The critical care specialist, sometimes called an INTENSIVIST, will work in conjunction with a team of other ICU (Intensive Care Unit) professionals to provide around-the-clock intensive care in the 36 bed ICU of the hospital’s North Tower. The Intensivist acts as a team leader, working closely with primary care physicians, specialists, therapists, and staff to make sure each patient on the North Tower receives optimal care for their pecific needs. Intensivists are board certified physicians, trained to treat a broad range of complex medical conditions for those patients who are critically ill. They have advanced skills for performing specialized lifesaving bedside procedures. An Intensivist will be onsite 24/7 to work with associates, physicians, patients and their family members. Once contacted, they will be available to provide face-to-face communication with the patient’s family. This ability to immediately react to changing circumstances has been shown to bring about dramatic improvement in patient outcomes and satisfaction. - See more here.