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Physician (Hospitalist)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Topeka
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is actively recruiting for a board certified (or board eligible) Internal Medicine physician to work as a Hospitalist at our VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System located in either Leavenworth or Topeka. The main focus will be inpatient care, which includes managing patients in the inpatient wards, PCU and ICU. You will play an active role in optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the inpatient care process from admission through discharge.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Education and length of practice will be considered by a Market Pay Review in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

Work Schedule: 7 days on, then 7 days off.

Please email your CV to James Pryan @ James.Pryan@va.gov or fax to 913-758-4111 attention James Pryan - Physician Recruiter.

Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized for highly qualified applicants. PCS is the relocation of a household in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities (exceeding a 50 mile radius). For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp .

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will be referred to selecting official on a weekly basis OR until the closing date of this announcement. Applicants need not re-apply once the application is referred to the selecting official.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. The Education Debt Reduction programs offers eligible applicants up to $200,000 (tax free!) for reimbursement of qualifying educational loans. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

This announcement will fill one (1) position in Topeka, KS and one (1) position in Leavenworth, KS.

Major duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Provide coverage on inpatient wards/PCU/ICU
  • Taking calls on Medicine patients in-house (Med/Surg floor, PCU and ICU) and CLC
  • Managing emergencies and writing admission orders and completing required paperwork
  • Managing transfers into and out of the facility
  • Coordinating hand-off communication after hours
  • Participate in, and at times lead, clinical and education administrative committees, task groups, or special projects
  • Respond to code blue throughout campus
  • Back up physician for rapid response team on campus
  • Supervise mid-levels in Topeka and Medicine residents in Leavenworth
  • Perform procedures:intubation, vascular access (arterial line/central line), LP, thorocentesis/paracentesis, chest tube and splints
  • ACLS/BLS and out of OR airway certification preferred
  • May need to cover ED occasionally.


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/25/2021.

    Basic Requirements:


    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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.
    • 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.
    • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.


      Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Also BLS/ACLS. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Topeka , Physician (Hospitalist), Healthcare , Topeka, Kansas

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