Physician (Palliative Care)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2019
Education and length of practice will be considered through a
formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable
salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).
Recruiting for a full time Palliative Care physician for the Harry
S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, Missouri within
the Primary Care Service line. Board eligible or board
certification in Palliative Care is preferredNote: 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,
a palliative care physician, this provider's primary responsibility
will be to work with patients and their families to identify,
control and alleviate physical, and emotional discomfort, and other
symptoms that often accompany a serious or chronic health
condition. This physician will use their medical expertise to focus
on providing management of patients' symptoms, in addition to
holding intensive meetings with family members regarding goals of
care and ensuring that delivery of care is coordinated across both
inpatient and outpatient health care settings. This position will
work as an integral part of an interdisciplinary care team and
serve as the link to patients, caregivers, and family members to
available support groups and other services.
The primary task of this position will be to act as a palliative
care physician although some primary care and inpatient
responsibilities may be asked of the provider. The following
responsibilities are likely to be carried out, regardless of the
doctor's specialty, on a daily or weekly basis:
- Education of Medical residents
- examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical
- carrying out specific procedures as appropriately
- making notes, both as a legal record of treatment and for the
benefit of other health care professionals;
- working with other doctors as part of a team, either in the
same department, or within other specialties;
- liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the
hospital to ensure quality treatment;
- promoting health education;
- undertaking managerial responsibilities such as expanding
services, implementing national guidelines, planning the workload
and staffing of the department
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 02/29/2020.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative
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: In accordance with 29 Code of Federal
Regulations 1614.203, the individual selected must be physically
and mentally able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to
perform the essential functions of this position without
endangering the health and safety of self and others. The physical
requirements of this position may include lifting, prolonged
standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching
(overhead), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory
requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing,
speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical
thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a
sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities,
frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability
to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment.
There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to
prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.
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