Physician (Regular Ft) - Endocrinologist
The endocrinologist is expert in history taking, physical examination, test interpretation, selected diagnostic procedures (fine needle aspiration of the thyroid and bone biopsy), patient counseling, differential diagnosis and medical therapeutics in the broad range of endocrine and metabolic disorders.The endocrinologist is also expert in the interactions of endocrine and metabolic processes with normal and disordered functions of the other organ systems. The incumbent is responsible to contribute to the achievement of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement, and patient satisfaction within the endocrinology service line and throughout the health care system. The incumbent is expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence. The practice of endocrinology is not delimited by the location in which a patient is seen and occurs in a broad variety of settings including clinics, emergency rooms, urgent care clinics and inpatient wards including intensive care units. As assigned by the Section Chief, clinical duties for this position will include:
1. Continuity outpatient clinics
2. Precepting residents and fellows in clinic
3. Inpatient endocrinology consult service attending
4. Creation and management of templates and order sets to facilitate non-face to face care (Consults, e-consultation).
5. Completion of endocrinology E-consults
7. Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imaging data, communicating results to patients, and implementing improved quality in systems delivery.
Teaching is an integral component of the activities of an endocrinology specialist at the VA southern Nevada Healthcare System. The incumbent will be expected to have outstanding teaching skills. Teaching will be conducted at the bedside and in clinics, as well as in didactic sessions with learners at all levels. Teaching is an important part of each patient encounter and should be a component of the documentation provided to patients (After visit Summaries) and to referring providers (clinic notes or e-Consults). Physicians are expected to engage in quality and safety activities, related to their sphere of work. Perform occasional peer reviews, professional performance evaluations
Work Schedule:8:00 am to 4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
- Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
- U.S. Citizenship; 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
Conditions of Employment
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
- 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.
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:The position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of up to or beyond 10 to 12 hours each day.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.
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