Incumbent will oversee daily operations, and provide clinical, programmatic and administrative leadership to the outpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Consult Team
Provide physician services, clinical input and oversight for patients who are seen in consultation consistent with hospice and palliative care philosophy
Provide outpatient consultation services in hospice and palliative care. Be an active participant and facilitate clarification and the development of patient and family goals of care
Establish an outpatient hospice and palliative care program and case find
Improve patient access to hospice and palliative care
Amplify the awareness of the concepts, role and availability of Hospice and Palliative Care services among ambulatory, home-based, specialty and acute care clinicians
Facilitate access to appropriate support care services
Consult with staff as requested so that symptom management for patients is effectively and expeditiously accomplished
Appraise the Hospice and Palliative Care team of medical care and practice standards, plan and direct educational experience for medical students, residents, and others assigned to Hospice and Palliative Care
Provide counsel to the Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service leadership regarding process improvement, program development, and policy decisions related to Hospice and Palliative Care services
Train Ambulatory, specialty, and acute care clinicians to provide basic palliative care through improvements inservice delivery policies, procedures and interfaces. Develop and provide education to staff and coworkers
Full and appropriate documentation of patients care services to support professional billing for these services
Weekly participation in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases, and to establish appropriate plan of care
Develop responsive and productive training partnership with local academic affiliates
Pursue opportunities for partnering with other specialties, including Geriatric, Home-Based Primary Care, Spinal Cord Injury, ALS, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Surgery, and Oncology within the facility
Participate in analysis of data leading to the development of new initiatives, programs, hospital policies and protocols for the improvement of quality of Hospice and Palliative Care. Analyze workload data and work with teams to maximize productivity
Other duties as assigned
Salary determination will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed on a temporary appontment when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
c. Licensure and Registration
(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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.
(2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
d. First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
e. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 found in your local VA Human Resources Office.
f. 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).
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 2002. VA Handbook 5005 is available in the local Human Resources Office.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).