The Rheumatology Physician (MD/DO) is administratively responsible to the Chief of Medicine. Clinical oversight is provided by the collaborating physician, Section Chief, Rheumatology. The physician, as a member of the department, communicates with other healthcare providers to manage consults and additional services as required. Duties include but are not limited to: Clinical practice, supervising and teaching fellows, residents and medical students in the specialty of Rheumatology The physician is responsible for providing consultation to non- rheumatology services for hospitalized patients with rheumatology concerns. Provide outpatient rheumatology consultations and clinic appointments for Veterans with both acute and routine rheumatology concerns. Ensure that treatment is safe, timely, efficient, efficacious, evidence- based, and patient-centered. The physician is expected to share attending call responsibilities with other Rheumatology/Internal Medicine specialists in covering some nights, weekend and holiday calls as needed. The physician will round with the team of fellow(s), resident(s), and medical student(s) as regards to inpatient settings. Any other duties as assigned by the supervising physician or his/her designee as it relates to scope of practice. Clinical activities may include, but are not limited to, clinical assessment and evaluation - Inpatients and Outpatients. Health care management of assigned veteran patients with acute and chronic illnesses. Ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies. Consultation and referrals; Inpatients and Outpatients. Patient follow-up, as appropriate. Health promotion and disease prevention. Patient, family, and staff education and counseling. Clinical research (must have separate research approval). Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
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.