The Employee Health Physician performs delivery of comprehensive healthcare to employees prior to employment, if injured at work, and coordinates the immunization of all employees at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. This includes but is not limited to performance of pre-employment physicals to all new hires who have physical requirements of the job and who come in contact with patients including Nursing, Social Workers, Physicians, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Dentists, Physical Therapists, PAs, NPs, Motor Vehicle Operators, Sterile Processing Service (SPS) employees, Housekeeping, Food Service, Police, Fire, Engineering, Cemetery Caretakers, and Recreation Therapists.
Evaluation and treatment of all injured employees and follow-ups; evaluation of all injured employees and treat them including ongoing follow-up until returned to full duty; accommodation of injured employees providing light duty assignments; evaluation of treatment of ill employees; assist with medical emergencies of employees when needed; fitness for duty exams per Human Resources Management Services (HRMS) request; fitness for duty exams for impaired employees while on duty; medical disability evaluation for employees when requested by HRMS. See all employees with ergonomic requests and often visit their worksite and provide input to ease their pain in collaboration with the safety officer. Provide vaccines for employees such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A and B vaccine for certain employees, Tdap as needed, annual flu vaccine, H1N1 vaccine. Provide for employees that need annual TB surveillance for all employees and pre-employment TB clearance step one and two.
Currently the Employee Health Physician participates in the Agent Orange Screening program and manages the Ergonomic program. Work with safety and industrial hygiene(IH) to carry out an optimal respiratory protection program and deal appropriately with work related injuries. Work with human resources and with the facility's drug testing program Oversee VA Directives regarding occupational health issues at the facility other duties as assigned Ensuring Occupational Health policies comply with Office of Personal Management, Veterans Health Administration, CDC, OSHA, and other applicable regulatory agencies. Ensure timely pre-employment exams, mandatory annual exams (POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, BOILER PLANT), medical reviews and Medical surveillance (i.e., respirator protection program), and DOT/Volunteer driver exams. Serve as Administrator for the Occupational Health Record System (OHRS) and responsible to enter data and run reports. Maintain and update health records for employees and without compensation appointees. Manage lab and appropriate follow-up visits and communications with employees as needed. Work with infection control officer (monitoring Blood Borne Pathogen exposure, Flu Vaccination program, TB surveillance)
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours may change based on the needs of the medical center and our Veterans.
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 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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.
Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 4 hours); Pushing (up to 4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); 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; Both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(10-2850, Application for Physicians and Dentists) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
All applicants are required to submit a CV or Resume.
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1990102.
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.