| Generally clinical responsibilities will be approximately 75%. The incumbent will serve in conjunction with other members of the Hospitalist team to provide evidence based patient-centered care to our Veterans and help to lead daily patient care rounds and discharge planning with members of the interdisciplinary team. The ideal candidate demonstrates sound decision making skills in both clinical and administrative areas. The current hospitalist program consists of 5 full time physicians, one part time physician and 2 full time nurse practitioners. VAWNYHS is a level 1b teaching, 199 bed hospital that provides a full range of patient care, clinical services, education and research. The hospital serves an increasingly diverse Veteran population that have significant needs when hospitalized. VAWNYHS is a teaching facility affiliated with The State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Internal Medicine Residents round with four of the five Hospitalist teams. The successful candidate would provide clinical care to our hospitalized Veterans admitted to non-Intensive Care Unit areas typically rounding on 10-15 patients daily. Clinical responsibilities are admissions, discharges, ongoing care of medical inpatients utilizing an electronic medical record, and bedside procedures. Additional responsibilities include medical consultations of Surgical and Psychiatric patients. The incumbent is expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. The incumbent is expected to adhere to stated policies and provide timely documentation of clinical notes (e.g. H&P, consult review, discharge summaries, medication reconciliation, etc). In addition, the incumbent is expected to coordinate and communicate the treatment plan with Hospitalists, primary care providers, nursing, social workers, clerical staff, pharmacy and other subspecialists and ancillary staff. The ideal candidate will have hospitalist experience and help to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner.|
Administrative (25% of duties). Serves as the Acting Chief of the Medicine in the absence of the Chief of the Medicine. May serve as immediate supervisor of Medical Service staff selected by the Chief of Medicine. Participates in and attends medical center committees and meetings as assigned by the Chief of Medicine. Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) or System Redesign projects, as assigned by the Chief of Medicine. The Chief of Medicine, in conjunction with the Assistant Chief of Medicine are responsible for management, oversight and implementation of services relating to the timely and efficient care of Veterans. The Assistant Chief of Medicine will be expected to collaborate with other services, Chief Medical Resident, Chief Resident for Quality and Patient Safety and periodically with other VA Medical Centers. The successful candidate will support compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other regulations. Incumbent is expected to demonstrates commitment to high quality customer service, including specific measures identified as performance goals by the Medical Center. Performs other administrative and clinical duties as assigned by the Chief of Medicine.
Work Schedule: Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm, Service responsibilities will include on-call and weekend/holiday coverage of the resident service. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency.Basic Requirements:
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
- Completion of a three year residency in Internal Medicine, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Board certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or ABIM Subspecialty.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Physical Requirements:
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005/85 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1942802.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.