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    The Medical Service Mission is to lead satisfied staff dedicated to providing high quality patient centered care here at STVHCS, a great tertiary training and research Veteran's Hospital. Nocturnist Physician will serve as the supervisory hospitalist physician for house staff on-call for the General Medicine wards services overnight and on the weekends and be primary admitting physician for adult patients who are admitted after the medicine teaching service for the day has exceeded capacity.

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    In addition to observance of Federal national and local regulatory, policy, and accreditation requirements governing this Health Care System, this position encompasses the following examples of responsibilities overseen by their Section Chief. Staff physicians require appropriate time mapping and resources to ensure they are empowered to meet expected proficiencies in administration, clinical practice, education, and research. Duty hours are subject to change based on the needs of patient care.

    Clinical Duties:
    The staff Hospitalist is expected to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty field. The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board. The Medical Service Nocturnist Staff is a hospitalist responsible for providing care to hospitalized adult patients, identifying health problems, and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs during overnight hours.
    1. Hours of coverage (subject to change based on needs of patient care):7pm-7am
    2. Specific duties include the following:
      1. Staffing patients seen by the house staff for admission and consultation if it is urgently needed to guide surgical treatment.
      2. Being available to staff procedures done during the tour of duty.
      3. Being available for acute medical issues that arise on any patient admitted to the general medicine / PCU services.
      4. Completing educational evaluations for the night float house staff as required by the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
      5. Adherence to VA policies and procedures regarding documentation, patient safety, and utilization.
      6. Independently assess patients for admission and disposition when dictated by house staff schedule and regulations.
    Administrative Duties:
    1. Leadership responsibilities: Participate in staff meetings, hospital committees, and peer review process. Demonstrate effective communication to staff and leadership, to include heads up (for acute patient bad outcomes) and issue briefs, acting as Section Chief when the Section Chief is on leave
    2. HR: Maintain VA training requirements, complete documentation in a timely manner and maintain credentials required for privileging and re-privileging
    3. Staff Management: Participate in the FPPE/OPPE process. Adhere to employee health requirements. Participate in peer review process.
    4. Time/Leave Management: Adhere to Tour of Duty and request leave in advance through VISTA
    5. Clinical Management including indirect patient care: Encounter & consult management, document properly in CPRS, ensure staff productivity, oversee relevant performance measures, and participate in quality improvement and process improvement projects
    All physicians must meet the following standards:
    1. Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development and ethical practice. In addition, they should show an understanding and sensitivity to diversity
    2. Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.
    3. Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.
    4. Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and to apply their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.
    5. Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life.
    6. Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided and be able to apply this knowledge to optimize health care

    Work Schedule: 7:00pm-7:00am (The stated times are Subject to change based on needs of patient care.)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: Maybe Authorized for Highly Qualified Applicants.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562641100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.