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Shreveport, Louisiana stands prepared to offer you the ?lagniappe', which means a little something extra! Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana, situated on the Red River in northwest Louisiana, is commonly known as the ?Ark-La-Tex', the point where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. The Shreveport-Bossier City area is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, as well as numerous colleges and universities, theaters, lakes, golf courses, beautiful housing areas, churches, and great schools. With a population of nearly 400,000 in the city's metropolitan region, the area promises much to while maintaining a reasonable cost of living and an excellent, temperate climate. You'll enjoy a unique combination of two great American heritages: a little Cajun, and since we're less than 15 minutes from the Texas border, a little Lone Star, too. Shreveport-Bossier boasts elegant Southern charm and a relaxed attitude that suggests you kick your boots off and stay a while to enjoy year-round festivals, Vegas-style gaming, great local dining experiences, live music and family attractions.
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The Overton Brooks VAMC is recruiting full-time Nocturnist/Hospitalists to support the inpatient and services at this hospital. Provider is board certified and/or Board eligible in Internal Medicine. Other appropriate specialty training may be considered. Other duties as the in-house medicine attending physician, which include but are not limited to addressing requests for transfer to Medicine Service from outside facilities and urgent/emergent general medicine consults. Candidates should have expertise in inpatient medical management and critical care experience.
Other responsibilities include but not limited to:
· Overnight supervision of Internal Medicine resident physicians on Medicine Services.
Leadership of a multi-disciplinary rapid response and code blue team.
· Coordination of inter-facility transfers during evening/night hours.
· Availability for assistance in the medical management of inpatients.
· Performing admission work ups to hospitalist team
· Nighttime coverage of hospital patients
· Supervision and education or residents
Work Schedule: Full Time, Night Shift, Monday to Friday, some weekends and holidays.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Nocturnist)
Physical Requirements: Standing, walking, lifting light loads, assisting patients with positioning and transfers. Must be able to use a computer to input orders, review reports etc. Must be able to communicate directions and patient orders. Light lifting (under 15lbs), light carrying (under 15lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with bio hazardous materials.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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