The VA Medical Center provides comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of Otolaryngology. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients and all phases of ambulatory care. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. 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: The Physical requirements of this position 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 (1/2hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour). ["The Otolaryngologist Responsibilities include: admits, evaluates, diagnoses, consults, and provides non-surgical and surgical care to patients of all ages to correct or treat illnesses, disorders, diseases, or injuries of the head and neck affecting the ears, facial skeleton, respiratory and upper alimentary system. Other responsibilities may include education of medical students and residents. Surgeons with specialization in Head and Neck Cancer and Sinus Surgery will by given preference. Knowledge of and ability to apply a wide range of professional theories, assessment methods and techniques to care for critically ill patients and those with Otolaryngology and Head and Neck disorders and surgical problems. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in critical care areas related to treatment of otolaryngology conditions. Ability to correctly assess qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees. Ability to work effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. Diagnose and treat medical and surgical disorders using the most appropriate techniques in providing quality care. Responsible for initial evaluation and overall workup, history and physicals, and admission of ENT patients as needed. Clinical duties include but are not limited to Operating Room (experience in wide variety of standard otolaryngology surgical procedures and operations), in-patient rounds, Emergency Room and Outpatient Clinics. Perform a wide variety of otolaryngology surgical procedures. Participate in all surgical quality/performance improvement initiatives as appropriate, including VASQIP. Participate in otolaryngology night call and perform emergency ENT surgical procedures. Responsible for providing patients with education concerning their disease state and treatment regimen. Assess Veterans' risks and benefits associated with surgical procedures and will provide appropriate informed consent, so Veterans fully understand the important risks and benefits of surgical intervention. Complete all electronic, clinical, daily charting and documentation required by the Medical Center in a timely manner as appropriate, including outcomes reporting as appropriate. Consult with Medical Center staff on many patient care issues. Maintain clinical privileges as a member of the Medical Staff. Maintain his/her medical license and specialty certification, and the requisite CME requirements. Work effectively with patients and co-workers and will treat other health care professionals and patients' families with respect and dignity. Reports administratively and clinically to the Chief of ENT. In addition, this individual may report to the Chief of Surgery for the program(s) to which he/she is assigned. Meets the needs of customers while supporting the Medical Center and Surgical Services missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (patients, visitors, volunteers, and all Medical Center staff) in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner. Provided customers with consistent information according to established policies and procedures; and manages conflict and problems in dealing with customers constructively and appropriately. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.\nTelework: Not available\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.