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.
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:
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:
Leadership training and professional development opportunities include:
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:
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
I have been working at IPC Healthcare full-time
Leadership preaches that a commitment to our facility partners (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, etc.) means putting their unique needs ahead of business growth activities. That requires us to set aside pure revenue-generating activities in order to participate in quality meetings, strategy sessions and other improvement related activities. Creating good partnerships that focus on long-term relationships is the key. On the strictly business side, IPC provides associates with the support of a large organization and the freedom to engage your local market with an entrepreneur's spirit.
Nothing that exceeds the usual work-related frustrations.
Advice to Management
Continue the recent efforts to leverage the scale of IPC's relationships, metrics and clinical expertise. The market needs increased understanding that IPC is positioned to meet the challenges of change.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IPC Healthcare.
Pretty simple laid back process. No real interview to speak of. It was honestly more like a tour around the hospital and a breakfast with several of the physicians. The process was only half a day. The only issue is that there seemed to be a disconnect between the physician recruiter and the pod director. Most casual interview I have ever been to.