The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is actively recruiting for a board certified (or board eligible) Internal Medicine physician to work as a Hospitalist atour VA Eastern KansasHealth Care System located in either Leavenworth or Topeka.The main focus will be inpatient care, which includes managing patients in the inpatient wards, PCU and ICU. You will play an active role in optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the inpatient care process from admission through discharge. Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Provide coverage on inpatient wards/PCU/ICU
Taking calls on Medicine patients in-house (Med/Surg floor, PCU and ICU) and CLC
Managing emergencies and writing admission orders and completing required paperwork
Managing transfers into and out of the facility
Coordinating hand-off communication after hours
Participate in, and at times lead, clinical and education administrative committees, task groups, or special projects
Respond to code blue throughout campus
Back up physician for rapid response team on campus
Supervise mid-levels in Topeka and Medicine residents in Leavenworth
ACLS/BLS and out of OR airway certification preferred
May need to cover ED occasionally.
Work Schedule:7 days on, then 7 days off.
Functional Statement Title/#: Internal Medicine Scope of Practice
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine or Family Practice; current ACLS/BLS certification
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted)All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1981876.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.