Physicians appointed to the Medical Staff of the Portland VA Medical Center and assigned to the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine will function asindependent licensed practitioners.A specialist in general internal medicine provides direct comprehensive patient care in an outpatient and/or hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and serves as a consultant to other physicians. The internist is expert in history taking, physical examination, test interpretation, patient counseling and differential diagnosis and medical therapeutics. The internist evaluates and manages adolescents and adults who have single or multiple disorders in all of the subspecialties in the broad field of internal medicine. General internists provide care to patients in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings.
A hospitalist is a physician whose practice and/or teaching are focused on the care of acutely-ill, hospitalized patients in internal medicine, medicine subspecialties, critical car, or other inpatient settings (e.g. psychiatry, surgery, or surgery subspecialty). In the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, hospitalists spend at least half of their clinical time practicing and/or teaching acute inpatient medicine. The hospitalist evaluates new patients by performing his/her own comprehensive history, physical examination, and record review, and he/she formulates a diagnostic and management plan. Following admission, the hospitalist manages a patients hospitalization , reviews the patients readiness for discharge, and arranges for the post-hospital care of the patient. The hospitalist may also provide temporary outpatient care for some patients during the transitional phase following an acute care hospitalization. He/she may supervise and teach residents based on his/her own advanced clinical skills and knowledge of the broad field of internal medicine. Hospitalists may also practice without assigned residents on non-teaching hospitalist services.
The practice of general internal medicine is not delimited by the location in whicha patient is seen and occurs in a broad variety of settings including homes, nursing homes, clinics, emergency rooms, urgent care clinics and inpatient wards including intensive care units. VA Hospitalists receive an academic appointment commensurate with qualifications at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Candidates desiring OHSU clinical privileges must have successfully passed the American Board of Internal Medicine(of American Board of Family Medicine) certification examination and maintain board certification in areas of clinical practice. As part of VA duties, the incumbent may accompany patients to OHSU for episodes of care or participate in a formal exchange of clinical services within the Division of Hospital Medicine as defined in memorandum of Understanding between the VA and OHSU. This exchange of clinical care is considered to be part of your VA position and will be conducted in addition to the VA tour of duty requirements.
The incumbent will work as a hospitalist, providing direct care to patients on the inpatient medical service, as well as consultative and co-managed care for patients on the inpatient surgery, psychiatry, or neurology services. The incumbent may also provide temporary outpatient care for some patients during the transitional phase from acute inpatient care back to a stable outpatient environment.
Depending on the incumbents interests and skills, opportunities for the teaching and supervision of medical residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, and/or physician assistants may be available.
Work Schedule: Day Tour Plus On Call Hours
Functional Statement Title: Adult Internal Medicine Physician-Hospitalist-DHSMBasic Requirements:
Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure and Registration.
Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
English Language Proficiency.
Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Note: 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 G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: This position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of up to or beyond 10 to12 hours each day. In addition, the incumbent will need to bend, lift and turn. Under urgent or emergency situations, the incumbent will need to run, sprint or run up or down stairs.
The following documents are required by all applicants:
1. Resume (required)
2. Signed- VA Form 10-2850, "Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors (Revision Jul 2006) (http://www.va.gov/vaforms/)
3. Responses to the questionnaire (required)--this is filled out online via Application Manager after you click on "apply now."
Required as applicable:
4. Copy of your transcript: if you are using education to qualify
5. SF-50-If you are a current or former federal employee this document is required if using this to support eligibility for the position. please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/)
If you are a preference eligible Veteran you need to include the following documents in addition to the above required documents:
6. SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx, if applicable
7. Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, If applicable.
8. DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) Showing Type of Discharge
Any other documents required by the checklist.
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
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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1953969
2.Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 22, 2017Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
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.