Physician, Extended Care & RehabilitationSummary You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. If you are a new Federal Employee or a transfer from another Federal agency, Education Debt Reduction Program funding may be authorized for the health professional education that was required of the position. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Recruitment Incentive: A recruitment incentive may be authorized. This is an "Open and Continuous" announcement. Applicants will be reviewed for all required documentation and referred every two weeks until the vacancy is filled. Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities Extended Care & Rehabilitation (EC&R) Physician Duties: · Recruiting a full-time, fully licensed and credentialed Physician, for the provision of patient care and treatment within a 225 bed Community Living Center (CLC) and outpatient Geriatrics & Extended Care programs · The EC&R Physician is responsible for determining the medical status, severity of problems, level of treatment, prognosis and required services to meet CLC resident care needs · The EC&R Physician ensures VA medical center policies are followed in the care of all Veterans · Provide consultation to the EC&R (CLC) nurse practitioners and nurse managers · Participate in the creation of policies, procedures, and guidelines for clinical care, treatment, and services · Awareness and understanding of policies and programs of public health agencies that affect CLC resident care programs · Participate in CLC resident rounds to identify actual and potential medical issues impacting care · The position may/will include providing oversight and support for the co-located Hospice & Palliative Care (HPC), Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Team (GeriPACT) and/or Geriatric Evaluation & Management (GEM) clinics based on the qualifications or experience of the applicant and the needs of the department · Provide oversight and support for Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) · Provide patient-centric assessments and management of complex and vulnerable, mostly but not exclusively, elderly individuals · Work as a coordinated unit with care team members, including but not limited to, nurses, social workers, clinical pharmacists, dieticians, chaplains, mental health and rehabilitation professionals · Support the goals and mission of Geriatrics and Extended Care, to halt or slow progression of functional decline, along with individual care goals · Provide Veteran consultative care services regarding end of life care decisions and management, including assessment/treatment, formulation of a comprehensive pain management plan, collaboration and communication with subspecialists (i.e. oncology), home hospice referral, and working within an interdisciplinary team. Work Schedule: Administrative Days Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to…U.S. Citizenship required or candidates must have proper authorization to work in the United States Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job family (Series) 0602 Medical Officer Similar jobsPhysicians, All OtherRequirements HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust pass pre-employment examination.Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.Background and/or Security Investigation required.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.Must be proficient in written and spoken English.Full, unrestricted license, certification, or registration required. Physical Requirements: Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical. QualificationsBasic Requirements:
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.Board certified/board eligible preferred.
Preferred Experience: Citizen of the United States or a noncitizen who has been accorded permanent resident alien status in the United States; must have a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory or Commonwealth Ii.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted license; full, active and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia; board certified/board eligible preferred must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Education Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Physician
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