Nephrologist

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Loma Linda, California
Posted
Dec 07, 2018
Closes
Jan 12, 2019
Ref
1965322
Specialty
Nephrology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Loma Linda, California is an attractive and thriving urban city, located in Southern California. Loma Linda is known as a health-conscious, active community with a small-town atmosphere. The city and its surrounding communities host a variety of dining and shopping experiences, such as local farmer's markets, etc. In addition, the communities offer excellent school options from Elementary to University programs.

Responsibilities

The Nephrology section at VA Loma Linda is expanding and seeking a clinician-educator to join a collegial group of Nephrologists committed to providing outstanding patient care and education of housestaff and fellows in our fully-accredited ACGME training programs. We care for one of the largest and most diverse populations of CKD, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplant patients in the VA. Responsibilities will include the full scope of Nephrology practice in addition to attending on the inpatient Medicine ward, supervising resident physicians. Night and weekend calls, including fellow supervision, are shared equally between Nephrologists. Experience and interest in managing patients with kidney transplant and patients receiving home modalities of dialysis is strongly preferred. Additionally, completion of advanced training in epidemiology or biostatistics with experience in research methodology and working with large databases is highly desirable.

VA Loma Linda is affiliated with the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and faculty appointment commensurate with level of experience and achievement is expected. We also have strong collaborative relationships with the Division of Nephrology at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information

Work Schedule: Regular work schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • 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 certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board-certification or eligibility in Nephrology is desired and continued certification in Internal Medicine strongly preferred. 

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); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.); Straight Pulling, Pushing, reaching above shoulder, Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing aid (permitted).

Education

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, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

  • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
  • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
  • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
  • VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
  • Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
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