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Academic Hospitalist

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Number F59090
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Assistant Professor
Working Title Academic Hospitalist
School/Unit School of Medicine
Department Internal Medicine
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

• Excellent, evidence-based, efficient patient care
• Thorough and responsive medicine consultation and co-management of non-medicine patients
• Effective supervision, teaching and mentoring of internal medicine housestaff and students
• Streamlined throughput process for admitted medicine patients across the health system

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

• Directly admit and care for patients on the General Medicine inpatient service working on team both with and without housestaff and students
• Improve quality and efficiency of inpatient care at vcuhs
• Provide high-quality general medicine consults
• Provide co-management services with other non-medicine specialties
• Develop General Medicine faculty with interests in Hospital Medicine, clinical research and teaching
• Mentor residents in evidence-based inpatient medical care
• Establish a venue for inpatient clinical research
• Work within the hospital system and with other departments to further the efficient throughput of admitted internal medicine patients

Position Responsibilities

1. Teaching – Staff inpatient housestaff teaching service with learners including medical students, interns and residents; use contemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-based practice; demonstrate effective teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher for learners at all levels; complete required evaluations of learners in a timely manner; participate in other learning activities such as Foundations of Clinical Medicine, morning report, noon conference, and other formal educational programs for undergraduate and post-graduate learners

2. Research – Participate in clinical and administrative research, according to skills, interest, and funding; research opportunities may include performance improvement initiatives or formal extramurally funded investigations; participation may be as principle investigator or co-investigator

3. Service – Work with institutional staff and administration to attain the strategic objectives of VCU Medical Center, including patient safety, patient and other customer satisfaction, maintenance and enhancement of public perception, and fiscal health.

4. Clinical – Admit and manage patients on a hospitalist-led inpatient service, co-management of patients on other services, and attend the General Medicine consult service; triage medicine patients requiring admission in the Emergency Department and coordinate patient transfers from the Intensive Care Units, non-medical services and non-VCU hospitals; join colleagues in assuring coverage 24-hours a day, every day of the year; supervise and support nurse practitioners from the hospitalist service; comply in a timely manner with all institutional policies for professional work including credentialing, documentation, billing; work effectively with other members of the extended inter-professional team

Required Qualifications

Board certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine, direct experience managing complex inpatients, competency in standard inpatient procedures (including obtaining and interpretation of an arterial blood gas, central line placement, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis and arthrocentesis), a solid understanding of the hospitalist role and function, and an interest in teaching and growth in an academic setting. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written, and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 11/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018
Type of Search National
Application Process/Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.vcujobs.com.

For additional information, please contact Zenobia “Zee” Dabney, Hospital Medicine Administrator | Zenobia.Dabney@vcuhealth.org.

Posted Salary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you find out about this position?
    • Alumni association magazine
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Community event
    • Email notification
    • HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • Higher education publication
    • Internal Recruiter
    • Job fair
    • Job site (e.g. Monster.com)
    • Listserv
    • Newspaper
    • Professional association/journal
    • Referred by person/employee
    • Search firm notification
    • VCU vacancy listing - eJobs
    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other" for your referral source please indicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select "Other," please enter "n/a.")

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have direct experience managing complex inpatients, competency in standard inpatient procedures (including obtaining and interpretation of an arterial blood gas, central line placement, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis and arthrocentesis)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3