This vacancy announcement is for current and future openings within the Veterans Integrated Service Network, Region 2, which includes all facilities in New York and New Jersey. Prospective candidates will remain on file until there is a vacancy, at which point they will be referred to the hiring manager.
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NY/NJ VA Health Care Network (VISN 2) consists of Albany, Bath, Bronx, Canandaigua, Northport, Syracuse, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (HCS), VA New Jersey HCS, VA New York Harbor HCS and the Western New York Health Care System (Buffalo and Batavia) and 46 community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). VISN 2 serves more than 500,000 veterans in 76 counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania offering a wide range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical services. Services include primary and specialty care, nursing home care, mental health and rehabilitation services, and domiciliary care. VISN 2 medical centers are affiliated with numerous colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey.
The selected candidate will follow established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, their assigned station(s) and the profession. The specific duties of the position will be determined by the actual vacancy for which you are referred and will be discussed at the time of interview.
Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team;
Provide Dermatological patient care to our patients. This would include physician order entry for prescribing medications, laboratory and radiology requests;
See patients in an inpatient and outpatient clinic setting;
Evaluate, diagnose, consult, and order appropriate diagnostic studies; perform surgical and non-surgical dermatology procedures on the skin and certain skin lesions as appropriate on all adults who present with injuries or diseases of the skin;
Assist in tele-dermatology along with other providers;
Submit consult requests and patient notes into the Computer Patient Records System (CPRS);
Provide timely documentation for new patient examinations and extensive follow-up visits;
Review laboratory, radiology, procedures and consultation reports;
Communicate normal and abnormal results to patients;
Appropriately code all outpatient encounters;
Completes encounters in a timely manner;
Provide consultative series on patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/or affiliated VA outpatient clinics, and perform administrative functions and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of the Medicine Service;
Attend hospitals assigned committees, section meetings, and other administrative functions.
Maintain accurate data on all procedures;
Prepare and update the policy and procedure manual for the department that complies with JACHO guidelines;
Provide guidance to Residents and Medical Students on rotation;
Train other professional staff in the Dermatology section;
Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: To be determined
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Family Practice Physicians
Internal Medicine Physicians
Physicians, All Other
Physicians, Family Practice
Physicians, Internal Medicine
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
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.
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: Certification in basic life support and advanced certification in life support (BLS/ACLS) is highly desirable.Board Certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice preferred.
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:Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.
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.
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