The Amarillo VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Board certified/eligible Pulmonologist. Duties include (but not limited to): Inpatient hospital daily rounds Out-patient clinics and procedure clinics Teaching of Texas Tech residents during rotations through the Amarillo VA Medical Center Committee Appointments-Will participate in meetings as assigned Coordinate the patient care by effective communication with Primary Care practitioners, both at local and remote locations Provide medical expert opinions for Tort claims as required Examinations - evaluates patients by examining thoroughly. Appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data is obtained to determine care the patient is provided. Diagnosis - interprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Therapeutic Ability - prescribes appropriate and timely treatment; applies indicated therapeutic procedures; recognizes and assesses changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent facts about the patient and modifies plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Effectiveness in Emergencies - readily available; and quick in recognizing emergency situations, and taking timely necessary action. Patient Management - develops and maintains rapport and gains the confidence of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills to the end that patients and others are informed participants in the treatment effort. Consultations and Specialty Skills - recognizes the need for consultation and utilizing facility or clinic specialty skills in diagnosis and treatment. Record keeping - physical and other examinations and changes in patient's status are promptly and completely recorded. Unusual incidents are promptly reported to the appropriate official. Clear, accurate, and adequate clinical records are kept current and completed at time of discharge. The treatment plan is clearly stated. The physician is fully knowledgeable of and utilizes the Computerized Patient Record System. All progress notes, orders are to be completed and signed daily.
Encounters - all encounters to be completed daily by physician as this affects hospital funding. Consults Closure - consults are required to be completed by the provider at the time patient has been seen. Educational responsibilities usually involve either "teaching" or 'coordination.' Some positions may involve both or cut across the elements or functions. Teaching and Monitoring - covers both the individual and group learning experiences where one serves as the learning facilitator in the role of a mentor or teacher for residents, trainees, or employees. As a mentor, plans and guides educational activities to meet the individual needs of the learner within the resources available. Counsels learner on professional/occupational goals as they relate to education activities. Encourages active participation on the part of the student. Actively solicits evaluation from students of teaching and educational experiences. Assures that content is based upon student and patient care needs, up-to-date and at the appropriate level for the audience. Develops courses, lectures or programs based on pre-established objectives. Employs learning resources and media (library, film, slides, etc.) in an appropriate manner.
Preferred Certification: Board Certification is preferred, however, Board Eligible candidates will be considered with the expectation of attaining Board Certification in a timely manner.
Normal Duty Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. On call is required AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
**First consideration will be given to applications received early** Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.
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.
Physicians must have completed 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: Board Certified Pulmonology Physician who has experience in working with inpatients and also participating in teaching of residents and students.
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: Position does not require specific physical requirements. Selected applicant must pass a pre-employment examination. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA-10-2850) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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 1850786.
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.