The STVHCS is looking for a Nocturnist.The position is located at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX. If you are looking to practice medicine where the patient's needs are number one priority and not a profit margin, this is the position for you. You will also have a great work/life balance.
Medicine service at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital currently consists of 17 hospitalists, 2 Nocturnist, 2 Nurse practitioners, other subspecialties and addition nursing and administrative staff. The facility has 300+ inpatient beds. Medicine service also has a strong teaching affiliation with University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA.) Academic appointment with UTHSCSA may be expected. Supervision of Nurse Practitioners is required.
Staffing patients seen by the house staff for admission and consultation if it is urgently needed to guide surgical treatment.
Being available to staff procedures done during the tour of duty.
Being available for acute medical issues that arise on any patient admitted to the general medicine/PCU services.
Completing educational evaluations for the night float house staff as required by the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Adherence to VA policies and procedures regarding documentation, patient safety, and utilization.
Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide adult patient care that iscompassionate,appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, preventionofillness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life.
Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrateknowledgeof established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences,andto apply their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.
Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement,practitionersare expected to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate,evaluate, andimprove patient care.
Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrateinterpersonaland communication skills that enable them to establish and maintainprofessional relationshipswith patients, families, and other members of the healthcareteam.
Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect acommitmentto continuous professional development and ethical practice. Inaddition, they should showan understanding and sensitivity to diversity.
Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate anunderstandingof the contexts and systems in which health care is provided and beableto apply this knowledge to optimize health care.
7:00pm to 7:00am, 4 days per week. Flexibility may be negotiable.
No on call requirements.
Citizenship of the United States.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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.
Physicians must have completed 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.
Board certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine (or IM subspecialty)
Experience Teaching/Evaluating Internal Medicine Residency or Fellowship Program.
Experience in admissions and acute care procedures.
Active adult patient care duties in Inpatient Internal Medicine Setting within the last 2 years.
Evidence of some form of scholarly activity (Poster/Meeting Presentation/Educational Lectures/Equivalent)
Experience with Electronic Medical Records.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:Apre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates.Physical requirements include, but not limited to:Moderatelifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds),moderate carrying (15-44pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds),reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (6 hour), standing (6 hours), repeated bending (2-4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously,near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4,far vision20/30, ability to distinguish basic colors,hearing (aid permitted), mental/emotional stability,ability to perform privileges, independently performs physical exams as appropriate to position, and cognitive stability.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850-Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor ) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript Click on the link below to download the VHA 10-2850.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1885458.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.