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Medical Specialty
Degree Required
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Visa Sponsorship

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*Unique Opportunity In The US Virgin Islands, Internal Medicine

Escape to the Caribbean! We are looking for IM coverage July 18 – August 2, including travel days, on the beautiful US Virgin Island of St. Croix. Your roundtrip airfare, rental car on the island, lodging, malpractice insurance and temporary USVI medical license will be provided. You will earn at least $8400 per week and will be compensated by the hospital directly. Your temporary license is good for 90 days and additional dates will be available. We expect these dates to fill quickly so act fast. I need your CV and details about anything that’s on your NPDB profile to be considered for the position. An active US medical license and board certification or eligibility in IM is required.

If you are interested but these dates do not work for you, please email your CV and direct email address to: Marc@ilrhealth.com to be added to our first responders list.

Position details –

The Medicine service schedules 2 physicians on call per week from Monday 8am to the following Monday 8am. Usually 7 days on service followed by 7 days off service. Locum physicians however, may be scheduled for up to 2 weeks based on availability. During the on-call week, physicians take call for admissions and consultations every other day (24hrs). The physician is responsible for daily rounds on assigned inpatients during the week, including documenting History and Physicals, daily progress notes electronically with updated care plans and communication with patients, families, consultants, nurses, case managers, and appropriate ancillary services. The average inpatient load is 10-20 daily. All transfers and discharge summaries should be timely documented. Daily orders are to be clearly written in patients’ charts. There is no nocturnist coverage, so nursing calls on inpatients overnight are also the responsibility of the assigned physician. All orders given via telephone must be co-signed, timed and dated within 24hrs. Verbal orders are not generally accepted unless there is an emergency. At the end of the rotation, the physician is responsible for creating a typed sign out list assigning all inpatients to the upcoming on call physicians for the following week. Verbal communication with the upcoming physician is encouraged.

We generally transfer patients off-island for emergency services NOT available including:
Other services not available on St. Croix include:
Interventional Radiology
Infectious Disease
Speech Therapy
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Nursing Homes

Available consulting services include:
General Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology (intermittent), Gastroenterology ICU/ Critical Care (sporadic),Hematology/Oncology Nephrology Interventional Nephrology Physical Therapy General Surgery
ENT (intermittent)
Podiatry (Intermittent)

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