Clinical Hospitalist

first_imgDate Posted04/23/2018 Posted Salary * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question)Do you have Board Certification or Board Eligibility inInternal Medicine?YesNo * How did you find out about this position?Alumni association magazineChronicle of Higher EducationCommunity eventEmail notificationHERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)Higher education publicationInternal RecruiterJob fairJob site (e.g. association/journalReferred by person/employeeSearch firm notificationVCU vacancy listing – eJobsOther Diversity Statement Information Type of Search Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Do you have direct experience managing complex inpatients,competency in standard inpatient procedures (including obtainingand interpretation of an arterial blood gas, central lineplacement, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis andarthrocentesis)?YesNo Number of Months12 Preferred Qualifications Required Qualifications Board certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine, directexperience managing complex inpatients, competency in standardinpatient procedures (including obtaining and interpretation of anarterial blood gas, central line placement, lumbar puncture,thoracentesis, paracentesis and arthrocentesis), a solidunderstanding of the hospitalist role and function, and an interestin teaching and growth in an academic setting. Demonstratedexperience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, andstudent environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member atVCU . Quick Link Mission or Goal of Unit 1. Teaching – Staff inpatient housestaff teaching service withlearners including medical students, interns and residents; usecontemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-basedpractice; demonstrate effective teaching skills and continuallydevelop as a teacher for learners at all levels; complete requiredevaluations of learners in a timely manner; participate in otherlearning activities such as Foundations of Clinical Medicine,morning report, noon conference, and other formal educationalprograms for undergraduate and post-graduate learners2. Research – Participate in clinical and administrative research,according to skills, interest, and funding; research opportunitiesmay include performance improvement initiatives or formalextramurally funded investigations; participation may be asprinciple investigator or co-investigator3. Service – Work with institutional staff and administration toattain the strategic objectives of VCU Medical Center, includingpatient safety, patient and other customer satisfaction,maintenance and enhancement of public perception, and fiscalhealth.4. Clinical – Admit and manage patients on a hospitalist-ledinpatient service, co-management of patients on other services, andattend on the General Medicine consult service; triage medicinepatients requiring admission in the Emergency Department andcoordinate patient transfers from the Intensive Care units,non-medical services and non- VCU hospitals; join colleagues inassuring service coverage 24-hours a day, every day of the year;supervise and support nurse practitioners from the hospitalistservice; comply in a timely manner with all institutional policiesfor professional work including credentialing, documentation,billing; work effectively with other members of the extendedinter-professional team Position NumberM00678 Interested applicants should apply online to additional information, please contact Zenobia Dabney, Divisionof Hospital Medicine Associate Administrator |[email protected] Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Position Responsibilitiescenter_img Grant funded position?No School/UnitSchool of Medicine • Directly admit and care for patients on the general medicineinpatient service working on teams both with and without housestaffand students• Improve quality and efficiency of inpatient care at VCUHS• Provide high-quality general medicine consults• Provide co-management services with other non-medicinespecialties• Develop General Medicine faculty with interests in HospitalMedicine, clinical research, and teaching• Mentor residents in evidence-based inpatient medical care• Establish a venue for inpatient clinical research• Work within the hospital system and with other departments tofurther the efficient throughput of admitted Internal Medicinepatients Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providingeffective communication, both verbal and written, and an interestin furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of thegroup. RankAssistant Professor Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Application Process/Additional Information Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Working TitleClinical Hospitalist • Excellent, evidence-based, efficient patient care• Thorough and responsive medicine consultation and co-managementof non-medicine patients• Effective supervision, teaching and mentoring of InternalMedicine Housestaff and students• Streamlined throughput process for admitted medicine patientsacross the health system Open Until FilledYes Application Deadline Date Position TypeClinical MD 100% MCVP Only FT Proposed Hire Date07/01/2018 DepartmentInternal Medicine Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3last_img read more

Top 4-H’er Compete

first_imgWhen budget cuts to the University of Georgia this spring put the Georgia 4-H program in peril, hundreds of thousands of 4-H’ers, parents and 4-H alumni across the state spoke up to save it. Next week, the top 4-H’ers will celebrate another year when they come to Atlanta for State 4-H Congress. Following project and portfolio competition, state winners will be selected in 49 project areas.Project competition will be Wednesday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Winners will be announced later that evening at Six Flags Over Georgia. A banquet honoring state project winners, as well as judging team champions and team event winners, will be Thursday, July 22 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel on Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta.Media interested in covering the event should contact Faith Peppers (770) 601-8008 or [email protected] for credentials.last_img read more

Beneficial black flies?

first_imgBlack flies vector river blindness while drinking their blood meal. A threat in sub-Saharan Africa, river blindness is a parasitic disease caused by a nematode infection. It’s not caused by nematodes themselves. A symbiont that the nematode releases when it dies triggers an inflammatory response that causes changes in the skin and chronic inflammation. Eventually, the symbionts migrate through the eyes, causing the cornea and lens to cloud and leave infected people blind. This discovery made the protein attractive as a potential drug target, possibly one to treat patients recovering from heart attacks. “In order to feed on blood, these insects have to contend with our natural defense agents against blood loss—like clotting,” he said. “Many insects use salivary injections packed with proteins to inhibit the enzymes in our bodies from reacting the way they normally would to injury.” In order for insects to earn a blood meal, they have to override the human body’s battery of defenses. Most of these insects have anticoagulants to fight off clotting, inhibitors to stop clumping of platelets and vasodilators to speed up blood flow at the bite site. “As it turns out, there are also a lot of things in saliva that modulate the immune response like inflammatory responses and downstream immune responses,” he said. “We are not rearing black fly vectors; they are not being infected with the parasite that causes river blindness; and there is no risk to the public,” he said. “These salivary factors change the environment for the parasite so it’s conceivable that knowing about this protein would allow us to target it in some way, maybe by vaccinating against it, and that would likely make it less favorable for the transmission of river blindness,” he said. What they are doing is learning more about how the disease is transmitted and how to possibly stop it. Black flies drink blood and spread disease such as river blindness—creating misery with their presence. A University of Georgia study, however, proves that the pesky insects can be useful. “Inflammation is a major source of tissue damage associated with vascular injuries,” he said. “The idea of a single factor that could both inhibit clotting and inhibit damaging inflammation responses at the same time is pretty novel and interesting.” These enzymes are able to kill bacteria, and they help drive the inflammatory response. Don Champagne, an entomology professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, discovered a way to use the black fly’s blood-sucking tactics for medical advancement. The results of his research were published in the journal PLoS One. “We were able to show that the salivary protein targets Xa and is a good inhibitor of clotting,” he said about his recent research. “But, it is an even better inhibitor of some enzymes involved in very early immune response—elastase and cathepsin G.” “We were expecting these to be anticoagulants, that wasn’t a surprise,” he said. “But, we were surprised to learn that the protein affected all of these other responses.” Studying black flies is easier at UGA than anywhere else, because UGA has the only black fly colony in the world. The flies in the lab aren’t the same ones who transmit the debilitating river blindness disease, but the unique resource enables important research about the transmission of river blindness. “A lot of blood feeders also vector diseases,” Champagne said. “When they are playing all of these tricks on the host in order for them to get a good blood meal, they change the conditions at the point where these pathogens go into the skin. Those changes often favor the pathogen. In an environment where normal wounding responses and defenses are inhibited, the pathogen can go in and say ‘oh, look at that—the door is wide open.” A few years ago, Champagne worked on a study transcribing the messenger RNA that codes for proteins found in the salivary secretions of the black fly. He found two proteins that looked like they could hinder clotting. Champagne determined that one of these inhibits the clotting cascade by blocking factor Xa. Clotting factors exist in the blood in an inactive state, waiting to be called into action. Because these factors work like dominos, if factor X fails to be turned on (converted to Xa) the rest of the responses stay inactivate.last_img read more

Sandton to get Park Inn by 2010

first_img28 January 2008Belgium-based Rezidor Hotel Group has announced plans to build a Park Inn hotel in Johannesburg’s financial centre of Sandton by 2010 to complement the group’s existing Radisson Hotel Sandton, which is due to open later this year.The Park Inn Sandton will feature 192 rooms and is expected to welcome its first guests in April 2010 – in time for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“South Africa is an upcoming destination for business and leisure travellers,” Rezidor Hotel Group CEO Kurt Ritter said in a statement last week. “The government has prioritised tourism as a key economic sector, and international arrivals increase continuously – we are expecting new heights in 2010 when the country hosts the Fifa World Cup.”Consisting of leading brands like Radisson SAS, Country Inn, Hotel Missoni, Park Inn and Regent, the Rezidor Hotel Group features almost 300 hotels in operation and under development in 47 countries worldwide.The Park Inn Sandton will be situated directly across the road from the Gautrain station, and will have the benefit of being the closest hotel to the underground station that will link commuters on South Africa’s first underground railway system directly to the OR Tambo International Airport, Rosebank and Pretoria.The new hotel will also be in close proximity to the JSE, headquarters of many multinational corporations, and the Sandton Convention Centre, and only a few hundred metres away from Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square – two of the country’s finest shopping meccas.According to Rezidor, Park Inn is their fastest growing brand, with more than 100 hotels in operation and under development in Europe, Africa and the Middle East since the brand was launched in early 2003.The Park Inn brand is said to represent a young, dynamic and colourful mid-market brand, promising “the best sleep in town”.“With the existing Radisson and Park Inn hotels in Cape Town, as well as the recently signed Radisson hotels in Port Elizabeth and Sandton, this marks another milestone of the development and commitment of The Rezidor Hotel Group in South Africa,” the group said.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Lukaku on Man Utd future: Depends how long they want me here!

first_imgRomelu Lukaku intends to remain at Manchester United for as long as Jose Mourinho’s side want to keep him.The Belgium international striker is currently out of favour at Old Trafford, starting on the bench for the games against Everton and Manchester City, as well as the 1-0 win over Young Boys on Tuesday night.Indeed, the former Chelsea forward has revealed the 10-minute conversation he had with Mourinho where he was told he was being dropped from the starting XI, insisting he was “angry” at the decision. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Lukaku is without a goal for United since September, when he found the net in the 2-1 win over Watford to make it four goals in five games at the start of the season.Despite his recent struggles, the 25-year-old is not seeking an exit from Old Trafford and claims that he’ll stick around until he’s told he’s no longer needed.He told Bleacher Report: “Obviously you sign here to win as many trophies as you can. How long I’m going to be here depends on how long they want me here, you know.”I will always give my best to this club because they gave me the opportunity to play and compete in the best league, so I’m always grateful for that.”Asked about his relationship with team-mate Paul Pogba and the potential difficulties of playing in a competitive environment with someone who is also a good friend, Lukaku added: “It’s like taking and giving, I’d say.”Sometimes it’s better that you compete throughout the week against each other to play well at the weekend together.”Because then I know I have a warrior who is going to give everything to the team and hopefully he knows what he can have from me, and then we just go out there and ball.”Lukaku was also asked about why he appears to be a lot happier playing for Belgium and whether it is as simple as Roberto Martinez’s side winning more games at the moment.He said: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Winning is the vibe, man, it’s the vibe over there. It’s different.”United sealed qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League with their narrow win over Young Boys on Tuesday and now face a trip to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.last_img read more

US advisory against jet skiing in The Bahamas raises concerns about the

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jan 2016 – There was another US Advisory against The Bahamas after a Nassau jet-ski driver was charged with allegedly raping a tourist woman over the weekend; the incident draws attention to proposed changes in the Turks and Caicos for similar businesses. The US has told its citizens not to participate in Jet ski adventures in Nassau, and it is affecting business there. Magnetic Media is told by smaller water sports and tour operators locally that some of the proposed measures for changes in the National Parks Ordinance will hurt their dreams; possibly even putting them out of business.There are three outlined stipulations which the appointed committee has recommended, but the one requiring for vendors to now have insurance coverage – to cover life and property – before the issuance of a protected area license may drive some out of the industry. While this stipulation sounds reasonable on the policy making side; some vendors say they have already found that they either do not qualify for insurance coverage because their area of service is deemed too high risk or that they do not have the preferred experience to get the insurance coverage. One insurer we spoke to agreed that these types of potential clients are deemed high risk, but that their company is able to underwrite many categories of vendors through London. There are numerous proposed changes to the current law, including one which would give DEMA officers the power to make on the spot arrests and issue tickets for infractions like sexual assault or harassment. Go to the DEMA website, look for the amendments and lodge your views – there are just 10 more days now to offer comment before the consultation process closes. Recommended for you Related Items:jetski, us advisory Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Statement by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in response to US travel advisorylast_img read more

Judge to allow ICE officials to forcefeed Russian detainee on hunger strike

first_imgJudge to allow ICE officials to force-feed Russian detainee on hunger strike August 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 22, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge in San Diego granted an emergency request today to force-feed a Russian detainee in ICE custody who has been on a hunger strike for more than two weeks.The request by Immigration and Customs Enforcement was filed Wednesday to involuntarily feed and hydrate Evgenii Ivanov, 41, who has been on a hunger strike at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility since Aug. 4. According tocourt documents, he has been refusing medical examinations and food, but the court papers filed by the government do not say why Ivanov began his strike.He’s missed at least 51 meals since his hunger strike began, court documents state, though he has been drinking water.A declaration from a physician indicates that Ivanov risks “severe physical injuries” as a result of the strike, including organ failure or death. In addition to force-feeding, the physician also recommended involuntary blood draws and other medical testing to ascertain his health.U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw granted the order, finding “there is a likelihood of irreparable harm” should steps not be taken to provide nutrition for Ivanov.Another hearing for motions on a preliminary injunction is set for Sept. 4. Ivanov’s next immigration court hearing is Sept. 27. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more