The incumbent physician will provide comprehensive patient care in the form of consultative inpatient care at the Charles George VA Medical Center located in Asheville, N.C. The incumbent will manage patients with ongoing medical conditions both in the acute care and intensive care inpatient settings,in collaboration with other services of the CGVAMC. The incumbent is accountable to the Chief of Hospital Medicine section assuring the most effective delivery of care in services within Medical Service.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
* Interviews, examines, selects diagnostic testing appropriately, and interprets/collates results to coordinate patient care at all points in the process from admission to discharge.
* Communicates and documents with clarity to patients and medical personnel to coordinate patient care.
* Midlevel coordination within Hospitalist section.
* Procedural skills may include arterial puncture, EKG interpretation, Arthrocentesis, Foley catheter insertion, abdominal paracentesis, venipuncture, nasogastric tube insertion, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, intra-arterial line and central venous line placement and endotracheal intubation.
* Shares after hour call responsibilities with section physicians in rotation.
* Consultative input to other service lines in inpatient care.
* Participate in Committee Structure.
* Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization
* Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
* Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rule and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
Work Schedule: Rotating shifts to include nights, days, weekends and holidays: tours will be discussed during the interview process. Those who want exclusively night tours are welcome to apply.
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.
Preferred Experience: Current BLS REQUIRED/ACLS desirable.
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:?, Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* CV or Resume (required).
* Online Occupational Questionnaire (required).
* VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists& Chiropractors. (required)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants.
* Cover Letter
* SF 50 (Most current NON-award if current Federal Employee)
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. (REQUIRED if claiming VP)
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.
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 1977597.
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.