This position works in conjunction with the SCI Medical Director (PM&R), Registered Nurse and Social Worker to provide healthcare services to our SCI patients. Duties for the Physician position will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Providing primary care medical services/procedures to examine, diagnose, and treat patients with SCI and other neuromuscular disorders.
- Assess the health status of patients through physical exam and history status.
- Order labs and other tests as appropriate to evaluate patient's health status.
- Reviewing and interpreting laboratory tests and taking appropriate action.
- Formulating and recording diagnostic impressions.
- Managing chronic medical problems/conditions.
- Entering orders into CPRS for medications, consults, testing, etc.
- Promoting preventive and health maintenance care.
- Entering progress notes in an electronic patient records system in a timely, accurate, and appropriate manner.
- Meet with the patient and family to identify mutual goals and learning needs and then develops plans of care to meet those goals and needs.
- Meets with the interdisciplinary team weekly to discuss patients' status and progress toward his/her goals.
- Consulting with SCI Medical Director, as appropriate, regarding SCI and rehabilitation specific care of patients.
- Completion of all FPPE/OPPE credentialing for other providers.
Work Schedule: Part-time with tour of duty being Monday - Friday, 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Hours may vary from 20 hours to 32 hours per week, depending on needs of the Service.
This is a Bargaining unit position.Basic Requirements:
- Citizenship: Citizenof the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
- Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by theCommission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Associationfor the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
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.
- Licensure and Registration: 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.
- Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (Note: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for facility status.) Approved residencies are:
- (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
- (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
- English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
- Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
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:?, Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with bio hazardous materials.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(Application VA Form 10-2850 )
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.
All applicants must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrist and Optometrist
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
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 1944014.
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.