This announcement establishes a standing register of eligible applicants to be considered for permanent full-time appointments. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on 11:59 PM (EST)August 11, 2017 and then again every Friday at 11:59 PM (EST) until the closing date of Friday, August 25, 2017.
The Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) Physician will provide the full range of medical care to acutely ill patients in an urgent care setting. Occasionally the UCC Physician may be required to perform services in the inpatient setting based upon the needs of the medical center. Evaluation and assessment of patients followed by evidenced-based treatment and interdisciplinary care will be performed in a safe, patient-centric and team-based model of care delivery. Coordination of care with primary care, specialty care. mental health and other members of the patient's care team is considered an essential component of this position in order to ensure optimum patient health and the delivery of quality and efficient care; proper patient education; and maximal patient satisfaction.
*Provides medical services to Veterans on an outpatient (UCC) basis, and on inpatient basis when requested by supervisor. Inpatient provision of care includes medical ward patients.
* Maintains timely and complete patient medical records that meet Compliance Program and The Joint Commission requirements.
* Participates in the use of clinical practice guidelines, provision of standard of care to patients, and meeting relevant performance measures as mandated by VHA (Veterans Health Administration).
* Communicates with other healthcare providers, as necessary, to ensure the timely access and continuity of care to Veterans.
* Acts as the consultant for other physicians and mid-level providers for urgent/acute conditions that may arise in primary care and medicine clinics.
* Represents the Urgent Care and Medical Services staff at appropriate facility-level steering, committee, and board assemblies.
Work Schedule: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM (May be required to work some evenings, dayshift, weekends, and holidays)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available.
Telework: Not available .
Virtual: Not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Physician Urgent Care
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Citizenship of the United States.
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 residency trainingor its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: At least 5 years Urgent Care or Emergency Room experience. Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and/or Emergency Medicine. VA Experience and/or experience in Acute Care as a Hospitalist is desired.
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.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.
a)Reaching: frequent extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, including retrieval of needed equipment and supplies.
b)Standing: frequently requires the maintenance of an upright position.
c)Walking: frequent moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
d)Lifting: occasional raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
e)Fingers/hands: constant writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands.
f)Talking: constant expression of ideas by means of the spoken word.
g)Hearing: constant perception of sounds at normal range.
h)Repetitive motions: constant substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
i)Vision: constant ability to see near and far, requires depth perception and the ability to distinguish between basic colors and shades of colors.
j)Balancing: constant maintenance of equilibrium.
k) Bending: frequent bending of the body downward and forward.
l)Kneeling: occasional bending of legs at knee.
m) Crouching: occasional bending of the body downward and forward.
n)Pushing: occasional use of the upper extremities, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
o)Pulling: occasional use of the upper extremities, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
p) Grasping: frequently requires the application of pressure.
q) Feeling: frequently requires the perception of attributes of objects.
r)Sitting: frequently requires the maintenance of a seated position.
s)Carrying: occasionally requires the use of upper extremities.
t)Tasting/smelling: occasional exposure to smells that may be strong in nature.
u)Climbing: occasionally requires moving from one place to another on foot.
v)Crawling: occasionally requires bending the body downward.
w) Reflex: Constant ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the day the referral list is pulled for consideration, by the closing date ofFriday, August 25, 2017or by 11:59 PM (EST) on the date an applicant has been chosen, if closed earlier than Friday, August 25, 2017, to receive consideration.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
§ Resume or C.V. This must include information including:
* Education& Residency: including name and location of college or intuition, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned and/or a copy of your college transcripts.
* Licenses and/or certificates earned or a copy of your license.
§ If you are a current Aleda E. Lutz Employee: You must submit a copy ofyour most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF50), this cannot be an awardSF50.
§ Occupational Questionnaire. Online assessment or by faxing the 1203-FX form.
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s):
Please use this checklist to ensure you have includedadditional documents for your application.
If you are not able to apply online or unable to upload 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 1990630.
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.