Hospitalist - Biloxi, MS - Veteran Hospital
Company: Ghost Inc
Posted on: November 14, 2021
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Hospitalist - VAMC, Biloxi, MS – Long-Term Contract
Location: 400 Veterans Avenue Biloxi, MS 39531-2410
7a-7p and 7p-7a (12 hour shifts)
- Starts Approx: 10/1/21-9/30/22 with (4) 1 year options to
- Board Certified or Board Eligible Internal Medicine
- BLS, ACLS, DEA
- Airway Management (OORAM) qualified for intubations. Physicians
will familiarize themselves with and strive to follow the
Emergent/Urgent Airway Management Algorithm for patients requiring
emergent airway management outside of the OR environment.
Scope of Care: Contractor's physician (s) (as appropriate and
within scope of practice/privileging) shall be responsible for
providing Hospitalist care, including, but not limited to:
Evaluation, Treatment and Management: Contractor's physicians shall
admit and coordinate all aspects of care for hospitalized medical
patients including: Admission, including history and physical
examinations. Appropriate placement within the Hospital. Evaluation
and treatment, including the ordering and interpretation of
diagnostic studies, including laboratory, diagnostic imaging, and
electrocardiographic examinations, and the administration of
medications normally considered part of the practice of hospitalist
medicine. Discussion of end of life preferences/advanced care
planning. Consultations with sub-specialists. Timely and proactive
discharge planning. Coordination of care with primary care
physician. Discharge including ensuring appropriate follow-up is
arranged. This may include perioperative care but generally
excludes preoperative assessments of patients for determination of
fitness for surgery. Contractor's physicians shall provide care to
patients in critical/acute care settings in conformance with VA
policies. Contractor's physicians shall assess, stabilize, and
determine the disposition of inpatients with emergent conditions
consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and
consultative call services. This includes running code teams and
rapid response teams.
The core privileges in this specialty include the procedures on the
procedures list (below) and such other procedures that are
extensions of the same techniques and skills. This is not intended
to be an all-encompassing procedures list. It defines the types of
activities/procedures/privileges that the majority of practitioners
in this specialty perform at the VA and inherent
activities/procedures/privileges requiring similar skill sets and
techniques. Integumentary Procedures. Abscess incision and
drainage. Wound debridement. Insertion of sutures; simple,
mattress, and subcuticular Wound closure. Skin biopsy; shave,
punch, and excisional. Excision of dermal lesions, e.g., papilloma,
nevus, or cyst Cryotherapy of skin lesions. Electrocautery of skin
lesions. Skin scraping for fungus determination. Use of Wood's
lamp. Release subungual hematoma. Drainage acute paronychia.
Partial toenail removal. Wedge excision for ingrown toenail.
Removal of foreign body, e.g., fish hook, splinter, or glass Pare
skin callus. Local Anesthetic Procedures. Infiltration of local
anesthetic Digital block in finger or toe. Eye Procedures.
Instillation of fluorescein. Slit lamp examination. Removal of
corneal or conjunctival foreign body. Application of eye patch. Ear
Procedures. Removal of cerumen. Removal of foreign body. Nose
Procedures. Removal of foreign body. Cautery for anterior
epistaxis. Anterior nasal packing. Cardiothoracic Procedures.
Removal of chest tube. Thoracentesis. Gastrointestinal Procedures.
Nasogastric tube insertion. Reinsertion of gastric tube. Fecal
occult blood testing. Anoscopy/proctoscopy. Incise and drain
thrombosed external hemorrhoid. Paracentesis. Genitourinary and
Women's Health Procedures. Placement of transurethral catheter.
Reestablishment of suprapubic catheter. Cryotherapy or chemical
therapy genital warts. Aspirate breast cyst. Pap smear.
Musculoskeletal Procedures. Splinting of injured extremities.
Application of sling—upper extremity. Reduction of dislocated
finger. Reduce dislocated radial head (pulled elbow). Reduce
dislocated shoulder. Application of forearm cast. Application of
ulnar gutter splint. Application of below-knee cast. Aspiration and
injection of joints except ankle and hip Injection of lateral
epicondyle (tennis elbow). Aspiration and injection of bursae,
e.g., patellar, subacromial. Resuscitation Procedures. All ACLS
procedures. Removal of lines and tubes. Other. Lumbar Puncture.
Inpatient Admissions: Contractor's physician (s) shall review all
admissions to inpatient hospital care recommended by Mid-level
(Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) provider. Every
admission to inpatient care shall have a person-to-person
hand-off/hand-over from the admitting Provider to a responsible
member of the admitting team.
Consultation and Referral Responsibilities: Contractor's physician
(s) shall provide consultation with and instruction to referring
physicians regarding appropriate indications for procedures so that
the most expeditious and clinically appropriate work-up can be
done. Contractor's physician (s) shall determine the appropriate
course of treatment and communicate in person or by phone with the
referring clinicians. Contractor's physician (s) shall initiate
appropriate social work referrals for all identified homeless
veterans and for patients who do not have primary care
Medications: Contractor's physician (s) shall follow all
established medication policies and procedures. No sample
medications shall be provided to patients. Discharge education:
Contractor's physician (s) shall provide discharge education and
follow up instructions that are coordinated with the next care
setting for all Hospitalist patients.
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