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Physician (Hospitalist)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks is seeking a full-time Board Certified or Board Eligible Internal Medicine Hospitalist to join our group of dedicated professionals. Successful candidates should have expertise in hospital medicine and an avid interest in teaching residents and medical students.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.We are seeking a Hospitalist with a commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care, a desire to work in a collaborative professional environment, and enthusiasm for ongoing process improvement. Integrity, empathy, collegiality, and a strong work ethic are expected.

Duties include but are now limited to the following:


  • Providing clinical leadership when on duty with respect to the evaluation, care and timely and appropriate disposition of patients
  • Overnight supervision of professional staff, including residents and medical students
  • Interacting with emergency room practitioners for safe and rapid assessment of patients being admitted to the medicine service
  • In-hospital consultation for non-medicine services
  • Covering floor calls for patients on the non-teaching medicine service
  • appropriate medical record documentation and coding
  • Providing leadership during emergency responses
  • Coordinating transfers from outside facilities
  • Contributing to process improvements with respect to quality, safety, utilization management, and patient satisfaction


    Work Schedule: 7 on 7 off from 7pm to 7am

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

    Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.

    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.
    • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.


      Preferred Experience: Board certified or Board eligible in Internal Medicine.

      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.

      Physical Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Use of fingers, Walking, Standing, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted).

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