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    This is an open continuous announcement. We will accept applications on an ongoing basis. Qualified applicants will be reviewed and referred every two weeks until the position is filled.


    This may be your opportunity to enjoy federal employment and to participate in one of the largest and most progressive Health Care Systems in the United States! This is also an opportunity to join the team of dedicated healthcare professionals that are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare possible to the Veterans of the U.S. Military, which they have so clearly earned by serving our country!

    Perks and benefits include generous time off, such as: competitive salary, malpractice insurance, 26 Days paid annual leave,  13 Days paid sick/family leave each year, 5 federal holidays per year with pay,  5 CME days absence with pay, health insurance, dental insurance, vison insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, long term care insurance, and a very generous retirement plan.

    Shreveport, Louisiana stands prepared to offer you the ‘lagniappe', which means a little something extra! Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana is situated on the Red River in northwest Louisiana. Commonly known as the ‘Ark-La-Tex', the point where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. The Shreveport-Bossier City area is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, as well as numerous colleges and universities, theaters, lakes, golf courses, beautiful housing areas, churches, and great schools. With a population of nearly 400,000 in the city's metropolitan region, the area promises much to while maintaining a reasonable cost of living and an excellent, temperate climate. You'll enjoy a unique combination of two great American heritages: a little Cajun, and since we're less than 15 minutes from the Texas border, a little Lone Star, too. Shreveport-Bossier boasts elegant Southern charm and a relaxed attitude that suggests you kick your boots off and stay a while to enjoy year-round festivals, Vegas-style gaming, great local dining experiences, live music and family attractions.

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    Duties :

    In addition to compliance with national and local regulatory, policy, and accreditation requirements governing this health care system, this position encompasses the following responsibilities, in partnership with his/her Administrative Officer and the support of the Senior AO, Section Chief and ACOS, Surgical Services.  The incumbent requires appropriate time mapping and resources to ensure they are empowered to meet expected proficiencies in administration, clinical practice, education, and research.

    Administrative Duties:

    i. Obligations/Responsibilities: Ensuring the timely completion of Medical Record Documentation

    ii. Completing annual TMS training

    iii. Proper clinical Management including indirect patient care: open encounter and open consult maintenance, CPRS documentation requirements, monitoring of clinic management. Maintains involvement in matters concerning clinic productivity, relevant performance measures, Quality and Patient Safety oversight, as well as process improvement initiatives.

    Clinical Duties:The incumbent is expected to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty field.  The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board.  All physicians must meet the following qualifications:

    i. Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life.

    ii. Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.

    iii. Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.

    iv. Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.

    v. Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession.

    vi. Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care.

    i. Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitor and coordinate educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements.

    ii. Practitioners are expected to supervise residents and medical students and provide point of care education to non-physicians (e.g. advanced practice providers in the clinic).

    iii. We have an active LSU-Health Shreveport affiliation and a clinical/research faculty position is anticipated. Faculty rank will be dependent upon academic credentials and experience.

    Research and Development  

    i. If the incumbent is involved in research, they should show an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication

    Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Staff Physician/Otolaryngology)

    Work Schedule: Work schedule varies. Hours are 40 per pay period.  Nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call to include call at both the VA and LSUHSC Dept. of Otolaryngology/HNS general and trauma call, will be required depending upon the needs of the service.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it’s not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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