The Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time Board Certified or Board Eligible Internal Medicine Academic Hospitalist to join our group of dedicated professionals. Successful candidates should have expertise in hospital medicine and an avid interest in teaching residents and medical students. All hospitalists hold a faculty appointment to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), our affiliate academic institution. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience and Certifications May be Required Board Certification and Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine is preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through (AHA certification is preferred.) BLS/ACLS certification is recommended, but not required, for candidates who are board certified in Emergency Medicine (VHA Directive 1177, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, January 4, 2021). The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and maintain current certifications during employment. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["We are seeking a hospitalist with a commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care, a desire to work in a collaborative professional environment, and enthusiasm for ongoing process improvement. (Includes night and weekends). Integrity, empathy, collegiality, and a strong work ethic are expected. The position can entail performing several roles, as well as attending teaching and non-teaching inpatient teams. Daytime schedules are based on 7 consecutive days of attending medicine wards, weekends inclusive. Research Clinicians and individuals with Quality and Patient Safety expertise are encouraged to apply. Combined clinical and research positions are possible and can be designed as a full-time position, with potential for collaboration with MUSC.The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC hosts several highly active research programs including the Charleston Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC). HEROIC is one of 19 nationally funded VA Health Services Research and Development Centers of Innovation (COIN) aimed at increasing the impact of health services research on the health and health care of Veterans. HEROIC's mission is to improve access and equity in healthcare for all Veterans by eliminating geographic, racial/ethnic, and gender-based disparities. Opportunities for collaboration in quality improvement and research are available and encouraged.This Position Entails: Admitting and managing inpatients with general adult medical illnesses. Performing histories and physical examinations, rounding on patients, writing progress notes, discharge planning and timely completion of discharge summaries. Serving as an attending physician for Internal Medicine ward teams-Providing clinical leadership when on duty with respect to the evaluation, care and timely and appropriate disposition of patients-Teaching and supervision of professional staff, including residents and medical students-Providing leadership during emergency responses-Coordinating transfers from outside facilities-Contributing to process improvements with respect to quality, safety, utilization management, and patient satisfaction. Work Schedule: Variable. Daytime tours are typically 7 consecutive days, including holidays and weekends. Night shifts are scheduled based on coverage needs, including holidays and weekends. Travel: None. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgContact, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VHA Physician Total Rewards"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.