Physician (Hospitalist)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Apr 12, 2021
Apr 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Duties will include but are not limited to:
  • Provide comprehensive patient care in the form of consultative inpatient care.
  • Manage patients with ongoing medical conditions both in the acute care and intensive care inpatient settings, in collaboration with other services of the LAJVAMC.
  • Interview, examine, selects diagnostic testing appropriately, and interprets/collates results to coordinate patient care at all points in the process from admission to discharge.
  • Communicates and documents with clarity to patients and medical personnel to coordinate patient care.
  • Work in conjunction with mid-level providers.
  • Procedural skills may include EKG interpretation, TPA administration, and simple vent management.
  • Consultative input to other service lines in inpatient care.
  • Participate in Committee Structure.
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization
  • Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
  • Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rule and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
  • Refer patients to subspecialists or other professionals as appropriate.
  • Patient discharge summaries to be signed within 7 days.
  • Other duties as the in-house medicine attending physician, which include but are not limited to addressing requests for transfer to Medicine Service from outside facilities and urgent/emergent general medicine consults
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule:7 days on/7 days off, 12 hour shifts from 7AM or 7PM. Shifts may include nights, days, weekends and holidays.
Telework Eligibility:Not Eligible
On Call:On-Call responsibilities are required.
Recruitment Incentive:Selectee may be eligible for a Recruitment Incentive.
Relocation Incentive or Expenses:Not approved
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required


Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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
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.
  • Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification:
  1. If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply.
  2. If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position.
  3. If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply.
  • Critical care trained with internal medicine background.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirement: Must have the mental and physical ability to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment, pass the requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies and meet the Physical requirements below.
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.

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: 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:


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