Come join an amazing Hematology/Oncology TEAM at our Topeka, KS VA. Topeka is a short one hour commute from the Kansas City metropolitan area. You will see the architectural wonders and historical treasures, like the Kansas Statehouse, Constitution Hall and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Enjoy fresh air and sunshine with a stroll in our expansive outdoor parks, nature trails and at scenic Lake Shawnee. Experience all Topeka has to offer at http://www.visittopeka.com/. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology highly recommended 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 (35 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted) ["The Topeka, Kansas VA Hospital is currently seeking a full-time board certified/board eligible physician to join our Hematology/Oncology Department. Our ideal candidate will enjoy a busy, heavy clinical practice, and be board certified in Hematology Oncology. The Topeka VA Hospital offers a rare opportunity for you to join a premier hematology/oncology team. You will work with a private staff (not shared) of highly experienced and collaborative, multi-certified Registered Oncology Nurses. All are experts at navigating patients through the complexities of multidisciplinary cancer care. This center of excellence has its own dedicated heme/onc pharmacist, social worker, palliative care team, and MSA. In-hospital specialists include interventional and diagnostic radiology/nuclear medicine, pathology, urology, ENT, and much more. Excellent VA and private radiation oncology are seamlessly available. Our onsite, state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner will come online this fall. Patients from other VA facilities, and from private practice, come to our heme/onc unit due to our reputation for compassionate quality of care and access to medications and modalities not available elsewhere. Be part of a multisite weekly Teletumor Conference to confer with specialists at other regional centers of excellence (including KUMC). You will have cross-coverage by our longtime oncologist, who is transitioning to retirement. We are looking for the right leader to build on our outstanding legacy. Become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans. The selected individual will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to, the following:\n- Provide direct professional Hematology/Oncology services to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.\n- Evaluate and treat patients with known or suspected hematological/cancer disease\n- Develop treatment plans including, but not limited to: diagnosis and treatment of hematological/oncology conditions including bone marrow biopsy & aspirations, chemotherapy infusions, oversight of chemotherapy infusions, rounding on hospitalized patients, attending in clinics, writing prescription medications, writing for consultative services, diet instructions, and other physician driven or exclusive decisions, provide consultative service to referring providers\n- Provide medical and technical support and supervision to any Medicine Residents and/or students\n- Provides and/or participates in the resident didactic and clinical care education program for any residents, students, or clinical staff of VA EKHCS\n- Provide both medical and technical support, as applicable, to RNs, LPNs, Health Technicians, PA-Cs and NPs\n- Participates in the Medical Center's Quality Management Program through Hematology/Oncology indicators, monitors and by provision of peer review for outcome occurrence screening.\n- Performs other directly related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: This will be full time 40 hours per week that typically will be scheduled Monday-Friday.\nScope of Practice Title: (Physician) Hematologist-Oncologist\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Matthew Lozzi at Matthew.Lozzi@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 4% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.