Company: Health eCareers
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 15, 2021
In addition to observance of Federal national and local regulatory,
policy, and accreditation requirements governing this Health Care
System, this position encompasses the following examples of
responsibilities overseen by their Section Chief. Staff physicians
require appropriate time mapping and resources to ensure they are
empowered to meet expected proficiencies in administration,
clinical practice, education, and research. Duty hours are subject
to change based on the needs of patient care. Part-time positions
have full-time potential.
The staff Hospitalist is expected to remain privileged and
practicing in their specialty field. The exact privileges and
procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the
Professional Standards Board. All physicians must meet the
* Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide adult patient
care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the
promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease,
and care at the end of life.
* Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to
demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical,
clinical and social sciences, and to apply their knowledge to
patient care and the education of others.
* Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and
improvement, practitioners are expected to use scientific evidence
and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.
* Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected
to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable
them to establish and maintain professional relationships with
patients, families, and other members of the health care team.
* Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate
behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional
development and ethical practice. In addition, they should show an
understanding and sensitivity to diversity.
* Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate
an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care
is provided and be able to apply this knowledge to optimize health
* Education: Practitioners are expected to be effective at
teaching, be able to monitor and coordinate educational activities,
and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements.
* Research Duties (if applicable): Physician researchers will show
an ability to identify and define significant Research and
Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research
program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of
publication. Researchers are responsible for oversight of any
research staff that they supervise.
* Leadership responsibilities: Participate in staff meetings,
hospital committees, and peer review process. Demonstrate effective
communication to staff and leadership, to include heads up (for
acute patient bad outcomes) and issue briefs, acting as Section
Chief when the Section Chief is on leave.
* HR: Maintain VA training requirements, complete documentation in
a timely manner and maintain credentials required for privileging
* Staff Management: Participate in the FPPE/OPPE process. Adhere to
employee health requirements. Participate in peer review
* Time/Leave Management: Adhere to Tour of Duty and request leave
in advance through VISTA.
* Clinical Management including indirect patient care: Encounter &
consult management, document properly in CPRS, ensure staff
productivity, oversee relevant performance measures, and
participate in quality improvement and process improvement
Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, Rotating Shifts, May be required to
work some evenings and weekends.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive:Maybe Authorized for Highly
Not requiredSupervisory status
15* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
* Internal Medicine Physicians
* Physicians, All Other
* Physicians, Internal Medicine
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
1. Board Certified in Internal Medicine
2. Successful completion of AGCME accredited training
3. Active patient care duties within the last 2 years
4. Experience with inpatient care and teaching internal medicine
residency program within the last 5 years.
5. Expereince in admissions and inpatient acute care procedures
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:Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light lifting
under 15 pounds, moderate carrying 15-44 pounds, light carrying
under 15 pounds, Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both
hands required, Walking up to 6 hours, Standing up to 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, Specific visual requirement (far vision: 20/30),
Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted),
Mental and emotional stability. Ability to perform privileges,
independently performs physical exam as appropriate to position,
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
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foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send
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