The Extended Care and Rehabilitation Hospice and Palliative Care Physician will practice within their scope of practice in accordance with their credentialing and privileging. Duties may include,but are notlimited to:
- Oversee daily operations, and provide clinical, programmatic and administrative leadership to the Hospice and Palliative Care service.
- Provide physician services, clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans consistent with hospice and palliative care philosophy.
- Provide inpatient and outpatient consultation services in hospice and palliative care. Be an active participant and facilitate clarification andthe developmentof patient and family goals of care.
- Improve access to Hospice and Palliative care as experienced by patients, their families and providers. Amplify the awareness of the concepts, role and availability of Hospice and Palliative Care services among ambulatory, home-based, specialty and acute care clinicians. Facilitate access to appropriate supportive care services
- Consult with attending staff as requested so that symptom management for patients is effectively and expeditiously accomplished.
- Apprise the Hospice and Palliative Care team of medical care and practice standards
- Plan and direct educational experience for medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to Hospice and Palliative Care.
- Provide counsel to the Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service Line leadership regarding process improvement, program development, and policy decisions related to Hospice and Palliative Care service.
- Train ambulatory, specialty and acute care clinicians to provide basic palliative care through improvements in service delivery policies, procedures and interfaces. Develop and provide education to Iowa City staff and coworkers.
- Full and appropriate documentation of patients care services to support professional billing for these services.
- Weekly participation in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases, and to establish appropriate plan of care.
- Participation in on-call coverage for Palliative Care/EC&R Programs.
- Develop responsive and productive training partnership with the local academic affiliates (including enhancing Hospice and Palliative Care service partnership with the Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship training program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics).
- Pursue opportunities for partnering with other specialties, including Community Living Center, Geriatric, Home-Based Primary Care, Spinal Cord Injury, ALS, Pulmonology, Surgery and Oncology within the facility.
- Be involved in analysis of data leading to the development of new initiatives, programs, hospital policies and protocols for the improvement of quality of Hospice and Palliative care. Analyze workload data and work with teams to maximize productivity.
- Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Primarily clinical administrative , Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Hospice/Palliative Care Director)/000000Basic Requirements:
Preferred Experience: Physicians that areboard certified or board eligible in Hospice/Palliative Care are preferred and mustmaintain professional competency as indicated in their delineation of privileges. All physicians must maintain current BLS certification, and ACLS certification if indicated per medical center policies.
- 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.
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. Physical Requirements:?, Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); Light and moderate lifting (up to 44 lbs.) light to moderate carrying (up to 44 lbs); straight pulling and pushing, reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1811843.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.