medicine. Stated simply, IPC provides our clinicians the ability to practice medicine and manage patients as true drivers of the inpatient delivery system to the long-term benefit of all stakeholders. 

IPC Hospitalists in the acute setting include Physicians trained in specialties such as Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Palliative Care, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry, practicing with Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant colleagues.

  

Post-Acute Settings

Today, IPC clinicians practice in over 1,200 post-acute care facilities, including skilled nursing, long-term care, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation facilities.  In coordination with the more than 400 acute care hospitals where IPC currently operates, IPC’s post-acute care practices provide a true continuum of care to our patients as they move from one facility type to another throughout their entire episode of care.

IPC post-acute care practices exist to address a number of growing needs:

  •  Improving alignment between post-acute and acute facilities for better patient outcomes
  •  Promoting successful care transitions
  •  Preventing avoidable readmissions
  •  Enhancing clinical leadership in facilities which are experiencing a rise in acuity

IPC post-acute care teams include Physicians trained in specialties such as Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Disease, Ophthalmology, Palliative Care, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Wound Care, practicing with Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Psychologist colleagues.

  

Behavioral Health Settings

IPC provides psychiatry and psychological services in a growing number of acute and post-acute facilities.  Psychiatric Hospitalists provide care in acute settings alongside traditional IPC Hospitalist practices.  In post-acute settings, physician-led multidisciplinary teams deliver on-site compassionate care and behavioral interventions to patients, including psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management.  IPC is committed to improving the care delivery system throughout the continuum of care, and has been an early leader in this model of care.  Our behavioral health practices are growing across the country to meet the increasing needs of post-acute facilities and the patients and families they serve.

IPC Behavioral Health teams include Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, providing integrated care using a collaborative, team approach.

Corporate Headquarters 

Dedicated business professionals support all IPC practices nationwide from the home office in North Hollywood, California.  This dynamic and growing team has rewarding career opportunities available.  As part of the team that supports our providers, you will find challenging and rewarding roles in many of our business units including Accounting, Finance, Compliance, Legal and our Central Billing Office.  Be at the center of this exciting work environment where you will be part of a successful group of professionals passionate about improving the healthcare delivery system.


Regional Offices

In more than 40 regional offices nationwide, IPC business professionals dedicate their efforts to meeting the needs of IPC providers so they can take better care of their patients.  Our regional offices hire professionals to handle various roles including business development, credentialing specialists, patient liaisons and administrative assistants.  Be at the center of this exciting work environment, vitally engage with the local healthcare market, and advance the success of IPC practices on the front lines.  

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    Competitive pay, great atmosphere, benefits

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    Unable to accommodate schedule changes

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IPC Healthcare Photos

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IPC Healthcare Interviews

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    Emergency Physician Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at IPC Healthcare (Syracuse, NY).

    Interview

    responding to printed ad, received phone call interview from ER director. submitted application and reported for on sight interview. Received tour of facility, dinner for two (spouse included) and invitation to return for trial run of several shifts before committing to full time position. At the end of the interview I was in the locker room with a physician assistant who had been working here for many years. I asked his advice as to whether I should take the job. It was his reassurance that sealed my decision to take the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you can handle the acuity of this facility, compared with where you are presently employed?   1 Answer
    • Why would you want to leave Myrtle Beach to come to Upstate NY?   1 Answer
    • How will you answer the question in this survey "When was this interview ?" when the "select year" button won't allow you to go back more than 5 years?   1 Answer
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IPC Healthcare Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2009

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