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Physician (Medical Officer of the Day)(Fee Basis)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Job Description:

The Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) is part of the Medical Service, designated responsible physician who is physically present in an inpatient facility during periods when the regular medical staff is not on duty. These periods generally include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, but coverage may be required in other special circumstances. The MOD will provide the full range of medical care to acutely ill patients, sub-acute hospitalized patients, urgent care and palliative care patients. The position will require flexibility in order to ensure coverage of all patients. The MOD will provide acute disease and chronic disease management, along with preventative care services in primarily an inpatient and urgent care clinic settings. Prevention of disease, early detection of disease, and disease management in patients will be performed in a patient-centric and team- based model of care delivery. Coordination of care with primary care, specialty care and Other members of the patient's care team are critical to ensure optimum health and the delivery of efficient care; smooth transfer of patient care between the lntra-facility and inter-facility levels of care, including local hospital transfer proper patient education and maximal patient satisfaction. Preferred Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Emergency Medicine. The duties of the MOD include, but are not limited to:

? Provides medical services to Veterans on an inpatient basis and an outpatient basis in the Urgent Care Clinic. Inpatient provision of care includes medical ward patients.

? Participates in the provision of Pain Management, Mental Health, and End of Life Care to Veterans as required.

? Participates in the use of clinical practice guidelines, provision of standard of care to patients, and meeting relevant performance measures as mandated by Veterans Health Administration.

? Reports quality of care issues promptly through established mechanisms.

Work Schedule: Various shifts, 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, weekend shift 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (Compressed tours, may be required to work some evenings and weekends)

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available.

Telework: Not available .

Virtual: Not a virtual position.

Functional Statement Title: Physician (Medical Officer of the Day) / VM-0602-00

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.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.
  • Completion of a residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

    Physical requirements outlined below.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

    Must be proficient in written and spoken English

    Subject to a background/security investigation

    You may be required to serve a two year probationary period

    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

    Designated and/or random drug testing required

    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

    Physical Requirements: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. This could include moving objects such as pieces of equipment and assistance in moving clients.

    Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.

    Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position):


    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as current Federal Service employee, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are in the competitive or excepted service.

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. This checklist has been provided to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • OF-306
    • Other
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript

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