Fort Harrison Hospitalist Opportunity
- Serve as attending medicine physician on the hospitalist service at MT VA
- all indicated routine medical and critical care procedures.
- Coordinate Specialty service consults
- arrange discharges and post-acute care coordination.
- Coordinate transfers to/from tertiary care centers for specialty care and post-acute care admissions to/from the community extended care facilities.
- Coordinate all services for the admitted patients
- Manage all aspects of care delivered in the ICU, including intubation, ventilator management, central line placement, thrombolytics, emergency cardioversion and other ACLS interventions.
- Provide Medical Consultative services for any inpatient on the non-medical services such as Surgery, Psychiatry and Substance Abuse Recovery Unit.
- Coordinate with the Emergency Department for any observation stay or acute IP admission requested by ED physicians.
- Supervise administration of specialty care infusions for Heme/Onc, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Rheumatology patients as prescribed and directed by the various specialty care physicians.
- Perform medical and critical care "bedside" procedures such as: skin biopsies, arthrocentesis, thoracentesis, paracentesis, central line and arterial line placement, intubation and bone marrow aspiration/biopsy procedures.
- Supervise and interpret clinical studies for in-patients such as EKGs, exercise stress tests and nuclear stress tests.
VA Montana Healthcare System serves veterans across the great state of Montana. In addition to our main medical center in Helena, we offer a number of services to patients in our community-based outpatient clinics.
The VA Montana Health Care System provides a VA presence in every major city in the state through a series of community based clinics, a community living center, and an acute care medical center.
Fort Harrison (Helena) is a 50-bed acute care, medical-surgical facility that offers a broad range of acute, chronic, and specialized inpatient and outpatient services for both male and female veterans. Specialty care includes internal medicine, gerontology, neurology, dermatology, cardiology, rheumatology, palliative care, pain management, medical oncology, surgery (general, vascular, laparoscopic, endoscopic), urology, orthopedics, plastic, ophthalmology, ENT, podiatry, gynecology, chiropractic care, psychiatry (including outpatient substance abuse treatment and PTSD and MST specific care), and ambulatory care (primary care). Radiology Service provides a broad range of diagnostic and interventional care provided on a full time basis. Pathology Services are available on site also provided on a full time basis. Telemedicine services are available for psychiatry, radiology, ophthalmology and tele-home health. The 24-bed inpatient mental health facility serves patients needing treatment for substance abuse and PTSD.
A 30-bed Community Living Center (CLC) that provides general and ventilator dependent care is located in Miles City. Primary care is provided at Anaconda, Billings, Bozeman, Cutbank, Glasgow, Glendive, Great Falls, Havre, Kalispell, Lewistown, Miles City, and Missoula. Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinics are located in Hamilton and Plentywood. Staff and contract specialists visit the clinics regularly and provide access to specialty care as needed.
Montana is the fourth largest state geographically and has one of the largest per capita veteran populations. To augment mental health services in the outbased clinics, VA Montana Health Care System contracted mental health care outside Lewis and Clark County (location of Fort Harrison) to reduce veteran travel. This allowed the VA to provide for local care while maximizing funding in rural areas without making the veteran travel.
Montana has two state veterans' homes located in Columbia Falls (northwest) and Glendive (east). VA also uses contract arrangements with private nursing homes to allow veterans to be placed in long term care facilities closer to their families.
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.
More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.
VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.
Cradled in the foothills of the Montana Rockies, Helena is the focal point of the state's politics. During the week, it's a bustling community of elected officials, lobbyists, and bureaucrats. On the weekends, however, it seems they all turn into outdoors fanatics, heading to the lakes and mountains. Helena is also a haven for artists and other creative types, evidenced by the galleries that dot the streets once dominated by mining-era saloons and houses of ill repute. For more information, visit Helena, MT.