The specialist in infectious diseases serves as a consultant to other physicians for patients with infectious diseases in an outpatient and/or hospital setting. The specialist in infectious disease is expert in history taking, physical examination, test interpretation, patient counseling and differential diagnosis and medical therapeutics. The specialist in infectious disease is expert in basic aspects and clinical features of infectious disease in all age groups, disease prevention and treatment, host defense mechanisms, and epidemiology. Also expected is a comprehensive understanding of infection control, viruses, parasites, fungi, bacteria, and other organisms; diseases caused by these microbes; immunologic diseases; geographic medicine; the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; principles of antimicrobial therapy; and guidelines for vaccination. Knowledge of infectious diseases encountered in bone marrow and organ transplantation, oncology, infection in childhood, surgical consultations, critical care medicine, and other subspecialties also is essential. The practice of infectious disease is not delimited by the location in which a patient is seen and occurs in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
A "clinician-educator" will spend the majority of his/her time in direct patient care or in the supervision of housestaff and students in both the inpatient or outpatient settings. In addition to the role as clinician, the Clinician-Educator is encouraged to have either major administrative responsibilities for an educational or clinical program or a record of continuous productivity in research as documented by publications in peer reviewed journals.
VA infectious disease specialists receive an academic appointment commensurate with qualification at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). OHSU clinical privileging requires the provider successfully pass the ABIM certification examination and maintain board certification in areas of clinical practice. The incumbent may participate in exchange of clinical services within the Division of Infectious Disease as defined in a Memorandum of Understanding between the VA and OHSU. This exchange of clinical care is considered to be part of your VA position and will be conducted in additional to the VA tour of duty requirements.
As assigned by the section chief, clinical duties for this position will include:
1.Continuity outpatient clinics
2.Precepting residents and fellows in clinic
3.Inpatient infectious disease consult service attending
4.Creation and management of templates and order sets to facilitate non-face to face care (Consults, e-consultation).
5.Completion of infectious disease E-consults
7.Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imaging data, communicating results to patients, and implementing improved quality in systems delivery.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800-1630, Plus on call hours
Functional Statement Title: Adult Internal Medicine Physician
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizens may be appointed in accordance with VA Policy
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
* 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.
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.
Preferred experience in antimicrobial stewardship programs and development of clinical guidelines and programs with a team and outcomes research. Also preferred experience and expertise in transplant infectious diseases with both solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients. Candidate willbe board certified in Internalmedicine board and Infectious Disease.
Physical Requirements: This position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of upt or beyond 10-12 hours each day.
The following documents are required by all applicants:
1. Resume (required)
2. Signed- VA Form 10-2850, "Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors (Revision Jul 2006) (http://www.va.gov/vaforms/)
3. Responses to the questionnaire (required)
4. Copy of your transcript: if you are using education to qualify.
5. Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Revision Oct 2011) (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf)
***If a current VA employee, you do not need to submit the OF Form 306 at this time, ALL OTHERS MUST SUBMIT THE OF Form 306 with application***
6. SF-50- (Required) If you are a current or former federal employee this document is required if using this to support eligibility for the position. please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/)
If you are a preference eligible Veteran you need to include the following documents in addition to the above required documents:
7. SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx, if applicable
8. Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, If applicable.
9. DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) Showing Type of Discharge
Any other documents required by the checklist.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
*Other Veterans Document
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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1956604
2.Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
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.