Internal Medicine Physician Hospitalist, San Antonio, TX, US, ID#16137 1/16/2020

Cherokee Nation Businesses San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


Internal Medicine Physician Hospitalist, San Antonio, TX, US ID#16137

Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients' toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client's mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.


We are seeking a qualified, board-certified Internal Medicine physician to work on a personal services contract with the Department of Medicine providing full-time Hospitalist coverage at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC).


* Academic Hospitalist position overseeing an inpatient team while teaching active duty residents, interns, and medical students at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), part of Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). The majority of patients will be retired and active duty military and their dependents. Duties include admitting and rounding, with some time spent on a non-teaching service composed of advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants).

* Shifts are determined by the government's Internal Medicine Service Chief and based on academic schedule, workload, and teaching/ attending duties, and can include shifts of up to 16 hours per day; work periods of up to four weeks; and inpatient ward attending coverage of up to 10 academic blocks (each block is 4 weeks in duration), weekends, and Federal holidays. However, a typical Hospitalist work schedule consists of 14 consecutive days on-shift (working approximately 12 hours per day, usually during daytime and early evening), followed by 14 consecutive days off-shift.

* The typical expectation is to be available by pager for 12 hours during weekdays and until noon on weekends unless on call, and overnight approximately once every 8 nights with infrequent overnight pages should residents have questions.

* On-call and call-back services are required on a rotating basis, and are scheduled during hours other than routine duty hours, Monday through Friday, including weekends, legal Federal holidays, and locally-declared training holidays scheduled by the Department of Medicine. Telephonic or in-person bedside consultation for inpatient care is required while on-call. On-call coverage can vary based on need, and has historically ranged from one night, weekend, holiday, or a partial night or day of on-call coverage to a one-week block of on-call coverage.

* Based on Government client needs, it might be necessary to support the Department of Medicine at any hospital location, including emergency department or outpatient clinics. Other work locations can include Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC), Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic, Taylor Burke Health Clinic (TBHC), Camp Bullis TX, Randolph AFB Clinic (RAFBC), and the Community Based Medical Home (CBMH) Schertz TX. However, the primary performance location is and the majority of work performed to date has been at SAMMC.

* Provide hospitalist services at a high level of quality alongside various medical personnel throughout the hospital.

* Work with network participants in order to appropriately manage services for the beneficiaries.

* Perform services under the control and general supervision of the Chief of the Department of Medicine or his/ her designated government representative.

* Comply with all government requirements in relationship to HIPPA and SHARP.

* Must be rested and fully physically and mentally capable of performing the duties required. Must not have worked the 8 hours prior to beginning services at SAMMC unless was on-call.

* Hospitalists are paid for work performed while scheduled and physically at the hospital. Work performed while unscheduled or not physically located at the hospital is not compensated.


May manage or supervise multiple projects without having direct supervisory responsibilities.


* Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

* Must be a graduate of an Internal Medicine program accredited by the ACGME and have a minimum of 2 years of recent experience in inpatient consult medicine or inpatient ward attending, or at least 6 months of general internal medicine outpatient experience within the last 12 months, or a combination of inpatient and outpatient experience for at least 4 months within the last 12 months.


* Must be a U.S. Citizen.

* Must have and maintain a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine from one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, or U.S. Virgin Islands and shall be able to obtain clinical privileges to practice medicine with the applicable Military Treatment Facility (MTF) credentials committee.

* Maintain all certifications in a current status as required of the position as well as meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements of the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.

* Shall have current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) by way of an American Heart Association approved training program.

* Must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number prior to performing work.

* Must meet all the required credentials and stipulations of practice as described in the hospital Medical Staff Bylaws.

* Shall maintain proficiency in all applicable hospital systems including IMPAX, Composite Health Care System (CHCS), ESSENTRIS, Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), Ambulatory Data System (ADS), speech recognition, windows operating systems and other common office applications and systems that may be added to the Hospitalist role in order to function effectively and remain current.

* Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.

* Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills, and social sensitivity to relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.

* Must obtain and pass a general physical examination within 45 days prior to commencement of work.

* The physical examination shall include the following:

A history showing completion of a primary series of immunization with tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and that a booster dose is current (within the past 10 years).


* A test fr immunity to the hepatitis (Type B) virus with documentation of the results. A profile shall be established to show immune status to hepatitis. Non-immunity (lacking anti-HB(c) or anti-HB(s)) shall be required to complete an immunization series with a Hepatitis-B vaccine (e.g., Recombivax, Engerix).

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