The Medicine Division at the Salisbury VA Healthcare System in North Carolina is seeking a full-time physician with training, interest, and expertise in Rheumatology to function as Section Chief of the Rheumatology Department. The ideal candidate may be board certified/eligible in Rheumatology.
The physician specialist is to join a multidisciplinary medicine program providing complex inpatient and outpatient care. The incumbent should have leadership skills and motivation to provide oversight of administrative operations, clinical care, and teaching with responsibilities that include the supervision of fellows from Wake Forest University Rheumatology Fellowship Program. The program manages patients with broad spectrum of connective tissue diseases with access to outpatient IV infusion center. The Rheumatology program is highly focused on outcomes and strongly encourages research activity. There are opportunities for leadership in the area of clinical trials.
The Section Chief of Rheumatology has a broad range of authority with the responsibility for setting the direction of the inpatient medical programs, direction and supervision of the Rheumatology staff, maintaining professional standards, maintaining quality control standards, and participating in provider patient care and consultation. The incumbent serves as clinical authority for professional, licensed, and certified hospitalist staff. The incumbent must demonstrate skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives including ensuring that high quality care is provided. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing, monitoring, and implementing clinical practice standards, policies and procedures for Rheumatologists and oversight of the quality assurance process. The Section Chief of Rheumatology will report to the Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine.
Candidates will have academic appointment with Wake Forest University commensurate on the level of experience and interest.
Work Schedule:Will vary and can be discussed during the recruitment process.
Functional Statement Title/#: Section chief Rheumatology - Scope of Practice
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: The ideal candidatemay be board certified/eligible in Rheumatology.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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 work requires some walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying light items such as paper, books, and charts. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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