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Physician - Clinical Educator

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Job Description:

Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as services in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of assigned patients.
  • Comprehensive Women's health care duties include, assessment and treatment of patients, including pelvic examination, pap smears and other related gender-specific healthcare of women, reviews diagnostic studies and reports abnormal findings.
  • Provides effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon request from other Services/Departments.
  • Obtains patient histories, performs physical exams, formulates a working diagnosis and develops/implements a treatment plan according to clinical guidelines and to determine appropriate hospitalization, and/or disposition to Nursing Home Care, Assisted Living, Community Nursing Home, and/or Home Care.
  • Orders appropriate tests and incorporate results for treatment plan.
  • Initiates or expedites requests for consults, special tests, or studies.
  • Authorized to write both inpatient and outpatient medical orders, treatments and medications.
  • Provides education and counseling to patient and family in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
  • May serve as an attending/teaching physician for internal medicine residents/students as assigned.
  • Coverage of extended hours of clinic coverage in the evenings and on weekends will be required on an intermittent basis.
  • Works with nurses to coordinate care in non-face to face settings.
  • Provides supervision/collaboration to mid-level provider as assigned/requests
  • Participates in Peer reviews, chart reviews, hospital/clinic committees and Process improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Utilizes proficient data-entry (typing) skills
  • BLS and ACLS required
  • The Clinical Educator will be in charge of a panel of patients (panel size 900-1000) composed of patients he/she will see directly and of patients he/she will be co-managed through the residents.
  • The allocated time for this position 40% direct patient care, 40% resident supervision of residents and/or medical students, 10% administrative, and 10% research.
  • Other duties as assigned


    Basic Requirements:


    • Must be US Citizen (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
    • Must have 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 an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:


      • Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
      • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
      • For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.


        • 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
        • Must have completed a 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.


          (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.)

          Preferred Experience:


          • Experience in an educational role in internal medicine precepting residents and medical students
          • MD or DO, board-certified to practice internal medicine
          • Prior experience in a VA setting
          • Eligibility for appointment to the faculty at University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Internal Medicine at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor


            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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, light lifting, under 15 pounds, use of fingers, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted); must pass a pre-employment examination.None

            To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

            • Resume


              VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

              The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.


              • Cover Letter
              • DD-214
              • OF-306
              • ECFMG
              • Disability Letter
              • Resume
              • SF-15
              • SF-50
              • Transcript

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