A qualified Physician who serves s a provider of Internal Medicine care for inpatients at the Medical Step-Down Unit, Rapid Response Team activations, non-teaching Observation Beds Ward and outpatients care at the Emergency Room Fast Tract area and Emergency Room Internal Medicine as a consultant, inpatient Medical consultant in the Healthcare System. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure The Classic 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 through consultation or as the primary provider. Provide pre-operative recommendations at Pre-Bed Clinics. Perform procedures related to the specialty as per approved privileges. 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. This includes but is not limited to compliance with: Mandatory training BLS/ACLS requirements Maintenance of licensures, certifications and/or registrations Resident supervision Medical record regulations, including timely completion of unsigned and un cosigned notes Credential and privileging regulationsTimely completion of action items 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 Medicine and other Services within our station. Maintains a solid working relationship with the affiliated medical schools All Hospitalists must meet the following clinical competences: Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life. Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others. Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care. Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession. Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, plus on-call schedule Telework: Position Suitable; May be available to a highly qualified applicant. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required A 15% Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate
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