Intensivist - Hendrick Medical Center
Abilene, Texas

Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates (PCCA), a private practice intensivist group is hiring intensivists to work at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.

  • Hendrick Medical Center is a 340-bed Regional Medical Center and Level III Trauma Center
  • 24-bed Medical Surgical ICU
  • Intensivists cover days 7am to 7pm
  • APP’s cover days 7am to 7pm and nights 7pm to 7am
  • PCCA supports the refined multidisciplinary MD/APP intensivist team model of care to provide expanded critical care services. The Intensivist in collaboration with the APP’s function as intensivist teams
  • PCCA offers nationally competitive compensation and benefits

Job Description Program Model

The medical and surgical intensive care unit is staffed and managed by PCCA and operates as a true intensivist program with the intensivist serving as head of the multidisciplinary team, overseeing all M/S ICU patients and working closely with surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, pulmonary medicine physicians, Hospitalists and support staff.

Program Model

The intensivst service provides 24-hour coverage in the M/S ICU. Intensivist physicians work a 7-day block of 12-hour day shifts 7am to 7pm with support provided by daytime APP's. At 7pm the intensivst and daytime APP's sign out to the night APP's who cover until 7am.

The Intermediate and Intermediate step-down ICU staffed by the Hospitalist team allows for easy transfers out of the ICU for lower acuity patients that still need close monitoring.

LTACH available in-hospital for patients with prolonged critical illness.


The Intensivist will work two weeks a month, 26 weeks a year

  • A week of days, Monday through Sunday (7am to 7pm)
  • A week off
  • A week of days, Monday through Sunday (7am to 7pm)
  • A week off

** A one week a month, 14 week a year schedule option also available.


Hendrick Medical Center is the largest hospital facility in Abilene, Texas, and the first name in healthcare for Midwest Texas. Hendrick Medical Center, Level III Trauma Center is licensed for 564 beds and at capacity fills 340 beds. The Hendrick family of services includes an in-hospital LTACH for patients with prolonged critical illness, women’s center, rehabilitation hospital, cancer center, hospice center, NICU and numerous other innovative services.

Hendrick Medical Center is dedicated to significant and continuous expansion and capital reinvestment in facilities, equipment and human resources to ensure the best healthcare for the Texas Midwest.


  • Abilene is a mid-sized city of 120,000 in west-central Texas with an overall livability score that is above average.
  • 160 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington Metropolitan Area (aka DFW metroplex, Dallas metroplex, DFW area, north Texas) and 250 miles north of San Antonio. It is the center of a 19-county area called “The Big Country,” considered the economic hub of this part of Texas.
  • Cost of Living Index: 8% Below Texas Average
  • Cost of Living is 78.1 based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Abilene, TX is cheaper than the US average. see here
  • Median Home Price: $172,000
  • Education for the area is good and its public school system ranks as one of the best in Texas. Abilene is home to six colleges and universities, including nationally recognized: Abilene Christian University and McMurray University.
  • Dyess Air Force Base, home to the 7th Bomb Wing, the host unit, and the 317th Airlift Group is located 7 miles from downtown. Commonly referred to as "Home of the B-1." Major Command: Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Mobility Command.
  • 159 miles from the original Six Flags Theme Park, Six Flags Over Texas.
  • Abilene Regional Airport, is serviced by American Airlines and provides competitive airfares from Abilene to DFW International.

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