PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Patient Care, Policies, Procedures, and Admission Criteria: Adheres to patient care and admission criteria policies and procedures of the Department of Medicine. Physician Coverage and Responsibilities:
Serves as Hospitalist in accordance with a published schedule determined by the Department which will include: -Emergency Department call for the Department of Medicine -Hospital admissions from community physicians per practice coverage agreements as well as transfers from outside facilities -Inpatient consultation as requested by other services Patient Care: Provides direct hands-on care to patients within the limits of credentials granted by the Medical Staff of Inova Fairfax Hospital in recognition of advanced training and experience in this field. Research: Encouraged to engage in research activities as schedule allows. Quality Improvement :
Participates in regular quality improvement, peer review and cost saving activities in collaboration with other professional members of the health care team in the Department.
In conjunction with the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, administration, and nursing staff, acts as a patient advocate in monitoring, tracking, assessing and evaluating the quality of care.
Participates in case management activities as directed by the Chairman.
Works with the Quality Assurance Team to ensure appropriate medical care. Medical Education:
Potential to serve as attending on the teaching service.
Provides academic support to the Resident and Student Training Programs.
Assists residents with invasive procedures on the Teaching Service as needed.
In conjunction with the Chief Medical Resident, provides didactic conferences for medical students and residents pertaining to Hospital Medicine Core Lecture Series. Medical and Nursing Staff Support: The physician shall provide consultation and educational support to residents and nursing staff. Medical Staff Liaison: The physician shall maintain communication with other interrelated medical and surgical services to facilitate cooperative interactions, appropriate standardization of equipment, documents, and practice and optimal patient care in the general service. Ancillary Service Liaison: To facilitate optimal delivery of services, the physician will maintain a strong working relationship with the staff of ancillary services (i.e.; respiratory services, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy) involved in patient care in the department and unit. Other Administrative Duties:
Serves on hospital committees and other duties as directed by Department Chairman.
Other administrative duties may be assigned by the Chairman, Department of Medicine, and/or the associate administrator, or the administrator.
Internal Number: 22711BR
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