Medicine Service is seeking a Hospitalist (nighttime)for a position at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Candidates preferably should be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine. This position is a full-time,appointment at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The successful candidate will serve as a Hospitalist physician caring for acutely-ill Veterans admitted to the Medicine service as well as a consultant for both Surgical and Psychiatric service inpatients. The Hospitalist is responsible for maintaining professional, technical and administrative knowledge, competencies and skills to provide effective, timely and quality responses to patients who present themselves with acute or emergent health care problems during weekends, holidays, evenings and nights. Responsibilities include overall clinical leadership during duty hours and ensuring the quality of medical services provided, the education and training of professional staff, performance and oversight of core medical bedside procedures, and the safety and ethical conduct of medical research conducted on patients assigned under purview. A comprehensive skill set of clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of widespread patient populations. The ideal candidate must demonstrate knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations, including the ability to relate to internal and external customers. Collaboration with one or more advance practice nurses or physicians' assistants may be required.
Work schedule - 8/8th VA effort, 7:00 pm - 7:00 am
Newly appointed employee(s) or employee(s) converted to permanent status, selected under this announcement, may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Funding, on the final award amount, is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds. Employee(s) must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment or conversion. Please call Kenneth Bixler at 1-734-845-3819 or via email at Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
* 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. Approved schools are:
-Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted.
-Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
-For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
* 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
* Completion of residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies are:
-Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed,
-Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
The following are requirements for this position:
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
* Candidates that have prior leadership experience managing clinical operations.
* Candidates that qualify for an appointment to the University of Michigan Medical School faculty at the Lecturer/ Assistant Professor or Professor level. Faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School requires national academic recognition with demonstrated skills in clinical care, research, teaching and administration. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan are equal opportunity employers.
* Candidates trained by a tertiary academic institution and one of the top US hospitals.
* Candidates that have peer reviewed publications.
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.
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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. he physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, reading, and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be an occasional need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness, and hazardous materials.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.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 1944552.
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.