Physician (Cardio Thoracic Surgeon)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Columbia, Missouri
Posted
Apr 13, 2020
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Ref
2038247
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
  • Duties include, but not limited to the following:
  • Provides care of Veteran patients in the Thoracic Surgery Service;
  • Develops clinical, educational, and research programs for the service in meeting measured performance objectives, cross-service coordination, and in affiliation with the University of Missouri, Columbia MO.
  • Ensures quality assurances of the service and the delivery of healthcare by participating in service, careline, and institutional peer reviews; gathering and responding to reports of contact, incident reports, signed statements, and customer service complaints; and, participating in root cause analyses;
  • Participates in various committees, including surgical operations and peer review committees, morbidity and mortality and other required Careline and institutional assigned committees;
  • Plans and carries out the procedures necessary to complete the work assignment and handles problems and corrects errors in accordance with established protocols or accepted guidelines and clinical and surgical research practices.
  • examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical conditions;
  • carrying out specific procedures as appropriately credentialed
  • making notes, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other health care professionals;
  • working with other doctors as part of a team, either in the same department, or within other specialties;
  • liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to ensure quality treatment;
  • promoting health education
Work Schedule:Compressed Tour (4 days 6:30am to 5:00pm)
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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    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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020.
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 eligible/certified in and Thoracic Surgery

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:This is a direct patient care position and may require long hours of standing, walking, stooping, bending, lifting and positioning patients for examinations. There may also be extended periods of time sitting at a computer entering patient data.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.

Benefits

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