Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 883733

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

This vacancy if for the Chief Hospitalist position at the Albany, VAMC.  This vacancy will be used to fill (1) full-time (40 hours per week) permanent appointment.  The tour of duty for this vacancy will be various times/shifts.

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

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 may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

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 (EDRP).  Please contact the EDRP coordinator in Human Resources at the Albany VAMC for more information.


The Albany VA Medical Center is seeking applicants for the position as Chief of Hospital Medicine.  The Albany VA is located in the beautiful Capital District of NY which boasts variety of cultural offerings and outdoor activities, excellent quality of life, good cost of living and proximity to larger metropolitan cities including NYC, Boston, and Montreal.

The Albany VA is a tertiary care facility, affiliated with Albany Medical College. Hospitalists teams supervise internal medicine residents and medical students as part of an active teaching service.  All VA physicians in the Department of Medicine receive faculty appointments at a rank commensurate with training and experience.  The Albany VA is recognized as a quality top performer hospital at the forefront of technological advances. Services offered include but are not limited to,  Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Integrated Behavioral Health Care, Geriatrics, and Acute and Chronic Dialysis.

The Chief of Hospital Medicine reports to the Chief of Medicine.  Assigned duties and responsibilities are performed throughout the Medical Center, often in a close interdisciplinary collaboration with other clinical services such as the Department of Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, and Geriatrics/Extended Care. This is an important clinical leadership position that also interfaces with the medical center's administrative leadership.  The successful candidate follows established acceptable evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, remains current in scientific medical advancements and state of the art medical practices, and provides oversight and mentoring to 5 full-time incumbent hospitalists.  S/he follows appropriate ethical principles, policies and protocols defined by the organization. Each hospitalist functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire medical center staff. It is the responsibility of the Chief for Hospital Medicine to oversee, define and establish the direction of the inpatient hospital program, including quality improvement opportunities. S/he ensures that best clinical practices are used in conformity with accepted VHA Hospital Medicine directives.  The Hospital Medicine Chief oversees the educational instruction of Albany Medical College residents and students assigned to inpatient medicine rotations at the VA, ensuring that a robust educational curriculum is followed to meet the educational needs of the post-graduate training program, working in close collaboration with the Medical Residency Program Director.



Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No