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The Hospitalist Staff Physician is a direct patient care position and is responsible for carrying out operations of the Hospitalist Section of the Medicine Service. The staff physician collaborates with the Section Chief to determine the mission and objectives of the Section. In addition to clinical matters, the Staff Physician should be experienced in the education and training activities of the medical resident program. Including but not limited to serving as the attending physician on the hospitalist service or the teaching service at Dayton VA with duties that include admissions and daily rounds for direct patient care. Coordinating Specialty service consults, arrange discharges and post-acute care coordination. Coordinate transfers to/from tertiary care centers for specialty care and post-acute care admissions to/from the community extended care facilities. Provide Medical Consultative services for any inpatient on the non-medical services such as Surgery, Psychiatry and Substance Abuse Recovery Unit. Work Schedule: Hospitalist tour of duty can be variable to meet the needs of the service. They will typically work a compressed work schedule consisting of 7 days on, 7 days off. This may include day time shift, evening shifts, weekend shifts, holiday, and / or telephone call from home. Hospitalists rotate equally through all necessary duty hours to cover the inpatient service around the clock and every day of the year. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.