Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 841109 (Include on all documents)

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education and experience.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/

Duties

The West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a Physician (Hospitalist) to work as the attending physician for the inpatient Acute Care Medicine Service. This may involve patient care on both non-teaching and teaching services. When attending on the teaching service, this involves the supervision and teaching of internal medicine residents from our affiliate the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine. Experience with the management of telemetry patients in conjunction with consulting specialty services is required.  Duties include, but are not limited to, admitting patients from the Emergency Department and from other locations as well as handling direct admissions, providing all aspects of care for hospitalized patients on the Medicine Service, discharging patients from acute care to other levels of care within the Medical Center or to home, and/or transferring patients to other units within the hospital; and working with Advanced Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants. The Hospitalist is responsible for Internal Medicine consults to other treating specialties such as Mental Health, Long Term Care, and Surgery services, as well as support for other sections within the Department of Medicine. Hospitalists often provide Medical cross coverage for Surgical inpatients as well (Staff Surgeons are available and on-call for surgical emergencies). Duties may include the provision of Compensation and Pension examinations for veterans. Experience in basic Internal Medicine procedures such as Lumbar Puncture, Arthrocentesis, Abdominal Paracentesis, Thoracentesis, etc. is preferred. Successful completion of ACGME or AOA accredited Internal Medicine or Family Practice residency program is required. Board certification in Internal Medicine is preferred and may be used as selection criteria. The selectee will be subject to required 24/7 on-call availability. The entire Medical Center utilizes an electronic medical record system, which requires that all physicians be/become computer literate.  ACLS/BLS and the ability to obtain and maintain Moderate Sedation priviledges per the requirements of the Medical Center and Professional Standards Board.

Work Schedule:  Full-time (40 hours per week)

Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.

NOTE:  Position will remain open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed every two weeks.