Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Podiatrist (Surgeon) in Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Summary Seeking a part-time Podiatrist surgeon at the St Cloud VA Health Care System in the Surgical & Specialty Care Integrated Clinical Community working with Veterans throughout the facility. Responsibilities He/she is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is to ensure appropriate use of the available resources and will be responsible for the state-of-the-art standards of care in Surgical Service. He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate. The podiatrist routinely performs outpatient podiatric examinations, determines diagnosis, initiates treatments based on podiatric education and standards of care, and delivers surgical procedures in the operating room or clinical areas. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Participate in all aspects of a Podiatry Program, to include outpatient clinical and administrative. Perform administrative duties related to patient care management including entering progress notes, histories and physicals, discharges summaries and consults, etc. Use electronic medical records- Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team including Nursing, Anesthesiology, Mid-Level Surgical Providers, and medical support staff to ensure prompt and efficient delivery of patient care services. Participate in service level and hospital committees as needed and participate in the facility peer review program. The incumbent duties will include diagnosing, treating and managing patients with diseases per standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques in the outpatient setting. Other services include, but are not limited to: performing office-based podiatric procedures, performing outpatient surgical procedures, provide consultations, work ups and pre-& postoperative care. The Podiatrist will establish professional working relationships with other clinical service providers within the center and outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS), providing telephone and e-consultations, consultations as needed and screening consults that are received for appropriateness prior to scheduling. Work Schedule: Part-time, 70 hours per pay period generally Monday-Friday between 8am and 4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Completion of doctor of podiatric medicine degree, or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in podiatric medicine and surgery. Degree must be obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full, 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 residency training or its equivalent approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Clear physical standards per VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Podiatrists appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d), 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Board certified/board eligible References: VA Handbook 5005/114, Part II, Appendix G4 dated April 1, 2020. Physical Requirements: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.