Nephrology position at the Albany Stratton VAMC will encompass the breadth of clinical care, including
inpatient consultation, outpatient clinic and outpatient dialysis rounding. The
Stratton VAMC cares for Veterans within the Upstate New York region from the Catskill
region in the south, to the New York/Canada border in the North, and between
Syracuse and Western Massachusetts from East/West. Clinical opportunities at the Stratton VAMC include:
acute and chronic hemodialysis (currently not including CRRT), peritoneal
dialysis, kidney biopsy (if trained), and placement of temporary hemodialysis
The Nephrologist is charged with
delivering the best possible renal care to our Veteran patients. This care must be delivered in accordance
with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients
as well as inpatients.
The Nephrologist works within her
or his privileges at all times. The Nephrologist is expected to maintain
current knowledge and skills. She or he
must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of renal
care; i.e. s/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic and therapeutic acumen.
Teaching is an integral part of
the work of a VA staff Nephrologist. This pertains to colleagues, residents,
medical and nursing students, nursing and other ancillary staff.
The staff Nephrologist exercises
corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical
Center committees as requested.
Timely documentation (notes and
encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy.
All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.
All VA requirements must be met
on a timely basis.