Staff Hospitalist (FT/Physician)
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is recruiting an enthusiastic Board Certified/Eligible Internal Medicine Provider to join the Hospitalist Section and work with a team of multi-disciplinary clinical providers to care for our Nations Veterans. The Hospitalist Section currently includes a team of 23 dedicated Hospitalists with shared call and duty rotations supported by an ancillary staff. The selected Provider will report directly to the Chief of Hospitalist Section.
Description of specific duties & responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Providing patient care and attending on the surgical co-management service
- Providing academic leadership regarding surgical co-management, perioperative medicine, and wound care
- Providing patient care and attending on the non-teaching service
- Providing supervision of procedures for medical students, interns, and residents.
- Conducting procedures requiring special competency for hospitalist privileges, such as lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and non-emergent central line placement
- Providing patient care and attending on the inpatient Medicine wards
- Providing patient care and attending on the inpatient Medicine Consultation Service
- Providing patient care and attending on the Short Stay CLC services supervised by hospitalists
- Teaching and supervising patient care provided by trainees including medical students, interns, and residents in Internal Medicine. Leading morning report on Mondays/Wednesdays and presenting in noon conferences.
- Functioning as "Medical Officer of the Day" daytime or overnight.
- Participating in Process Improvement/Quality Assurance projects and other administrative duties as assigned.
- Up to 6 months of clinical activities will occur outside VA administrative hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday).
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, 14 day rotation. Please be advised, schedules are also adjusted to work off tour (nights and weekends) however in lieu days of will be coordinated.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- 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.
- Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine Requirement - Current Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine is required to be qualified for this position
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Must have experience with provision of acute inpatient care or has provided direct care to acute internal medicine patients, as a primary clinical focus, within the past 2 years.
- experience conducting procedures requiring special competency for hospitalist privileges, such as lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and non-emergent central line placement
- Individual must have teaching experience in internal medicine in an academic center.
- The individual must be qualified/eligible to receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine at the affiliate University.
- Individual who has demonstrated academic achievement and can provide academic leadership in the fields of surgical co-management, perioperative care, and wound care
- First author peer reviewed publication(s) on wound healing from past five years
- First author peer reviewed publication(s) on reducing complications in surgery from past five years
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.); Straight Pulling, Pushing, reaching above shoulder, Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing aid (permitted).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.
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