Physician (Urology)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 11/19/2019
Description All work activities, both administrative in nature and clinical, will be in conformance with the Veterans Health Administration (VA), Joint Commission, and other standards as applicable that guide that provider's practice.

Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).The physician is responsible for managing the full spectrum of surgical care responsibilities including admission from an outpatient site, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, consultation for patients presenting with gynecologic complaints and diseases and the performance of invasive and surgical procedures. To manage the surgical care patients, the following will be necessary: ordering appropriate lab work, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, requesting consultations to specialty services, providing both office-based and operating room invasive procedures.

Performs the following tasks during the clinic visit operating room and post-surgical inpatient care:
Maintains a close working relationship with the General Surgery team and coordinates care with that team.

Maintains a close working relationship with the Women's Health Clinic team and coordinates female urologic are with that team
Reviews information from outside providers
Conducts history and physical exam
Assesses patient's clinical condition
Reviews test and procedure results
Completes patient referrals in CPRS
Manages patient's medication (including medicine reconciliation)
Completes view alerts
Follows-up on patient-related information (test and procedure results, consults and medications)
Calls patients and family on the telephone
Discusses cases with consultants
Reviews and acts on non-VA medical records
Completes required forms/paperwork
Formulates treatment and surgical care plans
Refers patients with surgical care plans to the IMPACT team.
Supervises and trains medical students, residents and other learners including Fellows
When surgery is planned, performs required intraoperative tasks as set forth in VA and Joint Commission standards and requirements (to include immediate pre-operative assessment, time out, completion of attending note, immediate post op note, operation report, and other required CPRS entries. All entries will be made within required timeframes.

Ensures that the supervision of surgical residents or Fellows is appropriate and meets VA standards. .
Collaborates with the Intensive Care Units (ICU) and surgical ward teams, surgical physician assistants and surgical residents to ensure patient receives the proper inpatient care.

Work Schedule: Full-time

Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/29/2019.

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.
  • 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.
  • Residency: 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.
  • Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:
- Board-certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Urology preferred.
- Meet the standards for, an adjunct appointment in the Division of Urology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and gain the approval of the Chief of the Division in order to support resident interaction and supervision as needed at the VA.

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: At times, you may encounter Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 found in your local VA Human Resources Office).

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