The San Juan VA Healthcare System Service Staff physician independently provides clinical services to eligible veterans. Services are provided at the San Juan VA. The Hematology/Oncology physician is required to interact not only with the Veteran but also family, significant others, community agencies, and other staff The major duties and responsibilities includes, but not limited to: Manage patients with hematology-oncology conditions such as but not limited to: acute and chronic leukemias, lymphoproliferative disorders, myeloproliferative disorders, hemoglobinopathies, coagulation disorders, bone marrow failure syndromes, solid tumors, benign hematology, and others. Perform procedures related to the hematology-oncology subspecialty such as but not limited to: peripheral smears, bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, preparation and interpretation of peripheral smears and bone marrow aspirates, interpretation of flow cytometer and cytogenetic studies, fine needle aspirations, intrathecal chemotherapies, administration of chemotherapy, evaluation of radiologic studies, serial examination of tumor masses, supportive care medicine, pain control, therapeutic phlebotomy. Participation in active research regarding patients with hematology-oncology conditions. Participation in educational and scholar activities such as seminars, journal clubs, cancer conferences, grand rounds, tumor boards, treatment planning conferences and dissemination of acquired knowledge through peer reviewed publications. Complies with VHA regulations and professional standards and ethical conduct. Works to ensure that the VA Caribbean Healthcare System programs reflect the mission and priorities of the VHA and VA as well as take an active participatory role as a leadership team member, providing counsel in defining and accomplishing the health system's mission and goals pertinent to their scope of practice. Participates in VACHS standard operating procedure in the aid of vulnerable patients, especially those patients in ambulatory active chemotherapy, for rescheduling appointments, contacting patients and providing adequate care in situations of VACHS and Island emergencies due to weather conditions or other adverse circumstances. Participates in section multidisciplinary Mindfulness program. Complies with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, VA Caribbean Healthcare System policies, pertinent Joint Commission standards, and other appropriate regulations as they apply. Promotes an environment of system-oriented continuous quality improvement. Actively participates in long- and short-term goals in support of VISN/VHA mission. Establishes and maintains effective harmonious relationships with other peers within Medicine and other Services within our station. Maintains a solid working relationship with the affiliated medical schools. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement Title: Staff Physician Hematology/Oncology, VM-602-15 Relocation/Moving Expenses: Relocation/Moving Expenses are not authorized for this position. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized for this position.
Internal Number: 599508700
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.