VCU Department of Internal Medicine Seeking Academic Hospitalist
Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Department of Internal Medicine
The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, seeks an academic hospitalist physician for our inpatient Internal Medicine 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
- Mentor residents in evidence-based inpatient medical care
- Develop General Medicine faculty with interests in hospital medicine, clinical research and teaching
- Participate in clinical and administrative research
- Participate in learning activities such as Foundations of Clinical Medicine, morning report, noon conference, and other formal educational programs for undergraduate and post-graduate learners
- Work with institutional staff and administration to attain the strategic objectives of VCU Medical Center
- Assist 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
- BC/BE in Internal Medicine
- Direct experience managing complex inpatients (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
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