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UCSF Fresno & VACCHS - Hospitalist Physician

Application Window

Open date: August 4, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Seeking Full-Time Board Certified/Board Eligible Hospitalist Physician for excellent VA/UCSF Fresno Faculty Opportunity in Beautiful Fresno, CA

The Department of Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System, Fresno, CA, affiliated with the world-renowned University of California- San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Program (a leader in health care quality and education) is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE/40 hours a week) board certified or board eligible hospitalist physician under the VACCHS Hospitalist Section, Medicine Service.

Eligibility:
• Must be U.S. Citizen; non-citizens may be considered
• Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
• Must have completed internal medicine residency and eligible to obtain a US medical license.
• Applicant must have a Medical Degree (MD, DO or equivalent).
• Applicant must be willing to be flexible and provide an array of duties to include safely managing patients as an ED provider, hospitalist and outpatient provider.
• It is essential to have appropriate knowledge base and skill set to efficiently manage pre and post-operative patients, medical and surgical emergencies, inpatient and outpatient services.

Job Description:
• The hospitalist provider is primarily responsible for ensuring high quality, patient-centric care for the veterans hospitalized to VA Central California Health Care system.
• This position will function as an important member of the UCSF Fresno residency and fellowship programs. VACCHCS is a complexity level II health care facility.
• This provider will function as an important member of the UCSF Fresno residency and fellowship programs, supervising medical students, residents, and fellows on a weekly basis. This includes providing inpatient and outpatient consultations comprising of fellow physicians, social workers, chaplains, nurses, and decedent affairs staff. It is essential to have appropriate knowledge base and skill set to efficiently manage pre and post-operative patients, medical and surgical emergencies, inpatient and outpatient services.
• If selected, the provider should dutifully agree to meet all of the VACCHS Medicine Service & UCSF Fresno Faculty requirements/expectations. Faculty appointment with UCSF will be commensurate with the applicant’s background and accomplishments.

VA Benefits:
• Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance.
• Prospective candidates are eligible to apply for VA Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) for up to 40k per year over 5 years.
• The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering:

  • Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses.
  • Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option.
  • Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.

About the Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System (VACCHS)
• VACCHS is part of VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN21), which comprises of seven total facilities across northern/central California, Nevada, and Hawaii.
• VACCHCS is a 114-bed acute care, general medical and surgical center with state of the art primary, secondary and tertiary care in major diagnostic, and treatment specializations.
• VACCHCS has 40,000 Veterans currently enrolled for health care eligibility and serves more than 28,000 Veterans in six counties in California’s San Joaquin Valley: Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced and Mariposa.
• In addition, a 60-bed Community Living Center (CLC) is located on campus and provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.

Fresno Community Information
• Fresno in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, the southern portion of the California's Central Valley. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 520,000, Fresno is the fifth-most populous city in California, the most populous city in the Central Valley, the most populous inland city in California, and the 34th-most populous city in the nation.
• From the twelve months of sunshine, to the world-class outdoor adventures, it's no wonder Fresno is called California’s “year-round playground"! Enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities such as golfing, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, whitewater rafting, boating, and rock climbing. Take in the natural beauty of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks where you can hike among the giant sequoias or descend into the deepest canyon in California.
• Apart from its natural landscape, Fresno is also known for its agriculture and wine. As part of the #1 agricultural region in the U.S, Fresno boasts spectacular farm to fork dining options as well as award-winning wines to rival those of Napa Valley.
• Fresno is also conveniently and centrally located (and just a few hour drive) to the beautiful California Central Coast, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey, and Carmel.
• Last and not least, the low-cost of living in Fresno combined with a competitive salary/benefits package/plentiful recreational activities as outlined above make for an exceptional quality of life—an ideal place to work and raise a family!

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Please apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03498

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

    https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

Fresno, CA