Duties of the provider:
Promotes, directs, evaluates and is responsible for the management of safe patient care to oncology and hematology patients.
Obtain a comprehensive (or otherwise appropriate) health history and perform a physical examination on all patients who present to the Oncology/Hematology clinic or other assigned clinical area.
Interpret the history and physical, order laboratory tests, radiographic studies, ancillary tests and requested consultations required to further evaluate the patient and arrive at a diagnosis.
Make sound clinical judgments based on clinical assessments and formulate an individual treatment plan based on the patient's needs.
Collaborate and consult with other providers for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment plan in complex or unstable patient care situations.
Refer recognized medical problems beyond the scope of the physician to appropriate specialty service for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Document procedures, interval progress notes and initial history and physical examination for the permanent chart.
Perform patient care functions including prescribing medications, administering IM medications, and venipuncture and wound care. Procedures include: pelvic and testicular/prostate/rectal examinations. Splinting of sprains/fractures and simple suturing.
Recommend therapy measures regarding physical, social and environmental factors. Performs health promotion and illness prevention counseling utilizing patient education, self-care and risk reduction strategies.
Coordinates Oncology care between numerous hospital services including General Surgery, ENT, Urology, Liver Clinic, Women's Clinic and Palliative Care.
Triages all Consult requests for Oncology/Hematology Service.
Reviews all requests for Non-VA Care for Hematology and Oncology.
Provide education and counseling for patients regarding medical conditions, health status and the use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
Will evaluate patients who are receiving IV infusions and work with clinic nurses to monitor patients closely.
Workload will vary depending on the number of consults referred to the clinic and the number of patients requiring close follow up. The provider will also work in collaboration with the pharmacy to review prescriptions for patients with oversight from the Oncology/Hematology Physician.
Will work with nursing, social work, psychologists, pharmacists and Mental Health providers who will be available to see patients and for consultation.
During the course of employment, participation in special projects may be necessary as the projects become available with strategic or other initiatives. Examples of such projects may be palliative care program, multidisciplinary cancer care program, and chronic disease management program.
Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for a mid-level provider. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation.
Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times.
All providers will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency.
Work Schedule: Typical work hours are Monday to Friday 8-4.30 PM. Alternative work hours, if desired, should be agreed upon at the time of employment. Each full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hrs per pay period (every two weeks) unless on leave status.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician - Hematology/Oncology
Preferred Experience: Physicians should be board certified or board eligible in Hematology and/or Oncology and maintain professional competency as indicated in their delineation of privileges. All physicians must maintain current BLS certification and ACLS certification. Teaching experience is desired but not required.
- 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. Physical Requirements:?, Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); Light and moderate lifting (up to 44 lbs.) light to moderate carrying (up to 44 lbs); straight pulling and pushing, reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
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 1924949.
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.