Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) is recruiting an individual with proven leadership skills to serve as a Physician (Otolaryngologist - ENT). We are currently providing care through a system of clinics across Southeast Louisiana. Surgical care is provided in the outpatient setting through an Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) and in the inpatient setting through innovative, collaborative arrangements with our academic and community partners and other Veteran Affairs facilities. Currently, the surgical programs are providing a wide range of surgical care and graduate medical education in collaboration with our academic affiliates. Surgical specialties will include Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, OB/GYN, Urology, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Plastic, ENT, Audiology and Oral Surgery.
The Physician (Otolaryngologist - ENT)will expand the current Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) program and fully participate in the activation of the new hospital for surgery. The successful candidate will have a record of accomplishments clinically and academically. Otolaryngology will provide a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and minor (mostly bed-side or clinic) procedures for patients in the outpatient and inpatient. Provides consultative services on patients referred from other sections of the medical center and other VA's, provides emergency ENT services as assigned. Coordinates and communicates care between VA facilities and other healthcare facilities outside of the VA system. In addition, perform administrative components of patient care management such as: provides dictation of progress notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, and consultative services for inpatients and outpatients. Responds to patient telephone calls, informs patients of test results, and renews prescriptions. Basic computer skills are required using the computerized system ofVISTA and CPRS for ordering and entries into the electronic medical record.
The Physician (Otolaryngologist - ENT)is expected to perform the following duties:
Provide direct out-patient, in-patient, and minor (mostly bed-side) procedure related to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) cases to patients. Order and interprets laboratory test, and X-rays to complete medical facts on ENT cases.
Participate in the clinics quality assurance, utilization review, risk management, and peer review activities.
Examine patients, makes diagnosis, and administers appropriate treatment to ENT patients.
TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday & Weekends, Days -7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Nights, Evenings, Rotating Schedule,Alternate Hours,as needed.
(Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office)
This is aBargaining Unit Position
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
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 study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practicemedicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
It is preferred that the candidatebe board certified or eligible and have expertise in ENT.
The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities. The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent's contacts with patients, his peers and other employees.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organization (e.g., professional, philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Physical Requirements: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires completion of an initialtwo (2) - year probationary period, if not already served.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other(10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Your resume may be submitted in any format (ex. bullet or paragraph).
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determination, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e. HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is TAG:VacancyID.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.