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This vacancy is for multiple Surgical Nocturnist (NIGHT SHIFT) Hospitalists (Physician) positions at the Albany Stratton VAMC. This vacancy will be used to fill full-time, part-time, or intermittent appointments, for overnight shifts including weekdays, weekends and holidays. Functional Statement for the position is Albany VAMC Surgical Nocturnist # F9299.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.va.gov.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
A recruitment incentive is not authorized for this position.
Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, subject to availability of EDRP funding. Please contact Human Resources EDRP Coordinator at the Albany VAMC for more information.
This position is located at the Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence in the Medical Care, Geriatrics and Extended Care, and Behavioral Health Care Carelines. Principle clinical responsibilities include overnight, weekend, and holiday patient care of inpatients including ICU patients and patients on the inpatient wards (surgical and behavioral health) and the Community Living Center (skilled nursing care). The Surgical Nocturnist is in close communication and consultation with the attending staff as necessary. Duties will also include evaluation and admission of patients from the Emergency Department. The Stratton Emergency Department does not see major trauma patients. Duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Albany, New York. The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Stratton VAMC and the profession. Each Surgical Nocturnist functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff.
· The Surgical Nocturnist participates in and/or manages the medical and routine aspects of care of patients in the ICU and on the surgical wards, nursing home care unit, and behavioral health care unit to include clinical and administrative components.
· The Surgical Nocturnist is expected to maintain good clinical, professional, and personal judgment at all times.
· The Surgical Nocturnist participates in quality management and other activities as directed
· The Surgical Nocturnist rounds on the surgical wards (General, Vascular, Thoracic, Orthopedic) on a regular basis during his or her tour of duty.
· The Surgical Nocturnist is expected to evaluate and manage clinical issues and changes
· The Surgical Nocturnist consults via telephone directly with the appropriate attending physician when more specialized evaluation or intervention may be required.
· The specialized attending physicians will round on both days of the weekend, as well as their routine rounds during the week.
· ED or floor consultations would be handled as follows:
· During times when the Surgical Nocturnist is on duty, the initial contact by the ED or floor physician will be with the Surgical Nocturnist. The Surgical Nocturnist will discuss the patient with the Specialist Attending. If admission is indicated, the Specialist Attending will then decide whether to:
o See the patient him/her self
o Ask the Surgical Nocturnist to admit the patient to the service of the Specialist Attending
· The Surgical Nocturnist works within her or his privileges at all times.
· The Surgical Nocturnist is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She or he must be responsible for a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic activities.
· She or he is expected to maintain good clinical, professional, and personal judgment at all times.
· The Surgical Nocturnist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested. The Surgical Nocturnist participates as needed in Process and Quality Improvement projects and programs within the Medical Center.
· Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work must be completed in a timely fashion.
· All VA requirements must be met on a timely basis
· The Surgical Nocturnist provides admitting histories, physical examinations, orders, daily (or more frequent) progress notes, discharge or transfer summaries, and communications to consulting providers
· The Surgical Nocturnist assesses patient, order and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiates consults and referrals, and supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary and State regulations.
· The Surgical Nocturnist works with other staff members to be part of a team that provides a consistent interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to patient care, education, and communication.
· The Surgical Nocturnist helps foster a high level of patient and staff satisfaction.
· The Surgical Nocturnist formulates and initiates health care teaching for hospitalized patients and their families.
· The Surgical Nocturnist does NOT do procedures or assist in the Operating Room.
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