The Hematology / Oncology Physician is assigned to the Charles Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA, providing comprehensive, efficient, compassionate, high quality healthcare to all patients, functioning as a member of the inter-disciplinary team providing clinical care to the patients. The responsibilities include providing medical evaluation and directing overall management of patients in collaboration with other members of health care team. Incumbent provides comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of general hematology/oncology. Duties: Functions/Scope-(.5): Participate in an effective clinical program with attention to patient outcome indicators. Practice within the scope of assigned privileges. Comply with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the facility and agency. Meet medical staff criteria for initial appointment and reappointment, including ongoing CME. Identifies patients' health problems and designs diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet their needs. Resolves problems affecting patient care and provides appropriate education for the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's illness and its management. Administrative-(.5): Comply with prescribed record keeping practices in accordance with the rules, regulations and bylaws. Comply with prescribed information security policy and procedures. Interpersonal relationships - works effectively with patients, families, staff, coworkers and other health care professionals. Participates in Medical Service educational activities and scheduled meetings. Participates in research activities with regard to the subspecialty of Internal Medicine, as assigned. Comply with assigned Peer Reviews and maintaining quality assurance standards. Complete all assigned health record reviews, peer reviews, MAOs, etc., within the identified timeframes. Incumbent is responsible for documenting all patient care via CPRS. Progress notes, discharge summaries, encounters, etc. must be completed timely and according to medical center policies and guidelines. Incumbent must possess great communication skills and able to respond to nursing and other staff calls in an appropriate and professional manner VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program: You are eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). You will be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Award amounts are based on availability of funding. For additional information. please contact Human Resources, extension 6915 to speak with the EDRP coordinator. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Management reserves the ability to change schedule based on facility needs. Downtown Financial Disclosure: Not required
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