Hospitalist-Staff Physician

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
San Juan, PUERTO RICO
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Ref
2058818
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
The incumbent provides comprehensive internal medicine treatments and is responsible for the continuing management of assigned patients. Hospitalist is responsible for the supervision of residents when required. Supervision shall include review of medical records, patient care, treatment, and consultation requests. There shall be an active and dynamic interchange of care in the clinical setting. The Incumbent will follow all duties designed by the Supervisor and/or Service Chief that could be changed within a reasonable time and within an internal medicine clinical setting being provided appropriate instructions and coordination.

The overall responsibilities of the Hospitalist Staff typically include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensures that high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner.
  • Manage patients with Internal Medicine conditions such as but not limited to: Respiratory Insufficiency, Prolonged mechanical ventilation, and all general internal medicine conditions.
  • Perform procedures related to the service such as but not limited to: paracentesis, airway management, evaluation of radiologic studies, BCLS/ACLS.
  • Participation in educational and scholar activities such as seminars, journal clubs, cancer conferences, grand rounds, treatment planning conferences and dissemination of acquired knowledge through peer reviewed publications.
  • Complies with VHA regulations and professional standards and ethical conduct.
  • Works to ensure that the VA Caribbean Healthcare System programs reflect the mission and priorities of the VHA and VA as well as take an active participatory role as a leadership team member, providing counsel in defining and accomplishing the health system's mission and goals pertinent to their scope of practice.
  • Complies with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, VA Caribbean Healthcare System policies, pertinent Joint Commission standards, and other appropriate regulations as they apply.
  • Promotes an environment of system-oriented continuous quality improvement.
  • Actively participates in long and short term goals in support of VISN/VHA mission.
  • Establishes and maintains effective harmonious relationships with other peers within the Medicine and other Services within our station.
Work Schedule:Irregular tour of duty providing 24/7 coverage and compress time. Includes holidays, weekends and nights shifts.

Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

NOTE:This is an open continuous announcement.Application ratings will occur every 2 weeks (or as applications are received) until the position is filled. Early submission of your application is strongly encouraged as once selections have been made, no further candidates will be rated or referred until subsequent vacancies occur. This announcement may be canceled at any time.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
  • Must be proficient in spoken Spanish.
Qualifications
Applicants 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.
Selective Placement Factor:
  • Proficiency in spoken Spanish language.
Preferred Experience:
  • Graduate from an ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Reference:VA Regulations, specificallyPHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD VA HANDBOOK 5005/113 PART II APPENDIX G2 dated: APRIL 1, 2020.

Physical Requirements:The position will require walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time. In addition, the incumbent will need to bend, lift and turn. Wearing of a respirator may be required at times in the performance of the duties of this position. When required to use respirator, employee cannot have facial hair or any condition that interferes with the face to face piece seal or valve function of the respirator. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.Education
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.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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