ABOUT HARRY S. TRUMAN VA MEDICAL CENTER, COLUMBIA, MO: Truman VA is 120 miles from St. Louis and Kansas City and 30 miles from Jefferson City. We have 1,600 staff, provide care for 40,000 Veterans, and the hospital complexity level is 1c. Truman VA has a large research mission, with $6 million annual expenditures in human, animal, and bench programs, including 60 active research protocols conducted by 65 investigators. Truman VA is a referral center for heart care services. 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. Additional Requirement: Preferred Experience: Board certification in both Hematology and Oncology preferred. Prefer two (2) or more years of experience. (Applicants completing a fellowship, are welcome to apply). 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["ABOUT OUR GREAT CITY: Columbia, Missouri ranks #30 on the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com. Columbia has 91 parks and 8 trails totaling 26 miles for walking, running, and biking, with a 30-mile loop addition in the works. Columbia's trail system connects to the 237-mile Katy trail crossing the state. Columbia offers world-class healthcare, with highly ranked hospitals, including the University of Missouri Hospital, Boone Hospital Center, the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and Rusk Rehabilitation Center. Columbia is the site of internationally renowned \"Roots N Blues N BBQ\" annual music festival, the \"True False\" documentary film festival, and also hosts numerous arts, theater, and music events throughout the year. Educational opportunities abound at the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College, and Columbia was ranked among 2018's Top 10 Best College Towns in the USA by Livability.com, thanks to the University of Missouri (\"Mizzou\") that plays a major role in Columbia's economy and culture. Top collegiate sporting events average 25 per month, with easy access to professional sports in nearby St Louis and Kansas City. Centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also ranked by Niche.com as #25 best city to live in America, #28 best city to buy a house, and #24 best city to raise a family. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/ VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Major Duties include but not limited to: Provide expert consultation and treatment to patients in the outpatient Hematology/Oncology clinic; as well as provide feedback and inpatient consultation with the other services within the Medical Center. Evaluate, triage, and prioritize requests from Primary Care providers and others for outpatient Hematology/Oncology subspecialty consultations Obtain medical histories, conduct physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory testing, and plan and prescribe treatment for patients. Coordinate medical management and care with Primary Care providers and other medical personnel in a multidisciplinary health care delivery system. Perform administrative tasks as assigned, such as peer reviews and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE). Provide Hematology/Oncology on-call services as assigned. Physician will be required to attend staff meetings, serve on Cancer Committee and Tumor Board, be comfortable interacting with multidisciplinary teams, workgroups, and peer reviews as requested. Complete CME, VA Training, HIPAA, Security training, and other mandatory trainings. In additional to the duties listed above the Physician will provide clinical care within the Hematology/Oncology privileges. Ability to perform initial histories and physical examinations on outpatients; make assessments and use appropriate diagnostic evaluations; implement timely and appropriate treatment. Incorporate and perform \"Time Outs\" as per VA Directive prior to any invasive procedure. Ensure consents for chemotherapy agents are up to date. Provide consultations, make daily rounds and manage oncology issues of patients admitted to hospitalist service. Counsel and advise patients diagnosed with malignancy. Orders diagnostic studies and interprets laboratory tests, EKGs, and radiologic tests. Provides ongoing outpatient care for assigned case load. Prescribes and refills medications within the defined scope of practice. Provides education and counseling of patients and families as well as overseeing Nurse Practitioners."]
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