TheMarion VA Medical Center is currently seeking a full time, Board Eligible or Certified Hospitalist-Nocturnist. The hospitalist is responsible for the care of patients who may be admitted to the medical ward or ICU. He/she shall be familiar with Medical Center disaster policy is responsible for treatment of casualties until the arrival of additional medical staff. The hospitalist shall screen calls from private and VA physicians regarding referrals of veterans to the hospital. He/she shall make telephone arrangements with appropriate VA physician at tertiary care VA Medical Centers to arrange for referral of patients to other VA Medical Centers. He/she will electronically sign all orders before they be carried out.
The Hospitalist specializes in inpatient medicine, and acts as a patient's primary doctor while the patient is hospitalized, ordering tests and procedures and ensuring that tests and procedures are evaluated. The Hospitalists also coordinate the care of patients' in hospital and are "captain of the ship." They are the physicians that organize the communication between different doctors caring for a patient, and serve as the point of contact for other doctors and nurses for questions, updates, and delineating a comprehensive plan of care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact The position requires involvement in various hospital committees, and assisting in improving important areas such as patient safety, medical error reduction, effective communication between physicians and staff, and cost effective patient care.
Current experience, up to date procedure skills as well as excellent clinical skills are required. Incumbent must be BLS/ACLS certified.
-Overnight patient care duties on the inpatient medical units.
-Coordination of inter-facility transfers during evening/night hours.
-Responsibilities include medical inpatient care, medical consultation, teaching, active participation in quality efforts, facilitating safe discharges, and involvement in leadership activities.
-Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work to be completed in a timely manner.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Nights and weekends; varying shifts.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, HospitalistBasic Requirements:
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Qualifications: Board Certification is strongly desired.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Physical Requirements:?, Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and under); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking(up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (1 hr); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Environmental Factors: Working closely with others; Working alone. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other(VA 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors)
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1942567.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.