| Responsible for the distinctive, high-caliber medical education programs for attending staff, residents, nephrology fellows, and medical students. Leads a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nursing and medical support staff to care for acute and chronic hemodialysis patients. Develops protocols for patients with chronic kidney disease, both pre-dialysis and end-stage, in accordance with VA guidelines and the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF DKOQI). Participates in Nephrology activities as a member of the Alpert Medical School, Brown University Nephrology Division. Participates in Nephrology clinical research programs; serves on service level and hospital committees, as needed; and participates in the facility peer review program. Maintains a record of successful practice management, excellent clinical skills in an academic setting. Promotes constructive problem resolution in an environment of competing priorities and promote the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging self-assessment.Provides a high standard of teaching through direct patient care experiences, clinical patient visits, and inpatient visits. Serves an active role in providing advice and counsel in accomplishing the medical centers mission and goals.?,|
A copy of the functional statement for this position can be made available upon request, after the closing date of vacancy announcement.
Note: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
Supervisory Position: Selectee will be required to serve a one-year probationary period for supervisors if not previously served.
U.S. Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Education: Must possess a 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 Veteran Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Licensure: Must possess a 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Preferred Qualifications: Board Certified or Board Eligible with the American Board ofNephrology. Maintain current ACLS and BLS Certification.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf. This can also be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your résumé/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
Physical Standards: the Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
An incomplete application will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV), R?Šsum?Š, or Application (http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf)\
- Online Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire
- If you are a current or formal Federal Employee, you must include your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action which shows your position title/grade and step (do not submit an Award SF-50). Also provide the SF-50 that reflects the highest grade level held on a permanent basis or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.