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Nephrologist, Hospitalist (M67402) - Richmond, VA, USA

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Nephrologist, Hospitalist - Department of Internal Medicine (M67402)

Nephrologist, Hospitalist (M67402)

VCU Health, Richmond, VA

Seeking a Nephrologist to join our team!  At VCU Health we are leaders in the care of patients and the training of learners in internal medicine through:

  • High-quality, evidence-based, efficient, and patient-centered patient care
  • Thorough and responsive medicine consultation and co-management of non-medicine patients
  • Exemplary teaching and mentoring of Internal Medicine medical students, and other learners
  • Scholarship inspired by the challenges of inpatient and outpatient care that seeks to overcome these challenges
  • The pursuit of excellence of clinicians, educators, scholars, and leaders

Chief Purpose of this position:  The Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Nephrology and Hospital Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University seek a Nephrologist/Hospitalist physician to contribute to and enhance the educational and clinical activities of the divisions of Nephrology and Hospital Medicine by providing compassionate, efficient, high quality consultative patient care in outpatient and inpatient settings and support the research goals of the divisions and department.

Position Responsibilities: 

Teaching – Teach fellows, residents and medical students using adult teaching methods that enhance and encourage active learning and ongoing professional development.  Faculty are expected to learn about and apply contemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-based practice and demonstrate effective teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher for learners at all levels.  In addition, faculty may participate in other learning activities such as Foundations of Clinical Medicine, resident didactic series, Grand Rounds, morning report, noon conference, and other formal educational programs for undergraduate and post-graduate learners.

Research – Faculty have opportunities to participate in clinical and administrative research, according to skills, interest, and funding.  Research opportunities may include performance improvement initiatives or formal extramurally funded investigations.  Participation may be as principal investigator or co-investigator.  In order to advance in rank, faculty are expected to develop an area of expertise and achieve recognition of this expertise.

Service – Faculty are expected to work with institutional staff and administration to attain the strategic objectives of VCU Health System, including patient safety, patient  satisfaction, maintenance and enhancement of public perception, and fiscal health.  Faculty have numerous opportunities to engage in committee work and lead health system efforts to enhance quality.

Clinical –


  • Provide excellent patient care in transplant and general nephrology and focused areas of interest and experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Actively participate in management of patients on Nephrology consult service. Join colleagues in assuring service coverage 24/7/365.


  • Admit patients to the inpatient setting for worsening medical conditions.  Provide ongoing inpatient care to patients with a variety of medical illnesses.  Discharge patients from the inpatient setting to other settings of care or to their home environments.  Faculty assure service coverage 24-hours a day, every day of the year.

Other (for instance administrative duties, etc.): Faculty should comply in a timely manner with all institutional policies for professional work including credentialing, documentation, billing and work effectively with other members of the extended interprofessional team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Board certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  • Completion of accredited fellowship in General Nephrology
  • Direct experience managing complex inpatients and outpatients, a solid understanding of the hospitalist role and function, and an interest in academic work including teaching, professional development, and quality improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and effectively communicate in both verbal and written formats
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated achievement as an educator, scholar, clinician, and/or leader

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.


About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond  is centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic region along the East Coast. With easy access to Washington D.C., the Atlantic Ocean, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this River City is consistently top ranked for its rich history, charm, lower cost of living, outdoor adventure, trendy restaurants, breweries, wineries, upscale shopping, and world class museums.

With the James River flowing through the heart of City and the mild climate, Richmonders take full advantage of the area’s events, public gardens, festivals, and athletic activities. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture and entertainment. Among the numerous historical landmarks, you will also find beautiful theaters, concert venues,  ballet, museums including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond Children’s Museum, Science Museum of Virginia, and the Richmond International Raceway, to name a few.

Richmond has something for everyone. It’s family friendly, dog friendly, and there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you want to live downtown, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Forest Hill, The Fan, or the suburbs of the West End or Chesterfield County, each Richmond neighborhood is unique making it an attractively-sized and very livable city.

About VCU Health

Welcome to VCU Health l MCV Physicians , the medical practice of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. As part of VCU’s School of Medicine, our physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians, and conduct important research. VCU’s Massey Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Health is the region’s full-service children’s hospital.

We are over 900 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center — Richmond, VA – the region’s comprehensive Level 1 Trauma Center, verified in adult, pediatric, and burn trauma care. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research.

Our physician-driven, patient-centered care model reflects the values and vision of an outstanding integrated academic practice.

VCU Health has consistently ranked high in U.S. News & World Report’s  Best Hospitals study in the state and metro Richmond area. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU continues to expand inpatient and outpatient services, as well as the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children, opened in 2018, serving as a beacon of hope for families seeking mental health services. We are proud that VCU Health has twice achieved Magnet® designation.  We are honored to be recognized by  Working Mother  magazine’s “100 Best” for work/life balance and integration. Since 2006, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce has consistently named VCU Health an Area Employer of Choice. You won’t find a more appreciative organization to work for, nor better people to work with.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban university with over 32,000 students located in Richmond, Virginia, two hours south of Washington D.C. As one of the nation’s top research universities it attracts more than $255 million a year in sponsored research funding. Twenty-seven VCU graduate and professional programs rank among the best in the nation in US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Employer: VCU Health - MCV Physicians
Location: Richmond, VA, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Nephrology
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