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Physician Advisor - Full-time in Coastal South Carolina

  • Job ID 2005011166
  • Date posted 04/27/2020
  • Facility Hilton Head Hospital

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a national healthcare management company, is currently seeking a Physician Advisor in several locations. The Physician Advisor (PA) will be a key member of the hospital s Executive Team and report directly to the hospital CEO and the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and indirectly to the Tenet Physician Advisor Program Director based in Dallas, Texas.

The Physician Advisor (PA) has responsibility for providing medical staff leadership to the Utilization Management Committee (UMC) and functions of the Case Management (CM) and Health Information Management (HIM)/Clinical Documentation Improvement Departments. The PA leads and promotes processes for patients to receive medically necessary and high quality care throughout the continuum of care. In addition, the PA promotes medical care that reflects professional best practices and community standards of care. The PA also assists in reducing the financial risks associated with denials that are due to providing medically unnecessary or preventable services and extended length of stays.

Additionally, the Physician Advisor provides ongoing education and in-service instruction programs for the Hospital s medical staff (including residents and fellows in academic medical centers), nursing and ancillary personnel related to coding/clinical documentation improvement, compliance, utilization management and quality issues. Further, the PA conducts and documents reviews and for cost and length of stay (LOS) outliers as referred by the non-physician reviewers. He/she conducts medical necessity reviews for cases not referred to an outsourced physician advisor company.

The successful candidate will be currently licensed and board certified and have a demonstrated track record of superior performance in physician leadership roles gained in a complex, multi-hospital care environment and a record of success in clinical process improvement.


  • M.D. or D.O. with current South Carolina State Licensure in good standing
  • Board Certification in a specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Previous experience as a Physician Advisor is preferred; will consider previous Administrative and/or Leadership experience
  • Experience as a physician leader in a large system, hospital, integrated delivery system or leader of a large complex department
  • Reputation as an excellent clinician with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in medical practice
  • At least five years of clinical experience involving the delivery of direct patient care in a hospital setting

Job: Non-Clinical/Administrative
Primary Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Facility: Hilton Head Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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