Physician is expected to provide comprehensive patient care to inpatient services and consultative inpatient care at the James H. Quillen VAMC to include the Community Living Center and the Emergency Room. The physician will manage patients with ongoing medical conditions as an inpatient, in collaboration with other services of the James H. Quillen VAMC. The physician is accountable to the Chief Hospitalist. This position is 100% clinical. The physician is responsible for duties 24/7/365. Duties include but are not limited to: - Current BLS/ACLS required. - Interviews, examines, selects diagnostic testing appropriately, and interprets/collates results to coordinate patient care. - Ensure the quality of care of Veterans being treated by inpatient medicine team. - Communicates and documents with clarity to patients and medical personnel to coordinate patient care - Responsible for ensuring non-physician providers (NP, PA, etc... ) have adequate and timely backup for medical decision making. - Procedural skills may include arterial puncture, EKG interpretation, Arthrocentesis, Foley catheter insertion, abdominal paracentesis, venipuncture, nasogastric tube insertion, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, intra-arterial line & central venous line placement, and endotracheal intubation based on credentialing. - Consultative and direct input to inpatient care. Collaborate with mid level providers and physician colleagues with clear communication and documentation. - Ensures timely coordination of transfers, to and from other facilities, as necessary. - Ensures warm handoff is done appropriately between shifts in accordance with all applicable guidelines. - Participate in the educational programs for section personnel as well as the medical staff. - Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews. Responsible for all performance metrics that are affected by inpatient medicine, including but not limited to various metrics such as SAIL, ORYX, LOS, UM admission and continued stay, etc... - Attend regular Hospitalist team meetings - Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization - Attend Medicine Service monthly staff meetings and COS quarterly meetings as per bylaws - Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff - Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments - Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine or designee (i.e., Administrative Officer) - Participate in, and attend, CME activities and VA continuing educational activities. - Responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships with other services and sections such as the emergency department, surgery, psychiatry, etc. - Responsible for all leave approvals, CME, and other absences in accordance with VA and union guidance. - Ensure timely completion of all suspense's, Ongoing Practical Performance Evaluations (OPPE), Focused Practical Performance Evaluations (FPPE), Peer Reviews, Congressional, VISN inquiries, and Medical Advisory Opinions, and others as assigned by the Chief/Deputy Chief of Medicine Service - Will assist in ensuring an appropriate environment for medical education inclusive of all disciplines such as medical students, medical residents, PA and NP students , etc. Work Schedule: 7on/7off schedule 6-12hr days and one 8-hr days per week Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.