Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm. Various Days. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The incumbent serves as the staff physician in the Endocrinology Section in Medicine Service of the Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS) and is responsible for all aspects of Endocrinology care to veteran patients. The incumbent is involved in clinical, educational, and research programs which will involve the supervision and teaching of fellows and residents through the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. The Staff Endocrinologist will participate in quality assurance/performance measures, research development, and maintaining internal/external organizational liaisons. The incumbent is responsible for participating in a variety of meetings and/or committees within and related to the Medicine Service, facility-wide committees, VISN 21, and our university affiliate UCSF Fresno. The Staff Endocrinologist will have a faculty appointment with UCSF Fresno. The Endocrinologist physician is board-certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM), and Endocrinology.Providing care for the full spectrum of endocrine disorders, is comprised of general and subspecialty endocrine clinics, inpatient consultative services, and services to its Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), Practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/family members. Incumbent is given authority to make his/her own work assignments within the program area to which assigned. Consults with the Chief of Medicine as needed and with colleagues to develop knowledge and apply agency policies and practices to new matters. His/her work is reviewed for technical adequacy and conformance with procedures and practices applicable to the subject. Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies. Practices at an advanced level and independently gathers relevant information to guide practice. Participates and is responsible for ongoing professional performance evaluations in collaboration with the Chief of medicine service (e.g. Ongoing Professional Evaluations (OPPE), Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE), etc.) The Staff Endocrinologist reports directly to the Chief Endocrinologist and consults with the Chief of Medicine; and fully cooperates with other staff of Medicine Service and other health care services. Other functions to be performed include but are not limited to: Coordinate the clinical care of the medicine patients and collaborate with the other service(s) on the care of their patients. Facilitate communication among primary care physicians, hospitalists, specialists, patients and their families Provide inpatient consultations and attending responsibilities in endocrine procedures in appropriate cases. Responsible for appropriate documentation of clinic notes, consultations and procedures using the computerized patient record; and performing routine/emergency diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Admit, examine, treat, transfer and discharge patients referred to your service that require inpatient care and when appropriate Perform daily rounds on all assigned inpatients and write daily progress notes. Participate in after-hours coverage and call coverage as needed. Participate in activities of the medical center that are designed to meet the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organizations (The Joint Commission) and other regulatory agencies as they apply to the position. Participate in committees and review processes when needed or requested. Review and act upon access and productivity to ensure highest quality of care is provided to our veteran patients. The program is based in Fresno, California, where residents enjoy a high standard of living combined with a low cost of living. The result is a quality of life uniquely Californian, yet surprisingly affordable. Limitless recreational opportunities and spectacular scenery is all accessible in a community with abundant affordable housing. While there is much to see and do in Fresno, the city is ideally located for fast, convenient getaways to the majestic Sierra (just 90 minutes away) as well as the scenic Central Coast, just two and one-half hours away. Fresno is the only major city in the country with close proximity to three national parks, including renowned Yosemite National Park.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.