The (Physician) Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) within Medicine Service reports directly to the Chief of Medicine and is responsible for the clinical and administrative functions of the Pulmonary-Critical Care physicians working in that unit.Learn more about this agency
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responsible for the oversight of all aspects of medical care delivered to patients under their care.
- Provide or assist residents and/or nurse practitioners in the process of evaluation and treatment of the patient, and actively participate in corrective actions against untoward responses to medical interventions.
- Evaluate the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status during their stay. A history and physical note, with the appropriate level of detail, will be entered into the medical record along with an assessment and plan for acute and ongoing care as well as discharge planning. A progress note is written in the patient's chart daily. Notes also include the concurrence with notes written by the resident or fellow, and other consulting service notes as appropriate, in a manner consistent with the VA guidelines for resident and trainee supervision. Ensure all discharge summaries are signed off before departing the hospital daily.
- Perform inpatient medical evaluations and treatment, as well as provide consultative services to non-medicine services in a timely manner.
- During scheduled tour hours, the incumbent will be available for all urgent assessments and interventions as part of the inpatient care team.
- Participate in various hospital committees, Medicine Service and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the Medicine Service and the hospital.
- Engage in continuous quality improvement by participating in the VA peer review process
- Responsible for graduate and undergraduate medical education and scientific research, as appropriate
- Plan and conduct monthly Section meetings with Pulmonary-Critical Care Staff Physicians and affiliated Nursing/RT staff (as applicable).
- Attend monthly Section Chief meetings with the Chief of Medicine
- Monitoring overall performance of all MICU staff physicians and provide performance improvement opportunities and/or interventions as appropriate. This includes but is not limited to performing FPPE/OPPEs and ensuring the Physician Productivity tool reflects appropriate data.
- Collaborate with the Chief of Medicine to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained and well qualified staff is recruited.
- Maintain an up-to-date schedule which provides appropriate coverage in the MICU.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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