The Staff Hospitalist reports to the Chief, Hospitalist Section under the Medicine Service of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. A hospitalist routinely provides inpatient care, both as a primary provider as well as in a consultative role. Additionally, the Hospitalist is responsible for educating house staff and medical students. The incumbent will function in inter-disciplinary teams (including Pharmacists, Social Workers, Nutrition support). This position requires that the Hospitalist coordinates, monitors, and has the working knowledge of inpatient and consultative services. Hospitalists must be accessible and available to house staff, medical students and other ancillary staff for clinical oversight as needed.
The incumbent is assigned as a clinician with responsibilities to the Inpatient Medicine Service. The Hospitalist will participate, oversee and collaborate to ensure that all applicable clinical functions (which may include inpatient care, consultative medicine, cross-cover as needed throughout the hospital including the Community Living Center (CLC)) are performed. The incumbent will provide timely and courteous service to all veterans seeking care and that the results are made readily available to the referring practitioner.
Coverage by the Hospitalist in other inpatient areas will be provided when requested by the section chief.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
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: If selected for this vacancy you will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical prior to being appointed to our facility.
This position is a random drug testing position.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
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 1955861.
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.