Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Hospice Palliative Care Physician in Des Moines, Iowa
Summary Hospice & Palliative Care Physician:The position will be under the Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service line at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines and performs duties as Hospice and Palliative Care clinics including acute care, CLC and home settings. Responsibilities All assigned duties and/or responsibilities but provides a general overview of general performance expectations and responsibilities. Duties of the Physician: Provide primary medical care/treatment services to assigned areas collaborate with mid-level practitioners as assigned Adhere to established policies and processes Comply with all CPRS documentation procedures Comply with local and national performance measures Provide consistent customer service with patients/families, staff, facility management, etc. Provide prompt diagnostic assessment and evaluation, including full history and physical exam, appropriate labs, radiological imaging, consultations, documentation of the evaluation and appropriate coding for billing in progress notes, communication with admitting teams, and discharge planning on all patients Review all Outlook email communications prior to completing his/her duty shift Complete and sign all electronic medical records and all orders prior to the completion of each duty shift. Consistent with current medical staff by-laws, all transcribed electronic medical record documents must be signed within twenty-four (24) hours of the encounter regardless of the duty schedule Complete all patient encounters (note) within twenty-four hours of patient visit Meet all performance goals Comply with all TMS requirements Participate in Process Improvement activities involving hospice and palliative care related to quality metrics and unannounced surveys. Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday- Friday, tours of work schedule is 7:00-3:30, 7:30-4:00, 8:00-4:30. Additional information maybe provided during interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Yes, EDRP is Authorized Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment Incentive are authorized for this position. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 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: Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); kneeling (up to one hour); repeated bending (up to 3 hours); Light lifting (under 15 pounds.) light carrying (under 15 pounds); reaching above shoulder; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted). Education Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact Eric Peters at 515-699-5999 or Eric.Peters@va.gov. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.