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. Learn more 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 Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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). Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure 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 required
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