This Job Announcement is a standing register - Applicant referrals will be made every Friday starting on 11:59 PM (EST)April 14, 2017. Selection may be made at any time during the open period of this announcement.
The Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) is the designated responsible physician who is physically present in an inpatient facility during periods when the regular medical staff is not on duty. These periods generally include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, but coverage may be required in other special circumstances. The MOD will provide the full range of medical care to acutely ill patients, sub-acute hospitalized patients, urgent care and palliative care patients. The position will require flexibility in order to ensure coverage of all patients. The MOD will provide acute disease and chronic disease management, along with preventative care services in primarily an inpatient and urgent care clinic settings. Prevention of disease, early detection of disease, and disease management in patients will be performed in a patient-centric and team- based model of care delivery. Coordination of care with primary care, specialty care and Other members of the patient's care team are critical to ensure optimum health and the delivery of efficient care; smooth transfer of patient care between the lntra-facility and inter-facility levels of care, including local hospital transfer proper patient education and maximal patient satisfaction. Preferred Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Emergency Medicine. The duties of the MOD include, but are not limited to:
* Provides medical services to Veterans on an inpatient basis and an outpatient basis in the Urgent Care Clinic. Inpatient provision of care includes medical ward patients.
* Participates in the provision of Pain Management, Mental Health, and End of Life Care to Veterans as required.
* Participates in the use of clinical practice guidelines, provision of standard of care to patients, and meeting relevant performance measures as mandated by Veterans Health Administration.
* Reports quality of care issues promptly through established mechanisms.
Work Schedule: Various shifts, 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, weekend shift 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (Compressed tours, may be required to work some evenings and weekends)
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Medical Officer of the Day) /VM-0602-00
* Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
* Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
o Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
o Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
o For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
* Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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 Training. Physicians must have completed 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. Approved residencies are:
o Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
o Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
* English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS:
Staff Physician. None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attending who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
PLEASE 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. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation from the following web site: 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.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.
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.
Physical Requirements:?, Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. This could include moving objects such as pieces of equipment and assistance in moving clients.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the day the referral list is pulled for consideration, by the closing date ofFriday, June 30, 2017or by 11:59 PM (EST) on the date an applicant has been chosen, if closed earlier than Friday, June 30, 2017, to receive consideration.
It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to verify that information in your resume and supporting documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible and accurate. You may do so by reviewing your Application Status in USAJOBS, ensuring you have successful fax transmission (if applicable), etc.
The following documents are required. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a finding of "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this opportunity.
1. Your Resume and/or C.V. This must include information including:
a. Experience: starting and ending dates of experience (month and year), hours worked per week and salary information).
b. Education: name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned. (If selected, official transcripts are required)
c. Licenses and/or certificates earned (including the state earned in).
2. Online Assessment Questionnaire (Occupational Questionnaire). Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete this questionnaire. (If you are unable to complete this online see "How to apply section - If you cannot apply online" of this job announcement).
NOTE: Other documents may apply:
VA Form 10-2850: Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or required documentation related to their Veterans' preference claim. Submitted DD214(s) must show active duty service dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If your DD214 is not yet available because you have not yet separated from service, you must submit official documentation detailing your service and impending date of separation.
Disabled Veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit the required documentation as listed on the SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" (example, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that the Veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more). For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application. You will not be contacted for additional information.