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Physician - Hospitalist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

The Physician will coordinate patient care with the appropriate Nursing staffs, Hospitalist or Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician Assistant. Physician must determine appropriate testing and consults required for evaluation of patients, including providing orders to nursing staff regarding medical care of patients, and responding in person or by telephone, as appropriate, to patients whose condition becomes acutely urgent or emergent.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Duties for this position include but are not limited to:


  • Evaluating the patient's condition; Ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic studies.
  • Appropriate use of Progress Notes and charting to provide adequate history of patient condition and noting a change in the patient's condition.
  • Developing a Plan of Care/Discharge plan.
  • Writing appropriate orders, consultations and/or prescriptions.
  • Communicating the Plan of Care with patient and/or family.
  • Establish communication and documentation in the medical record for the patient's primary care Physician or to the Physician to whom the patient is transferred.
  • Write medical orders needed for treatment, as well as consultation and patient transfers.
  • Documentation of all care provided and planned or recommended including as appropriate, medical prescriptions.
  • The ordering of diagnostic laboratory procedures appropriate for the patient.
  • Evaluate and report any incident or adverse event in accordance with current policy and procedures.
  • Referral, when indicated, of patients with multiple health problems to other providers within the hospital.
  • Consultations with other Physicians and treating specialties, when requested, to augment the care of the patient.
  • Physicians will provide"On Call" coverage for the Community Living Center (CLC) when scheduled rotations are necessary.
  • Attendance at monthly Medical Staff meetings.
  • Participation in Peer Review process.
  • Serve as a member of a Performance Improvement Team.
  • Data collection for Performance Improvement and Utilization Review activities.


    Work Schedule: 7:00PM - 7:00AM, 12 hour days; 7 days on and 7 days off.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    Basic Requirements:


    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.


      Preferred Experience: Board Certification.

      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.

      Physical Requirements: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Alexandria , Physician - Hospitalist, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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