VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor. We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.
***The pay will be recommended by the Physician Pay Panel. The Medical Center Director has the final approval***
The VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS) is seeking a full time board certified/board eligiblenephrology physician. As a key member of the Nephrology Section, the nephrologist will provide comprehensive nephrology service, including management of patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, provisions of acute and chronic dialysis services, and management of fluid and electrolyte problems, as well as glomerulonephritis, transplant, and hypertension in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The incumbent will be responsible for working with the other nephrologists, nursing, engineering, pharmacy, vascular surgery, social worker, and nutrition services to ensure our veterans receive the best care in a multidisciplinary team approach.
In addition, the Nephrologist will also function as a teaching attending in the Nephrology consult service and Medicine teaching attending service. The incumbent ensures that appropriate supervision is provided to the nephrology fellows, medicine residents, medical students, and other trainees rotating on inpatient services. The nephrologist reports to the Chief of Nephrology and Chief of Medicine HCG and maintains an appointment with the affiliated University of California at Irvine. The Nephrologist is assigned to several blocks of medicine service teaching attending duty with potential to participate in committee work, administration, and residency administrative needs.
TRAVEL, RELOCATION AND BONUS INFORMATION
- Relocation Expenses Are Not Authorized
-Relocation Incentive NotAuthorized
- Recruitment Incentive Not Authorized
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates must have a doctoral degree 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 include:
(a) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(b) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(c) 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.
LICENSURE AND REGISTRATION: 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. [Physicians 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).]
*Prefer applicants tobeboard certified or eligible in Internal Medicine.
Board Certification: Applicantsboard certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is desired. Board Certification must be listed on your resume.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Physicians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7404(d).
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
The following documents are required:*
- Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 - If Applicable).
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