This is a full-time position at the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS). The Hospitalist Staff Physician is a direct patient care position responsible for carrying out operations of the Hospitalist Section of the Medicine Service. The staff physician collaborates with the Service Chief to determine the mission and objectives of the Section. In addition to clinical matters, the Staff Physician participates in education and training activities within the Service. Serves as an attending medicine physician on the hospitalist service atEOVAHCS with duties that include:
* Admissions, daily rounds for direct patient care, all indicated routine medical and critical care procedures, Coordinate Specialty service consults, arrange discharges and post-acute care coordination.
* Coordinate transfers to and from tertiary care centers for specialty care unavailable at EOVAHCS.
*Coordinate all services for the admitted patients including social Work, Physical therapy, Discharge coordination, Surgical care and ICU care.
Census averages 12-15 patients daily. Must be BE/BC. Record Keeping is entirely electronic. Additional responsibilities include medical consultations of non-medical patients, involvement with quality improvement and utilization review.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
A recruitment or relocation incentiveis authorizedfor a highly qualified applicant.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements as referenced below.
Technically competent physician with residency/fellowship in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or related medical specialty field
Creative and Innovative
Likes a challenge and enjoys developing program into a best practice
Enjoys working with a diverse group of staff and patients (internal and external), is not intimidated by working with an individual in a high-level leadership role (Facility leadership, Network, VACO)
Person who enjoys stretch assignments, willing to do what is needed to deliver quality patient care
Communicate and interact appropriately with customers
Willing to teach students and residents
Interested and supportive of developing research at this facility
Works and functions in a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment; does not cut corner - patient and staff safety are paramount
Utilizes evidence-based practice
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.
Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.
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:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1973756.
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.