Duties: This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), St Louis Health Care Network (VISN 15), John Cochran VA Medical Center (VAMC), and Surgical Service. The successful candidate serves as an Otolaryngologist. He/she is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is to ensure appropriate use of the available resources, and will be responsible for the state-of-the-art standards of care in Surgical Service. He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate. Duties to include, but not limited to:
Performs a full range of complete otolaryngology-head and neck-related diagnostic, management, and illness-related counseling services to the veterans population served by the facility.
Assure the provision of high quality and safe patient care both in and outside of the operating room.
Provides 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.
Performs administrative components of patient care management such as: dictation of progress notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, and consultative services for inpatients and outpatients.
This position involves direct supervision and teaching of residents, as well as mid-level providers.
Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Rotating on-call schedule Functional Statement Title/#: VA Handbook 5005, Chapter II, Appendix G2 - Physician Qualification Standards
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Able to hold a facility appointment with either Washington University School of Medicine orSaintLouis University School of Medicine.
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.
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: include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 10 lbs., sitting (4 hours), standing (2 hours), walking (2 hours), bending/stooping (1 hour), twisting (1/2 hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour).
For additional information on Physical Standards please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
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 *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.
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.
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 1991139.
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.