The Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas seeks an energetic and skilled BC/BE hematologist/oncologist at the Multidisciplinary Cancer Center. Candidates with clinical interest in hematology and oncology are welcome to apply; those interested in combined hematologic/oncologic (blood disease and solid tumor) malignancies are particularly encouraged. It is preferred that the physician be board-certified in Hematology and Oncology. Duties shall include:
a)Ability to perform initial histories and physical examinations on outpatients with hematology problems; make assessments and use appropriate diagnostic evaluations; and implement timely and appropriate treatment.
b)Responsibilities include coverage of outpatient clinics, inpatient rounds, supervision of inpatient as well as outpatient chemotherapy and infusion procedures; conduct bone marrow aspirates and biopsies and answer inpatient/outpatient consultations.
c)Rounding with residents and fellows on the inpatient service for up to 2 months.
d)Covering weekends in rotation with other physicians.
e)Physicians must be competent to perform the following procedures:
* Running the V-TEL (virtual) clinics between the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and the various Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).
* Be familiar with the expected side effects of treatments for cancer and hematologic conditions
* Assist with the diagnosis and interpretation of pulmonary nodules
* Counsel and advise patients who are newly diagnosed with malignancy
* Educate project personnel on interactions with newly diagnosed cancer patients
* Facilitate and coordinate management of all rural patients being treated and managed for cancer treatment through the telemedicine system
f) Orders diagnostic studies and interprets laboratory tests, EKG, and radiology diagnostic tests (CXR, CT Scan, MRl).
g) Provides ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients. He/she screens outpatients to determine need for further care.
h) Prescribes and refills medications within the defined scope of practice.
i)Carries out health promotion, disease prevention, cancer screening, and chronic disease prevention activities.
j) Initiates and expedites requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies.
k)Responsible for typing the appropriate documentation of initial visit, follow-up visits, procedures performed, problem lists, procedure lists, and making interim summaries in Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). He/she must be computer literate
l)Provides education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
n)The physician will report to the Chief of Hematology/Oncology Section at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
o) The Hem/Onc Provider shall cooperate with, and participate in, medical duties or functions related to quality of care and peer review along with improvement/performance improvement activities at the direction of the Chief of Medical Service and Chief of Hematology/Oncology Section.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, plus weekends.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Care Line Basic Requirements:
- 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.
Preferred Experience: Board-certified in Hematology and Oncology is preferred.
Physical Requirements:?, Light Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.
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.
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:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors(required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&amp;tkey=&amp;Action=Search
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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 1940492.
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.