Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 3, 2019
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be
reviewed bi-weekly. First review will be June 13, 2019.Note: Only
education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions
may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your
education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using
foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send
a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order
to receive credit for that education. For further information,
CLC (a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in a long-term
care setting) includes rehabilitation, skilled care, long term care
and hospice. The incumbent will be expected to perform clinical
care of patients with multiple complex health problems in a
long-term care setting. The individual must be able to work
collaboratively with other health care disciplines. The physician
will address the quality of life of patients and their families
facing serious illness, thorough the prevention, assessment, and
treatment of pain and other physical, psychological, and spiritual
difficulties. Major duties will include, but are not limited
- Assessing Veterans by utilizing advanced clinical judgment and
physical assessment skills;
- Identifying acute/non-acute chronic health problems;
- Ordering and evaluating appropriate diagnostic tests;
- Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for patient chronic
- Conducting appropriate preventative screens and diagnostic
- Sharing decision making with Veterans in medical
- Facilitating clear goals of care to patients and their families
- Ensuring access to appropriate supportive care services;
- Weekly participation in interdisciplinary team meetings to
review active cases; and,
- Performance of other duties as assigned.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board eligible or board certified in
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), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light
carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above
shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours,
standing 8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1
to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in
the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional
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