- Participation in Quality Management activities including but not limited to monthly Mortality and Morbidity Surgical Staff Meetings.
- Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquire CME's as required.
- Responsible for the urology clinical support staff to ensure quality of care is provided, oversight of clinical and operating access/utilization regarding urology.
- Expected to participate in appropriate continuing education activities as necessary and to ensure other clinical staff participates in continuing education to maintain licensure and acceptable level of technical skill.
- Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility.
- Expected to be cooperative in manner with other members of the medical/dental staff to achieve the goal or providing necessary care.
- Adheres to the policies and procedures of this hospital and to ensure members of the Urology staff adhere to the same guidelines.
- Chief of Urology will chair monthly or more frequent meetings attended by the members of the Urology Team. The attendance is mandatory for all members.
- The Chief of Urology will report all incidences of care relating to Urology that he/she believes did not meet acceptable standards to the Chief of Surgery. At a minimum, these incidents will be discussed in the Surgical M&M Staff Meeting.
- Urologists' responsibilities include being able to admit, work-up, and treat either surgical or medical patients presenting with illness or injuries of the genitourinary systems.
- Urologists are responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures.
- Evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status, lab values and vital signs of the patient prior to surgery. Appropriate notes are written in the patient's medical records, times, dates, and signed.
- Provides inpatient and outpatient consultations and pre-operative patient and Operating Room evaluations.
- Work effectively with patients, families, co-workers, and other health care professionals treating them with respect and dignity.
- The Urologists provide patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient. The surgeon must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the Surgical Service. The Urologists must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon age-related factors as specified on the competence assessment checklist.
- Urologists perform minor and major surgical procedures. They are expected to use the best available procedures and perform them at or above national statistical levels.
- He/she is responsible for regular postoperative follow-up, patient teaching and wound care upon discharge orders in the chart in a timely manner.
Work Schedule:Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
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- 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 allopathic 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 studywas 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 ofresidency 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: moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 lbs.), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking and standing 3 hours per shift, kneeling, repeated bending, 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 other, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted).
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.
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
VA Form 10-2850- Application forPhysicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors. Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search
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.
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.