Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) is recruiting an individual with proven leadership skills to serve as a Physician (Surgical Intensivist). We are currently providing care through a system of clinics across Southeast Louisiana. Surgical care is provided in the outpatient setting through an Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) and in the inpatient setting through innovative, collaborative arrangements with our academic and community partners and other Veteran Affairs facilities. Currently, the surgical programs are providing a wide range of surgical care and graduate medical education in collaboration with our academic affiliates. Surgical specialties will include Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, OB/GYN, Urology, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Plastic, ENT, Audiology and Oral Surgery.
The Physician (Surgical Intensivist) will fully participate in the activation of the new hospital for surgery. The successful candidate must have a record of accomplishments clinically and academically. Also, provides a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and minor (mostly bed-side or clinic) procedures for patients in the outpatient and inpatient. Provides consultative services on patients referred from other sections of the medical center and other VA's, provides emergency services as assigned. Coordinates and communicates care between VA facilities and other healthcare facilities outside of the VA system. In addition, performs administrative components of patient care management such as: provides dictation of progress notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, and consultative services for inpatients and outpatients. Responds to patient telephone calls, informs patients of test results, and renews prescriptions. Basic computer skills are required using the computerized system ofVISTA and CPRS for ordering and entries into the electronic medical record.
As a Physician (Surgical Intensivist)in the General Surgery Clinic at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System you will perform duties such as:
Examine, diagnose, and treat or prescribe course of treatment for patients having disorders, malformations, diseases, and/or injuries.
Provide consultation services for members of the hospital staff for purposes of specialty area training.
Responsible for maintaining accurate clinical records and receiving consultations and laboratory work of specific patients.
Provide staff surgical coverage for elective or emergency general surgery cases performed during normal duty hours.
Provide direct out-patient, in-patient, and minor (mostly bed-side) procedures.
Order and interprets laboratory test, and X-rays to complete medical facts on surgery cases.
Participate in the clinics quality assurance, utilization review, risk management, and peer review activities.
TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday & Weekends, Days -7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Nights, Evenings, Rotating Shift,Alternate Hours,as needed.
(Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office)
This is aBargaining Unit Position
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine
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.
It is preferred that the candidate be board certified or eligible.Completed training and certification in surgical critical care. Completed a five-year surgical residency, then a fellowship in critical care medicine.
The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities. The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent's contacts with patients, his peers and other employees.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organization (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, PartII, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials. Must pass pre-employment physical test. This isa drug tested position.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires completion of an initialtwo (2) - year probationary period, if not already served.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other(10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklistto ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Your resume may be submitted in any format (ex. bullet or paragraph).
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determination, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e. HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is TAG:VacancyID.
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.