This position is in the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine: Adult Internal Medicine Physician/Medical Oncologist at the Portland VA Health Care System in Portland, Oregon. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Seeking a candidate who is interested in precision oncology and doing clinical research, particularly in prostate, bladder and lung. 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: Moderate lifting/carrying (15-44 pounds); Light lifting (under 15 pounds); straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1-2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking/standing (12 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour); climbing, legs only (1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid may be permitted); mental and emotional stability. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others; working alone; excessive noise, intermittent; constant noise; dust; radiant energy; electrical energy; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working around machinery with moving parts; working around moving objects or vehicles; protracted or irregular hours of work. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The specialist in medical oncology serves as a consultant to other physicians for patients with oncologic disorders in an outpatient and/or hospital setting. The medical oncologist is expert in history taking, physical examination, test interpretation, patient counseling and differential diagnosis and medical therapeutics. Expertise in the care of patients with thoracic or genitourinary cancers is particularly desirable. The practice of oncology is not delimited by the location in which a patient is seen and occurs in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Duties may include (but are not limited to): Outpatient clinics Precepting residents and fellows in clinic Inpatient oncology consult service attending Creation and management of templates and order sets to facilitate non-face to face care (Consults, e-consultation). Completion of oncology E-consults Telemedicine Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imaging data, communicating results to patients, and implementing improved quality in systems delivery Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; plus on call and some nights/weekends/holidays Compressed Tour: Available Telework: Available Virtual/Remote: This is NOT a virtual or remote position"]
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