The Medical Director for the Occupational Health Department at the Hampton VA Medical Center will be directly responsible for the management of the Occupational Health Program, including the maintenance of all Occupational Health Programs, and the evaluation of patient care of employees under their care. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2021 or until position is filled, closed or canceled. The job announcement may close without prior notification. The Occupational Health Medical Director is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: Performs basic clinical skills required for direct patient care to evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide basic treatment. Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients to include ordering of diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Ensures documentation of care in the medical record is in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center. Provides clinical oversight of the clinical care to which assigned. Performs pre-employment physicals, evaluates work place injuries and coordinates with workman's compensation, provides clinical support for APPs, interprets VA guidance (Employee Occupational Health Guidebook) for the office of EOH and translates this information into practice guidelines Serves as the Professional Supervisor for the facilities Hearing Conservation Program. Administers the EAP program, provides fitness for duty evaluations, supervises the EOH immunization program, develops and provides reports to the facilities Infection Control and Environment of Care Committees. Assures that protocols are up to date for all key employee health programs including but not limited to: needle stick management and TB screening. Serves as a champion for facility employee flu immunization, prepares COVID 19 (OHRS) reports, and provides surveillance of (amongst others not here specified) the following programs asbestos exposure, TB exposure. Supervises urine drug testing related to pre-employment assessment. Assists with any employee health issues related to construction, building of a solid employee wellness plan for effectively monitoring mandatory programs. Collaborates effectively with employer and employee in an effort to maintain the stay at work and return to work process. Ensures that medical treatment or care plans consist of current best medical practices and are evidence-based if possible. Evaluates Fit for Duty to ensure employee's current capabilities match or exceed the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social demands of the specific tasks. Evaluates occupational risk, on-going workplace hazards, unusual working environments, delays in recovery of function, or questions of potential risk to the public. Work Schedule: Full-time Tour of Duty: 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-55 days of annual paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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