The Physician-ED/Hospitalist is an independent care provider who is highly skilled in the management of patient's acute care needs and coordinates subspecialty evaluation and treatment. The provider has responsibilities for the evaluation, care, and disposition of patients, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, determining need for hospitalization or transferring the patient to another facility. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Authorized Contact: Stacy Hermann: firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: (part-time physicians) Accrue 1 hour of Annual Leave every 10 hours in a paid status Accrue 1 hour Sick Leave every 20 hours in a paid status 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Incumbent should be experienced at management of medical conditions requiring hospitalization and interested in engaging in ongoing process improvement with respect to measures of quality care, patient safety, patient satisfaction, patient and family education, utilization management, and cost control. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Provides coverage for inpatient wards Takes calls on medicine patients in-house (inpatient, acute) and CLC Manages emergencies and writing admission orders and completing required paperwork Manages transfers into and out of the facility Coordinates hand off communication after hours Participates in, and at times lead, clinical and education administrative committees, task groups, or special projects Responds to code blue throughout campus Work Schedule: 40 hours every pay period (2 weeks). Schedule can be negotiated to include weekend, nights, if possible. Schedule will be determined by both department and provider to best fit the needs of the department. Adaptable work schedule to be discussed with service upon selection.
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