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ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: MD-583-12-696245-SSVACANCY ID: 696245POSITION TITLE: Staff Physician (Oncology)GS-0602-15/15
DUTIES:NOTE: Tour of Duty is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with weekend/night/holiday coverageNOTE: Salary is to commensurate with experience.NOTE: Recruitment and/or relocation incentive of up to 25% may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.Duties and Responsibilities:The Medicine Service provides care in multiple settings: inpatient medicine units, intensive care units (ICUs), outpatient primary care and specialty clinics, and the Emergency Department (ED). Oncology physicians assigned to the hematology consult service provide acute evaluation and care for inpatients on the wards, in the ICUs, and in the ED. Oncology physicians assigned to the outpatient specialty oncology clinic provide evaluation, consultation, and direct care for outpatients in that setting. Oncology physicians are able to perform all services required in the subspecialty practice of oncology in the context of the VA system and their clinical privileges. They are to document appropriately in the electronic medical record. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Application of accepted protocols for assessment of individual patients presenting with various oncologic conditions and illnesses according to accepted community and VA standards, including, but not limited to: malignancies of the lung, breast, prostate, colon, rectum, liver, head and neck, skin, pancreaticobiliary system,and esophagus. Staff Oncology physicians are ultimately responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Oncology care delivered to their assigned patients. Staff Oncology physicians provide care to patients and/or assist fellows, residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners in the proper evaluation and treatment of the patient, as well as actively participate in corrective actions when complications occur related to indicated oncologic interventions/procedures. Staff Oncology physicians directly assess hospitalized ward and ICU patients for changes in oncologic conditions. Staff oncology physicians will also assess (in a timely manner) and recommend treatment for medicine ward patients they are consulted to evaluate for various oncologic disease states. He/she will also assess (in a timely manner) and recommend treatment for primary care patients that are referred to them in specialty clinic setting regarding various oncologic conditions/disease states. The assessment and treatment recommendations should be clearly communicated to the consulting physician/practitioner in either e-Consult or CPRS note template format.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Pre-employment Physical Exam and Background Investigation Required
- Board Certification or Board Eligibility
Candidate should be a Board Certified/Board Eligible in Oncology Medicine for a position in the Oncology Section of Medicine Service, as well as eligible for faculty appointment at Indiana University School of Medicine. Position requires recent practice in full range of Oncology Medicine.a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) b. Education. 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 (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. c. Licensure and Registration (1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
- Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
- Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
- Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one ortwo year probationary period.
- 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you arequalified for this job,your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.You will receive notification of your qualification determination within 30 days of the closing date of the job announcement. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsiderationwill not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package.We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
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