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Hospitalist

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Examinations - evaluates patients by examining thoroughly. Appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data is obtained to determine care the patient is provided. Diagnosis - interprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Procedures- all routine IM-based (i.e. lumbar puncture, central line, arterial line, thoracentesis, paracentesis). Therapeutic Ability - prescribes appropriate and timely treatment; applies indicated therapeutic procedures; recognizes and assesses changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent facts about the patient and modifies plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Effectiveness in Emergencies - readily available; and quick in recognizing emergency situations, and taking timely necessary action. Patient Management - develops and maintains rapport and gains the confidence of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills to the end that patients and others are informed participants in the treatment effort. Consultations and Specialty Skills - recognizes the need for consultation and utilizing facility or clinic specialty skills in diagnosis and treatment. Record keeping - physical and other examinations and changes in patient's status are promptly and completely recorded. Unusual incidents are promptly reported to the appropriate official. Clear, accurate, and adequate clinical records are kept current and completed at time of discharge. The treatment plan is clearly stated. The physician is fully knowledgeable of and utilizes the Computerized Patient Record System. All progress notes, orders are to be completed and signed daily. Consults Closure - consults are required to be completed by the provider at the time patient has been seen. Educational responsibilities usually involve either "teaching" or ''coordination.'' Some positions may involve both or cut across the elements or functions. Teaching and Monitoring - covers both the individual and group learning experiences where one serves as the learning facilitator in the role of a mentor or teacher for residents, trainees, or employees. Develops courses, lectures or programs based on pre-established objectives. Employs learning resources and media (library, film, slides, etc.) in an appropriate manner. 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. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required. 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.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
      • Cover Letter
      • DD-214
      • OF-306
      • 10-2850
      • Other Veterans Document
      • Resume
      • SF-15
      • SF-50
      • Transcript

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