Physician Hospitalist

Department of Veterans Affairs
Marion, Illinois
Jun 12, 2021
Jun 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Admit and manage inpatients with general adult medical illnesses. This includes: Performing histories and physical examinations, rounding on patients, writing progress notes, discharge planning and timely completion of discharge summaries.
  • Work closely with specialists and primary care physicians to ensure that inpatients receive continuous high-quality care.
  • Provision of 24/7 consultative support to inpatients admitted to surgical service.
  • Provide triage services for coordination of admission of patients currently in an ambulatory setting including the emergency room and/or clinic.
  • Discuss all medical admissions with emergency room, ICU and clinic physicians to ensure clinical appropriateness of admission to general medical floors.
  • Discuss with external attending providers, the possible transfer of appropriate veterans from outlying hospitals/Emergency Departments.
  • Demonstrate interest in engaging in ongoing process improvement with respect to measures of quality care, patient safety, patient satisfaction, patient and family education, utilization management, cost control.
  • Take an active role in optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the inpatient care process from admission through discharge.
  • Perform inter-professional rounds on assigned medical wards, managing and participating in the patients' care.
  • Perform appropriate clinical and administrative functions as assigned.
  • Participate in quality management/assurance and chart review activities.
  • Participate in, and at times lead, clinical and education administrative committees, task groups, or special projects.
  • Serve on Medical Staff committees.
  • Experience with routine hospitalist procedures and airway management preferred but not required
Work Schedule:7 days on followed by 7 days off; 12 hour shifts; primarily day hour 7:00am to 7:00pm.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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    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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Two years of hospital experience preferred, but recent residency grads will be considered.

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:This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is 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: 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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