Job Title:Physician - Chief Hospitalist
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:528D-13BK-194
/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, May 21, 2013 to
Tuesday, May 20, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Albany, NY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
|Public Trust - Background Investigation|
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 http://www.va.gov.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.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
- Must pass pre-employment and background investigation
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine
DUTIES:Back to top
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.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
- Must be proficient in spoken and written English
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine
- A minimum of 5 years of prior experience in hospital medicine, ideally in an academic tertiary hospital setting
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Chief Hospitalist Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.