The incumbent serves as a physician in the outpatient setting in Pain Medicine Service within the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) with a responsibility for performing procedures in the area of Chronic Pain and Cancer Pain Management. The incumbent will meet the VA expectations as a member of the medical staff adhering to current VASNHS Medical By-Laws, rules of the Medical Staff and practice under their approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. The physician will require rotation with other physicians on a regular basis through the inpatient and outpatient settings (if applicable). S/he also works off-hour shifts, weekends and holidays as priorities demonstrate need. Provides on-call coverage (if applicable).
The following duties of the Physician include but are not limited to the following:
* Perform initial histories and physical examinations pertinent to consultation within Pain Management in the inpatient and outpatient setting
* Obtain specimens for diagnostic purposes (e.g., joint fluids, ascetic fluid and pleural fluid) where appropriate
* Perform interventional procedures for the treatment of chronic pain conditions
* Perform interventional procedures for the treatment of cancer pain conditions not limited to neurolytic blocks and intrathecal drug delivery systems
* Write prescriptions for medications or other items per formulary
* Hospitalize a patient within the district if the VA system as appropriate
* Ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, and x-rays
* Initiating and expediting requests for consultation and scheduling of special tests and studies
* Providing education and counseling to patients and families for preventative care, medical conditioned and use of prescribed treatment and drugs
* Participates in Quality Assurance activities including Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode Effect Analysis, tort claim review, etc.
* Participate in Protected Peer Review & pertinent peer chart review activities
* Participate in Care Line staff meetings, Specialty Care Team meetings and mandatory functions
* Teach house staff/students/in ICU/Hospital/outpatient clinic as appropriate
* Must maintain active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
* Must maintain active Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
* Coordinate and supervise the scope of practice of assigned mid-level and appropriate allied health practitioner staff to ensure their rights and practice goals are achieved and integrated expeditiously to benefit patient care.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.
- Board Certified or board eligible
- Completion of ACGME accredited Pain Management Fellowship, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed
- Experience in Cancer Pain treatment including intrathecal pump implantation and management
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.
Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, working inside and outside, working closely with others, working alone, working with hands in water, protracted or irregular hours of work, slippery or uneven walking surfaces. 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(VA Form 10-2850)
*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 1954856.
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.