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    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.

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    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
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    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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603264500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.