The Department of Medicine at the Durham VA Medical Center is recruiting additional MD, DO or MD/PhD academic Oncologists or Hematologists to expand the Tele-Oncology clinical services delivered to Veterans locally and regionally. An affiliate academic appointment may be available at a Medical Center affiliated with an NCI-designated Cancer Center. VA Benefits Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: Paid leave at the rate of 26 days per year; paid sick leave at the rate of 13 days per year; 10 paid federal holidays per year 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) Incentives: Possible signing bonus and student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Duties include, but are not limited to: Keeps abreast of latest trends, skills, procedures, and protocols relevant in the area of specialty and serves as a resource person for the medical center staff Develop and maintain expertise in one or more subspecialty areas of Hematology/Oncology Reviews outpatient hematology/oncology consults received by the service and affects an appropriate resolution through completion of electronic consult, scheduling to the outpatient hematology oncology clinics, and/or referral of the consult to another Hematology/Oncology provider Perform comprehensive history and physical examinations; establish medical diagnoses and appropriately enter, transcribe, &/or execute orders Order and interpret necessary diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms Formulate treatment plans and monitor patient progress Document patient encounters in a timely fashion Promotes, directs, evaluates, and is responsible for the management of safe patient care for patients being treated in the chemotherapy infusion unit including writing orders for administration of blood products and chemotherapy agents Responds to requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies; communicate and coordinate care among consultants to guide patient care Provides Hematology/Oncology care by telehealth Attends tumor board as assigned by the Chief of Hematology/Oncology Discuss and document advance care planning (end-of-life decision-making) Arranges for chemotherapy access procedures and biopsies with Interventional Radiology and Surgery Assists, as needed with marrow transplant (BMT) referrals by arranging appropriate clinical work-up, documentation, and transplant application submission to respective VA facility administrative authorities, VACO, and the respective VA BMT facilities Discuss proposed procedures, including the attendant risks and potential complications, and obtain the appropriate informed consent from patients; this includes obtaining informed consents for blood transfusions Attends tumor board as assigned by the Director of National TeleOncology Work Schedule: To be determined Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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