Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) located in Shreveport, Louisiana is classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1C Facility seeks a Program Director (Nephrologist). The position includes option for faculty appointment (board certification required for faculty appointment) at the affiliated Louisiana State University Health and Science Center, commensurate with qualifications. Interventional Nephrology opportunity available.
Lead and participation in staff meetings, hospital committees, and peer review process, and clinical directorships assigned by the service chief.
Demonstrate effective communication both down to staff and up to leadership and issue briefs.
Clinical management, including indirect patient care: Open encounter & open consult management, electronic record documentation rules and oversight of relevant performance measures, participation, Patient Centric Care, Utilization, Quality, and Patient Safety oversight, process improvement.
Function as the expert for patient care related to acute, chronic, and end-stage kidney disease, fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders.
Develop treatment plans, including dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy).
Round on hospitalized patients, attending in clinics, writing of prescription medications, writing for consultative services, diet instruction, and other physician-driven or exclusive decisions.
Provide evaluations and treatment recommendations, including acute dialysis orders, for hospitalized patient.
Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, monitor, and coordination of educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision.
Demonstrate ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication.
Oversee of any research staff supervised.
About the Medical Center
The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center serves over 37,000 Veterans per year. The hospital is accredited for 111 inpatient beds and provides over 462,000 outpatient visits per year. The medical center has an active accredited research program and is one of the regional sites for its Hematology/Oncology Center. Louisiana - From outdoor adventures and culinary experiences to cultured cities and picturesque towns, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Louisiana.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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