This position is located in the Specialty Care Service at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The physician will report directly to the Associate Chief of Staff of Specialty Care. Major duties include but are not limited to:
* Conduct physical examinations and treatment, coordination of medical care with primary care providers, other subspecialists, social workers, data managers, pharmacists, dietitians, nursing, and other personnel as a leader of a multidisciplinary team.
* Utilize telemedicine to provide care to outer Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs)
* Ensures that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner.
* Evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients to include but notlimited to those with acute and chronic renal disease, hemodialysis and renal transplant patients.
* Perform procedures related to hemodialysis and management of renal patients.
* Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease.
* Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.
* Provide resident and/or trainee supervision, as necessary and/or appropriate.
* Work collaboratively with other specialists and Primary Care PACT teams to ensure patients receive continuous quality care and to provide nephrology training as requested.
* Will be required to travel to Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located within VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. Schedule will be based on identified Veteran needs. Locations may include but not limited to Maui, Kauai, Hilo, Kona, Guam, and American Samoa.
* Other duties as assigned by Chief ofMedicine and/or Associate Chief of Staff for Specialty Care and/or Chief of Staff.
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, extended hours on Tuesdays to 6:00 pm, occasional Saturday clinic
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
* U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine obtained from a school approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
* Possess a 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.
*Meet the physical standards - VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
*Subject to drug testing.
*Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402 (d).
Preferred Experience: Management highly desires board certification in Nephrology.
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:?, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying, under 15 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; standing (4 hours); both legs required; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); disinfecting wipes; hand sanitizer; travel throughout Pacific Rim. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850, Application For Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1972493.
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.