Physician-Hematology-Oncology

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Oct 08, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) invite applications for dynamic BE/BC Hematologist/Oncologists with a keen interest in teaching, clinical care, and clinical research to apply for clinician-educator track positions in the Hematology and Oncology section, Medical Service, and Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. The CVHCS is based in Richmond, Virginia and serves a diverse veteran population of 62,000.
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Responsibilities

The Hematologist/Oncologist can evaluate, diagnose, and provide treatment in an outpatient setting or in the form of inpatient consultative services to patients of all ages presenting with illnesses and disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues and/or malignant tumors. This includes: performing and interpreting peripheral blood smears, bone marrow aspirations and biopsy, administration of chemotherapeutic agents and biological response modifiers through all therapeutic routes, including intrathecal chemotherapy, the management and care of indwelling venous access catheters, cell pheresis, and therapeutic phlebotomy. Privileges also include admission, work up, diagnosis, and provision of treatment for patients in the Acute Care setting.

General duties include, but are not limited to:
  • The physician is responsible for providing consultation in Hematology-Oncology, both for diagnosis and treatment in the inpatient or outpatient settings.
  • The physician is expected to share attending call responsibilities with other Hematology-Oncology specialists in covering some nights, weekend and holiday calls. The physician will round with the team of fellow(s) and medical student(s) in regards to inpatient settings.
  • Clinical oversight is provided by the collaborating physician, section chief of Hematology-Oncology and the Chief of Medicine.
  • The physician, as a member of the department, communicates with other healthcare providers to manage consultations and additional services, as required.
  • Interventions such as thoracentesis, paracentesis, joint aspirations foley catheter placement, nasogastric tube placement as indicated.
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Administration of chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapies to treat cancer via oral, intrathecal, intraperitoneal, intrapleural, and other routes.
  • Manage and supervise therapeutic phlebotomy.
  • Collaborate with midlevel providers and physician colleagues with clear communication and documentation.
  • Performs the administrative components of patient care management, such as:
  • Participate in the educational programs for the section personnel as well as the medical staff.
  • Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care, both at the Section and facility level. Miscellaneous activities of the Medical Service inclusive, but not limited to special projects that help fulfill and/or enhance the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs as assigned by the Chief of Hematology/Oncology, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff and/or the CVHCS Executive Leadership.
  • Attend relevant patient care conference. There are about 7 patient care conference. Attendance in minimum 6 will be required a month.
  • Attend Hematology/Oncology team meetings.
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization.
  • Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
  • Attend Medicine Service monthly staff meetings and COS quarterly meetings as per bylaws.
  • Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
  • Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine or his Associate.
  • Participate in, and attend, CME activities and VA continuing educational activities.
  • The section is multifaceted with multiple physician-scientists, clinician-investigators, and clinician-educators.
  • The candidate will have a unique opportunity to be members of two cancer centers - McGuire Cancer Center (VA) and the Massey Cancer Center (VCU)
  • The medical center also serves as a hub-site for Lung Cancer Precision Oncology program and is also one of the funded sites for Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Cell-Genomics Consortium (VA4C).
Work Schedule: 7:45AM-4:30PM - Monday - Friday
Recruitment Incentive: Authorized
Relocation Incentive: Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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
  • Maintain Current BLS


Qualifications

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.

Basic Requirements:
  • 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.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Hematology/Oncology

NOTE: A preference will be given to those with a strong interest in Genitourinary or Gastrointestinal Cancers.

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 Hematologist/Oncologist can evaluate, diagnose, and provide treatment in an outpatient setting or in the form of inpatient consultative services to patients of all ages presenting with illnesses and disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues and/or malignant tumors. This includes: performing and interpreting peripheral blood smears, bone marrow aspirations and biopsy, administration of chemotherapeutic agents and biological response to modifiers through all therapeutic routes, including intrathecal chemotherapy, the management and care of indwelling venous access catheters, plasmapheresis, and therapeutic phlebotomy. Privileges also include admission, work up, diagnosis, and provision of treatment for patients in the Acute Care setting.

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 .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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