We are looking for a physician to see general hematology and oncology patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Complex patients requiring a higher-level of care such as those with acute leukemia or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura will be transferred to the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Gainesville, FL. Clinical opportunities may also be available at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center (VAMC) and you could be eligible for academic rank at the University of Florida School of Medicine. You will be joining a highly-motivated team of oncologists and hematologists that collaborate with surgical oncologists, otorhinolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, Interventionalists, nurse navigators and social workers to develop a therapeutic plan tailored to the individual patient to achieve the best possible outcomes. Additionally, through the affiliation with the UF Health Cancer Center, there could be opportunities to teach resident- and fellowship-level trainees, as well as participate in novel clinical research through NCI or pharmaceutical sponsored or investigator-initiated clinical trials. Call is shared with hospitalists but is limited to telephone access at night or on weekends. Duties includes but not limited to:
Provide consultative care to hospital inpatients requiring hematology or oncology consultation.
Provide care to new consults and return patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
Oversee the chemotherapy infusion room and administration of systemic cancer therapy.
Document patient care data in VA electronic medical records system (CPRS) including consult notes, daily progress notes for inpatients, encounters for outpatients.
Perform bone marrow biopsies on patients where this procedure is appropriate, review peripheral blood smears if indicated
Work Schedule: Monday -Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.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.
Board Certified/Board Eligible in Hematology.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.Physical Requirements: There are no physical requirements for providers. They must only be able to practice medicine according to their privileges, in a manner that presents no danger to themselves or others. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019).
Attention: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
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