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Physician (Temporary Occupational Health / Preventive Medicine Section Chief)

Orlando, FL, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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The incumbent will serve as a Temporary Occupational Health/Preventive Medicine Section Chief (Physician) located within the Orlando VA Healthcare System assigned to the Ambulatory Care Service. Assignments to other facilities within the Orlando VAHCS may be required to meet the needs of the service.

Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) is in search of a Physician (Occupational Health/Preventive Medicine Section Chief) with experience in occupational health, and administration and management. The incumbent will work closely with the Chief of Staff, Quality Management, Infection Control, Infectious disease, and Education Service to ensure optimal patient/employee wellness with a particular emphasis on population health. The incumbent will serve on a number of hospital level committees, as well as function as a consultant to Human Resources, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety. The incumbent will report to the Associate Chief of Staff, Ambulatory Care Service.

Supervising all staff aligned under the EOH program to include physicians, advanced practice professionals and administrative staff.

The incumbent will provide oversight to the EOH program at all sites of care within OVAHCS.

Providing a full spectrum of preventive medicine and occupational medicine services to a referral population of 110,000 veterans and 4000 employees.

Applying knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of occupational and environmental disease, injury, disability, or death.

Applying epidemiological, environmental and global health principles in the planning, evaluation and management of the health care worker population.

Ensuring surveillance programs and policies are in place to protect the health and well-being of employees, volunteers and others and that programs are in compliance with applicable laws, regulatory agency requirements, and VA Policy.

Participates in departmental quality assurance and performance improvements.

Functioning as a consultant to Human Resources, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety.

Demonstrating flexibility and oversight of protocol development, contact tracing, and overall response to outbreaks and pandemics. Serving as the subject matter expert when needed.

Utilization of Virtual Care Modalities is an expectation of this role, where appropriate.

May have additional duties as assigned, and based on organizational need at all times.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

(NOTE: Work schedules are determined and approved by the supervisor. The incumbent may be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis based on patient care needs, including weekends, holidays, and nights.)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Scope of Practice: Physician (Occupational Health/Preventive Medicine)

Occasional Travel: You may be expected to travel for this position. (The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the new Lake Nona campus. The selectee may also be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs.)

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within the corporate Orlando VAHCS. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.

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


Basic Requirements (All applicants must meet the following basic requirements):

Citizenship: Be a Citizen of the United States.

Education: 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.

Licensure: 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

Residency/Fellowship Training: 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.

English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

Board Certification (Highly Preferred): Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine Fellowship training.

Preferred Experience:

Greater than 3 years as an Occupational Health or Preventive Medicine physician.

Supervisory experience or other leadership qualifications.

Knowledge or experience with antimicrobial stewardship and infection control.

Research and/or GME experience.

Additional training in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, pharmacology.

Possesses a strong work ethic, superb integrity, kindness and empathy, and who enjoys working with a collaborative group.

Has a desire to train and mentor residents and medical students.

Must be an excellent communicator and team player who is adaptable to the needs of a rapidly growing program.

Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); light carrying (15 lbs. and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.


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