TheRheumatologistworks within the Rheumatology Section of the Medical Service. Clinical oversight is provided by the collaborating physician and section chief of cardiology. The physician is responsible for providingInpatient rheumatology consults and follow-up, Outpatient rheumatology consults and follow-up, evaluation of patients with a variety of allergy concerns and performance of standard rheumatology procedures. Some of thefunctions are performed bytheRheumatologistinclude, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides an infusion clinic for patients requiring biologics and IV bisphosphonates.
Reviews and examines all patients with the fellows and also the clinical pharmacist.
Reviews no-shows, contacting patients for abnormal lab tests, review of requests for refills.
Provides ongoing care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus, and some chronic gout patients.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; schedule can vary due to workload Functional Statement Title:Rheumatologist/#000000
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous Announcement. The next cut off date for this announcement isJuly 28,2017 . All eligible applicants that apply before this date will be referred to the selection manager. Any applicants that apply after this cut off date will be reviewed and sent to selecting official upon the request.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree mush have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Completion of 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.
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.
Preferred Experience: It is preferred that the applicant is board certified physician inInternal Medicine, and Cardiologist.
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.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactory perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(Licensure) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to 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.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1987444.
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.