Duties of the provider:
Physician will provide consultation services and follow
up of medical subspecialty patients, in his
or her designated field, in the inpatient and outpatient setting, at the VA Medical center in Des Moines, or one of the
affiliated CBOCs (Community Based Outpatient Clinics).
have expertise in Gastroenterology and be able to treat and manage patients
who have illnesses
related to General
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Physician should
also be proficient and privileged in procedures
related to Gastroenterology.
Physician will have responsibilities for teaching house staff, medical residents and students.
During the course of employment, participation in special projects
pertinent to assigned
sub-specialty may be necessary as the projects
become available with strategic or other initiatives. Examples of such projects may be palliative care program, multidisciplinary cancer care program, and chronic disease management program.
When working with inpatients provider is expected
to participate in discharge planning
and other interdisciplinary patient care plan activities. During this time, information regarding
patient status should be discussed with the hospitalists and other team members and ensure proper hand off at the end
of the shift as necessary.
Physicians may be assigned
duty as a supervising or collaborating physician
for a mid-level provider. Physicians are expected to provide clinical
oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be
noted in the physician's performance evaluation.
need to follow departmental and VHA policies
for leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment guidelines. Currently VHA guidelines
do not permit comp time or overtime
pay for physicians. However physicians who are asked to
work outside their normal assigned tour of duty may request administrative leave for rest and relaxation. Leaves should be requested in as much advance as possible
to minimize disruption to patient care services. All unscheduled absences
must be properly
note must be entered
on all patients seen in clinic.
Timely documentation is necessary in all areas in accordance with departmental
policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. Prohibited
abbreviations should not to
Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards
at all times.
will work within their privileges
at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency.
Work Schedule: Typical work hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Alternative work hours, if desired, should be agreed upon at the time of joining. Each full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hours per pay period (every two weeks) unless on leave status.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Gastroenterologist)