Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) DUTIES OF A STAFF HOSPITALIST/NOCTURNIST SPECIALIST AT THE SYRACUSE VA MEDICAL CENTER A Staff Hospitalist physician's duties and responsibilities at the Syracuse VA Medical Center: Provide general Internal medicine care of inpatient services in keeping with good clinical practice and standards of the Hospitalist Section and Medicine Service at the Syracuse Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University, where you will be given an appropriate academic appointment commensurate with your experience and education. Close supervision and education of internal medicine residents and medical students in all their clinical activities. Participation in educational activities related to the internal medicine residency program. Collaboration with the physician extenders and nursing care providers throughout the hospital. Be a resource for Primary Care providers ensuring a smooth transition of patients from inpatient to outpatient settings. Provide expertise in multispecialty and patient care related discussions. As a staff physician in the Hospitalist section, you will be encouraged to participate in the development or on-going research, quality improvement and teaching as it relates to your professional interests. Provide inpatient General Internal Medicine consultation services to non-teaching and non-medicine teams, including direct supervision and education of medical consultation house staff. Provide inpatient internal medicine attending services including clinical procedures within your specialty area of expertise on the general medicine teams, and stepdown inpatient units. Daytime hospitalists do take part in an evening jeopardy system in rotation if there is an emergency absence of attending physician coverage at night, whereby they may very rarely be asked to work with a night float team of medical residents covering medical inpatients, admissions and cross covering the ICU with the assistance/back up of intensivist personnel. Nocturnists cross-cover the ICU patients with the help of the ICU fellow and attending physician intensivist as needed in the evenings. Function as an active member of the Hospitalist section in the Department of Medicine of the Syracuse Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Maintain General internal medicine board certification and training. You will be expected to serve on Peer review, and potentially other committees as requested by the Medical Center Director, Chief of Staff, Chief of Medicine or the Specialty Service Chief. You will be expected to be in compliance with the Medical Staff bylaws and will complete all medical records timely through CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System) in accordance with VA Policies and Regulations. All attending physicians are expected to participate in ongoing process improvements within their specific areas of expertise thereby promoting quality, efficiency, patient safety, and timely access to care for our veteran patients. All hospitalists are asked to become involved in teaching internal medicine residents and undergraduate medical students (on their teams and in more formal undergraduate coursed teaching clinical skills and/or clinical reasoning). Active participation at daily discharge planning meetings, daily noon report, grand rounds and Morbidity/Mortality (M&M) educational conferences for senior residents is expected for the best patient outcomes and educational experience for the residents. All physicians are actively engaged in completing quarterly chart reviews and other quality assurance work within the department. Will ensure timely record completion for all patients as outlined in the Department of Medicine. All physicians are expected to attend quarterly General Medical Staff meetings and monthly Medicine department staff meetings when they are on duty. Will participate in inter-hospital transfers of patients as needed. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. 7 nights on 7pm to 7am; then 7 off - start Monday through Sunday.
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.