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Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, the VA Medical Center is a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the highest quality care for more than 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The 152 bed hospital includes six outpatient clinics, a 20 bed nursing home, and a full range of inpatient and outpatient care. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is seeking a part-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. Our Hospitalists hold a faculty appointment at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), our affiliate academic institution. 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. This position entails working as a Hospitalist, primarily supervising medical residents and students in the care and disposition of medicine patients after hours. It may also involve serving as the Attending Physician for Teaching and Non-Teaching Inpatient Medicine Teams. Specific Duties: -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: Schedule to be determined Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirement, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Office. ****Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE approved for highly qualified candidate.****
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.