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Physician - Chief Hematology / Oncology

Miami, FL, USA | USA Government

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The Miami VA Medical Center is looking for a Section Chief Hematologist/Oncologist that wants the great opportunity of a rewarding clinical practice while enjoying living in the beautiful and multicultural South Florida area.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD AND MAY BE EXTENDED TO CAPTURE A WIDER CANDIDATE POOL. QUALIFIED/ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WHO MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS AND SUBMITS A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL BE SENT TO THE HIRING MANAGER EVERY 7 DAYS UNTIL A SELECTION IS MADE.

Works as a physician and is accountable for providing health care to outpatient and inpatient veterans in accordance with approved clinical privileges in hematology-oncology. This responsibility includes collaboration with an oversight of ARNPs and Pas in the care of such patients. this position reports to ACOS/ Medical Service.

FUNCTIONS:

The incumbent provides leadership to the Section of Hematology/Oncology including representing the Section to the Medical Service and MVAHS leadership as appropriate, assessment of clinics and staffing to meet the needs of the Veterans, ensuring that patients' needs are being met, monitoring of physician Tours of Duty, ensuring that providers maintain state of the art knowledge in hematology/oncology, ensuring patient care coverage by the Section at all times, evaluation of Section physicians, ARNPs and PAs and promoting research among Section members and with outside entities as appropriate and possible, ensure the provision of state of the art care to Veterans by members of the Section, schedule regular staff meetings with members of the Section to ensure that communication among staff is optimal, be responsive in a timely manner to requests from the ACOS, Medical Service, for deliverables relevant to the Section (e.g., peer reviews, FPPEs and OPPEs, Clinical Pertinence reviews, tort reviews). Provide outpatient care to hematology/oncology patients which includes new consultations, initiation and management of chemotherapy, maintaining proficiency with appropriate procedures required for care of such patients, and follow-up care of such patients; Manage chronic medical problems and preventive medicine such as management of problems specific to hematology /oncology patients; provide consultative care to inpatients with hematology/oncology problems, including initiating and managing chemotherapy, in the inpatient and outpatient setting; participate in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows on the hematology-oncology service; promote an atmosphere of efficiency, accuracy and accountability in the timeliness of completed clinical documentation; collaborate and supervise and evaluate ARNPs and PAs working in the Section; manage the clinical access to ensure that the grids are at maximum capacity at all times and holding staff accountable for ensuring their grids are accurate and filled appropriately; clinical performance measures on quality and access for the Hematology/Oncology Section.

Responsibilities are but not limited to the following:

Provide clinical Hematology/Oncology services to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Evaluate, triage, and prioritize the diagnosis and treatment of patients with known or suspected hematologic or oncologic needs.

Develop treatment plans including, but not limited to: diagnosis and treatment of hematological/oncology conditions including bone marrow biopsy & aspirations, chemotherapy, oversight of chemotherapy infusions, rounding on hospitalized patients, attending in clinics, writing prescription medications, and provision of consultative service to referring providers.

Coordinate medical management and care with Primary Care providers and other medical personnel in a multidisciplinary health care delivery system.

Begin or Reignite fellowship opportunities for the Hematology/Oncology section by speaking to academic affiliates .

Provide clinical supervision of PA-Cs and NPs, and any other members of the patient care team.

Perform administrative tasks as assigned, such as peer reviews, and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE).

Physician will be required to attend tumor board, attend staff meetings, serve on committees, teams, workgroups, and peer reviews as requested.

Participate in quality improvement and assurance programs related to Hematology and Oncology.

Accountable for the proper management of clinics in order to provide patient access.

Protected research time is available for candidates with demonstrated clinical, basic, or translational research expertise commensurate with extramural funding.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm (but is at the discretion of Service Chief).

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Incentives: This position may be eligible for a recruitment and relocation incentive (bonus) for highly qualified applicants.

U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Designated and/or random drug testing required

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

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications





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 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.

Preferred Experience:

A. Prior leadership position or experience in building programs is preferred.

B. Successful completion of an accredited fellowship in hematology-oncology.

C. Academics: Prior teaching and research experience, as well as publications in the field is preferred.

D. A hard-working and highly motivated individual who is interested in building a cohesive team and work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting is valued.

E. Must posses current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Grade Determinations:

Service Chief or Line Manager. A service chief or line manager physician must demonstrate the following:

(a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty; and

(b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, and quality and performance improvement.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

 


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