Physician - Hospitalist
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: May 9, 2020
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
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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
- Developing a Plan of Care/Discharge plan.
- Writing appropriate orders, consultations and/or
- 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
Work Schedule: 7:00PM - 7:00AM, 12 hour days; 7 days on and 7 days
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.
- 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
- 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.
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