This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. The Nephrologist works within the Nephrology Section of Medical Service at the VA New Jersey Health Care System The physician is responsible for providing inpatient Nephrology consults and follow-up, outpatient Nephrology consults and follow-up, and evaluation of patients with a variety of Nephrology related conditions. Responsibilities will include patient care in the full scope of Nephrology, as well as trainee supervision and education. As an academic nephrologist, the incumbent will be an active participant in the teaching program and will be responsible for fostering the academic careers of trainees. Completion of training and demonstrated interests in clinical research or healthcare quality assurance are highly desirable. Some of the functions performed by the Nephrologist include, but are not limited to, the following: - Functions as the expert for patient care related to acute, chronic, and end-stage kidney disease, and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders. - Develops treatment plans, including but not limited to dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and continuous renal replacement therapy). - Rounds on hospitalized patients, serves as Attending in clinics, writes prescription medications, writes requests for consultative services, provides diet instructions, and makes other physician-driven or exclusive decisions. - Provides evaluations and treatment recommendations, including acute dialysis orders for hospitalized patients. - Reviews and examines all patients with the fellows and trainees. - Provides clinical supervision of the residency fellowship program. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm and Rotational On Call Preferred Experience - Completion of an accredited renal fellowship. Board certification in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. The successful candidate must be able to obtain a faculty appointment with our affiliate medical school. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes EDRP Authorized: Contact Christine McMahon at Christine.McMahon@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance
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