Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Provides quality patient-centered care to both inpatients and outpatients for adults age 18-65 and older adults age 65+ within the surgical services urology department.
- Facilitate the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professionals, medical center staff, and management.
- Participates in multidisciplinary activities involving the treatment plan and discharge plans of patients.
- Systematically evaluates patient care programs in all Surgical Services/Urology venues.
- Exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and finding from research and studies.
- Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education, both formal and informal.
- Demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating urologic disorders in multi-symptomatic patients when clinical assignments so dictate.
- Demonstrates skill in implementation of clinical practice guidelines and protocols for patients with complex medical care needs.
- Documents and rates administrative and clinical information in a thorough and accurate manner in the electronic medical record.
- Utilizes problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance.
- Plans implements, and evaluates care based on age specific requirements of the patient.
- Develops the initial plan of care and updates the plan, serving as a resource person to less experienced staff, and acts as a leader in developing urology standards of care.
- Makes decisions based on professional standards.
- Assesses veterans by utilizing advanced clinical judgment and physical assessment skills.
- Identifies acute/non-acute/chronic health problems.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory 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.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/19/2020
- United States Citizenship:Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Education: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.
- Licensure: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.
- Residency: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.
- English: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:This position requires light to moderate lifting (under 15 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs. and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (2 hours); kneeling (.5 hours); repeated bending (1 hour); both legs required; operation of motor vehicle; some lifting in the direct care of patients; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others and working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work.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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