Candidate must possess commitment to patient care and take an active role in providing quality medical service. The Marion VA Healthcare System promotes a collaborative atmosphere where physicians work with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals. The hospitalist position involves direct patient care for patients admitted to the hospital directly to the medicine service. The hospitalist also serves as consultant for patients admitted to the surgical service. 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 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
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.