This position is located in the Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service. Hospice and Palliative Care Physician duties:
* Provide medical directorship for hospice and palliative care which includes ongoing staff education, program oversight (including program development) and quality oversight
* Provide hospice and palliative care consultative services for both inpatients and outpatients. Complete inpatient and outpatient consults within established timelines.
* Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care
* Facilitate access to appropriate support models of care
* Consult with the attending physician and the interdisciplinary team in establishing a written plan of care as specified so that pain and symptom management for patients is effectively and expeditiously done
* Participate in all required clinics, meetings and conferences as assigned by the Chief, EC&R. This may include participating through Telemedicine as assigned by the Chief, EC&R
* Provide education to fellows, residents, medical students, nursing staff, mid-level providers and other members of the NWI health care team
* Work closely with leadership to enhance and develop the palliative care service
* Provide clinical supervision of mid-level HPC provider(s)
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, be available 7:30am to 4:00pm OR 8:00am to 4:30pm(some variability may be available). On-Call Rotation of HPC coverage for holidays and weekends.
Functional Statement: Physician (Hospice and Palliative Care)
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.
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.
Lifting up to 35 pounds for 8-12 hours, intermittently; moderate carrying (15-35 pounds) for 8-12 hours, intermittently; lifting over 35 pounds with assistive devices in accordance with the Safe Patient; Handling Policy (PCS-026) except in emergent situations requiring prompt patient care; pulling for 8-12 hours, intermittently; pushing for 8-12 hours, intermittently; reaching above the shoulders for 8-12 hours, intermittently; both hands required; walking 8-12 hours, intermittently; standing 8-12 hours, intermittently; kneeling 8-12 hours, intermittently; repeated bending for 8-12 hours intermittently; climbing and use of both legs and arms for 8-12 hours, intermittently; both legs required;near vision correctable at 13-16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); specific hearing requirements; and other: twisting, simple grasp and fine manipulation.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1991659.
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.