Responsibilities: Responsible for inpatient care and follow-up for patients admitted to the medical ward at the Robley Rex VAMC on academic team and/or COVID team as assigned. Responsible for medical consultation to inpatients admitted to other services including providing consultation services on the inpatient psychiatry unit. Supervision, training, and teaching of the University of Louisville School of Medicine General Internal Medicine house staff and students who are assigned to VA. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["Duties include but are not limited to: Perform administrative and committee work related to improving patient care and clinical outcomes as assigned. Ensures appropriate care, promotion of Health, education and counseling of family members and control of risk factors for all General Medicine patients. Provide medical evaluation and direct the overall management of acutely ill, hospitalized patients with general medical problems on academic service. Ensure that treatment is safe, timely, efficient, efficacious, evidence-based, and patient-centered. Attend, participate, and present at regularly scheduled Medicine Conferences such as morning report, house staff and medical student conference, and Medicine Grand Rounds Remain in compliance with all educational, training, and competency requirements of the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Participate in Peer Review process and various other committees assigned by the Chief of Medicine and/or Lead Hospitalist. Participation and active involvement are expected in improvement of inpatient quality measures such as SMR/HWR/ORYX. Provide educational opportunities as needed and requested by Medicine Service staff. EDRP Eligible: The position is EDRP eligible\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Tour variable including some weekends"]
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.