The Chief Hospitalist is a clinical leadership position that interfaces with the medical center's administrative leadership and works closely with other clinical services. The Chief Hospitalist guides acceptable evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, remains current in scientific medical advancements, and provides oversight and mentoring to at least four (4) full-time hospitalists. The incumbent follows appropriate ethical principles, policies and protocols defined by the organization. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus) Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance) Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 The Chief Hospitalist has a broad range of authority with the responsibility for setting the direction of the service, direction and supervision of the hospitalist staff, maintaining professional standards, maintaining quality control standards, identifying quality improvement opportunities and participating in provider patient care and consultation. The incumbent serves as clinical authority for professional, licensed, and certified hospitalist staff. The incumbent must demonstrate skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives including ensuring that high quality care is provided consistently. The incumbent will be a point of contact for physicians and clinical staff assigned to the unit for clinical and process guidance. This will include, but is not limited to, training, documentation, process workflow and other functionality regarding necessary clinical systems. This individual will work with nurse manager, staff and physicians to optimize the usage of clinical systems through education and training, quality and outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals. The incumbent will work closely with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and services are maintained. This individual will also work directly with all levels of the organization on projects, committees and teams to meet the overall needs of the unit and the facility. Topics of communication will include but will not be limited to the following: Strategic Planning Operational Considerations Clinical Concerns Human Resources Issues Equipment Management Issues Environmental Issues Process Improvement Issues Patient Advocacy Issues Liaison activities with other unit and directorates as needed This position shall require a degree in medicine from an accredited medical school or ACGME certified institution and is licensed to practice in any state. This position is for a physician Board Eligible/Certified in Internal Medicine. The incumbent will have knowledge of the FHCC systems, clinical delivery structures, electronic medical record and experience in administrative matters. The incumbent will have knowledge of quality measurements and regulations related to acute medicine. Provide direct care of acute medicine patients and consultative General Medicine care to patients on other services (at least 75% of the time). Recruit and hire for all hospitalist positions. Staff and schedule of hospitalist services. Supervise, manage and execute performance evaluation of hospitalists. Participate in Peer Review, staff counseling, and other quality assurance efforts. Work with facility leadership on strategic planning and implementation related to acute medicine. Collaborate with nurse manager and other departments to optimize quality of care, efficiency, and inpatient satisfaction. Monitor quality of care parameters for inpatient care. Develop and implement inpatient quality improvement projects. Monitor SAIL measures and implement corrective action, as needed. Improve efficiency and productivity throughout the unit. Chair the Patient Flow Committee. Teach residents and medical students. Implement, manage and participate in education programs for the inpatient unit personnel. Update and develop inpatient policies and procedures. In addition, Chief Hospitalist may be assigned to perform other duties by Medicine Directorate leadership or Chief Medical Executive. The Chief Hospitalist will have 25% of time for administrative duties, however, administrative time may flex depending on staffing and/or on strategic priorities. Work Schedule: Days, Occasional Weekends & Holidays
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