Dermatologist at the VA White River Junction Medical Center. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and patient care areas involved with the service. Incumbent is a staff consultant dermatologist at the full performance level This position is located in the Dermatology Division at [VA WRJ MEDICAL CENTER]. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and patient care areas involved with the service. Incumbent is a staff consultant dermatologist at the full performance level Incumbent is a consultant dermatologist and performs functions associated with dermatologic practice. Incumbent functions at the full performance level. In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position, the incumbent: a. Uses a wide range of knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range theories, principles, and methodologies in the dermatology to a wide range of populations; b. Develops coherent treatment strategies; c. Incorporates new clinical procedures sufficient to perform clinical services independently; d. Conducts assessments, provides treatment interventions, and provides consultation to other health care professionals; e. Has knowledge of dermatologic instrumentation and its uses; f. Has knowledge of principles and techniques used in diagnosis and management of skin disorders; g. Has knowledge of principles and techniques used in dermatologic diagnosis of skin pathology scope of practice; h. Exercises independent clinical judgment and adapts clinical procedures and techniques to accommodate age-specific and unique patient conditions, needs, and expectations. i. Consults with physicians and other health care practitioners related to diagnostic evaluation and treatment. j. Documents in the medical record: evaluates, diagnosis and clinical opinion, treatment plans, outcomes of treatment, changes in functional status, and patient/family education. k. Attends interdisciplinary team meetings; participates with other health care practitioners to address the global needs of the patient, advises on diagnosis and treatment. EDUCATION a. Provides orientation/training of medical staff. b. Assists in orientation and training of new staff. c. Assists in the training and supervision of students, trainees, and fellows, providing feedback on progress toward established educational goals. d. Keeps current with theory and practice through continuing education programs, journals, textbooks, and other literature, and in-service programs. e. Provides patient and family education including informed consent. ADMINISTRATIVE a. Participates in developing guidelines and protocols, new patient programs, and evaluation of existing programs. b. Maintains patient records and other data required by the clinic, service, and medical center. c. Maintains, supplies, equipment and clinical areas to optimize safety and efficiency. d. May be requested to service on service-level committees or task forces or to represent to service/section on medical center, network, or national committees. e. May perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial; f. Follows applicable informed consent, HIPAA rules on privacy and protecting patient rights. 3. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS Incumbent functions as an independent practitioner and is fully responsible for all clinical decisions under general direction of a program manager, service chief, assistant chief, or dermatologist / dermatologic surgeon, or person of equivalent organizational rank. Work Schedule: TBD VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.
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