Position Overview: Staff Physician (Dermatologist) AD-0602-15, Part-time 0.5 FTEE: Core privileges include full privileges to do comprehensive examinations, consultations diagnosis, and treatment of dermatological disease. Physician reports directly to the clinic Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Board certification by the appropriate American Board for his/her specialty is preferred. Staff Physicians appointed to direct patient care must be proficient in spoken and written English and must meet all requirements for the position. Qualified applicants must have completed an accredited residency or fellowship and incumbents must hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state.
Duties of the position may include but are not limited to the following skills and procedures:
* Aspiration, incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses and lesions.
* Collection, reading and interpretations of KOH, Tzanck smears, gram stains, hair preps, and mite preps.
* Cyro-surgery of benign, premalignant and malignant skin lesions.
* Destruction by chemical means (topical chemotherapy) of skin lesions (including peels).
* Destruction by surgical means (such as curettage, electro-surgery, etc.) of benign and premalignant skin lesions.
* Destruction by surgical means (such as curettage, electro-surgery, etc) of malignant skin lesions.
* Excision of benign skin lesions (including small tattoos).
* Excision of malignant lesions, simple and complex (including flaps, plastics and grafts of small and medium size areas).
* Injections (dermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, or IV).
* Injection of small varicose veins.
* Intralesional medication injections of cutaneous lesions.
* Nail surgery.
* Patch testing (including photopatch).
* Skin biopsies (shaves, punches, incisional and excisional).
* Ultraviolet light treatment (phototherapy) for skin conditions.
Work Schedule: Part-Time, Monday - Friday varied shifts between8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (20 hour work week/40 hours per pay period).
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.).
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:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) 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
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Licensure and Registration
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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
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. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
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 of any VA Medical Center nationwide.
Physical Requirements. There are no physical requirements for providers. They must only be able to practice medicine according to their privileges, in a manner that presents no danger to themselves or others. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019).
Attention: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
Work Schedule: Part-Time, Monday - Friday,varied shifts between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,(20 hour work week/40 hours per pay period).
A complete application package will include the applicable (REQUIRED) documents:
1. (REQUIRED) Resume' or CV must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, i.e., May 2009 to Aug 2013, Nov 2011 to Present, etc... and average hours worked per week, i.e. 40 hours per week, 32 hours per week, 20 hours per week, etc..
2. Latest Performance Appraisal or Proficiency. This form is preferred but not required.
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1908326.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.