The Nephrologist will be responsible for providing consultation on various forms of nephrology disease states, both for diagnosis and treatment in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Duties include but are not limited to: Clinical practice, supervising and teaching Nephrology fellows, residents, and medical students. The physician is expected to share attending call responsibilities with other Nephrologists in covering some nights, weekends, and holiday calls as needed. The physician will round with the team of fellow(s), resident(s), and medical student(s) as regards inpatient settings. The physician will also be expected to lead and manage the Nephrology team consisting of Nephrology fellows, residents, medical students, Pharmacists, Mid-Level Providers, etc. while on inpatient service or in clinical setting. The Nephrology Physician (MD/DO) is administratively responsible to the Chief of Medicine. Clinical oversight is provided by the collaborating physician, Section Chief, Nephrology. The physician, as a member of the department, communicates with other healthcare providers to manage consults and additional services as required. Administrative activities, including performance improvement activities, research, and non-clinical tasks as assigned. Exhibits leadership in initializing changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and findings from research and studies. Stays informed on developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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
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