Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking a Physician (Hospitalist) to provide service to the Alexandria VA Health Care System including the Community Living Center (CLC). The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana?s 64 parishes. The Alexandria VAHCS is located in Pineville, Louisiana with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Jennings, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Fort Polk, and Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in the Heart of Louisiana. Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests.
Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music. With a population of over 46,342, Alexandria continues to grow in every sector of our society. The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River. Alexandria sits on the central corridor of I-49 which makes it a quick access to several major Metro cities. Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, LA, 3 1/2 hours from New Orleans, LA, and 4 1/2 hours from Dallas and Houston, TX.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
Seeking Board Certified/Board Eligible Hospitalist physician to join an established hospitalist group of which provides 24/7 inpatient care. Schedule will vary as 7on/7off 12 hour shifts,or a 40 hour per week swing shift approximately 1pm-9pm, Monday - Friday dependent upon coverage need. Would occasionally provide nocturnist coverage (1-2 times per year). Census averages 8 ? 12 patients daily. ICU care is primarily provided by dedicated Intensivist but Hospitalist physician must be comfortable with basic ICU care and bedside procedures. Must be ACLS/BLS certified. Main responsibilities are admissions, discharges and ongoing care of medical inpatients. Record Keeping is entirely electronic. Additional responsibilities include medical consultations of non-medical patients, involvement with quality improvement and utilization review.
Must be board certified or eligible in internal medicine or other specialty that meets the needs of the VA Health Care System for this position.
Tour of Duty: Rotational Tour, including day, evening, and nights, as needed.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
This position is eligible for union representation and the Merit Promotion provisions of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Union contract will apply.
A RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAYBE AUTHORIZED FOR A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.