The specialist in infectious diseases serves as a consultant to other physicians for patients with infectious diseases in an outpatient and/or hospital setting. The specialist in infectious disease is expert in history taking, physical examination, test interpretation, patient counseling and differential diagnosis and medical therapeutics. The specialist in infectious disease is expert in basic aspects and clinical features of infectious disease in all age groups, disease prevention and treatment, host defense mechanisms, and epidemiology. Also expected is a comprehensive understanding of infection control, viruses, parasites, fungi, bacteria, and other organisms; diseases caused by these microbes; immunologic diseases; geographic medicine; the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; principles of antimicrobial therapy; and guidelines for vaccination. Knowledge of infectious diseases encountered in bone marrow and organ transplantation, oncology, infection in childhood, surgical consultations, critical care medicine, and other subspecialties also is essential. The practice of infectious disease is not delimited by the location in which a patient is seen and occurs in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
As assigned by the section Chief, clinical duties for this position will include:
- Continuity outpatient clinics
- Precepting residents and fellows in clinic
- Inpatient infectious disease consult service attending
- Creation and management of templates and order sets to facilitate non-face to face care (Consults, e-consultation)
- Completion of infectious disease E-consults
- Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imagine data, communicating results to patients, and implementing improved quality in systems delivery
Functional Statement Title: Adult Internal Medicine Physician/Infectious Disease, Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine
Work Schedule: Day Tour plus on-call hours
* Must be a Citizen of the United States
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Must possess a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine
* Must hold a 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 three year internal Medicine residency in good standing
* Passed or be eligible to take the certifying examination inInternal Medicineof the American Board of Internal medicine
* Have passed or beeligible to take the certifying examination in Infectious Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine
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.
The position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of up to or beyond 10 to 12 hours each day.
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.
The following documents are required by all applicants: 1. Resume (required)
2. Signed10-2850, "Application for Associated Health Occupations (Revision Jul 2006) (http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required)
3. Responses to the questionnaire (required)
4. Copy of your transcript: if you are using education to qualify.
5. Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Revision Oct 2011) (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) (required)Please note: ***The signed OF Form 306 must be the current version (Oct/2011) and dated with in the last six months of the closing date of the announcement.***
If a current or former Federal Employee:
In addition to the above please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/)
If you are a preference eligible Veteran you need to include the following documents in addition to the above required documents:
6. SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx, if applicable
7. Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, If applicable.
8. DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) Showing Type of Discharge
Any other documents required by the checklist.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians )
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is TAG:VacancyID.
2.Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire.
2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.