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Physician - Wound Care Section Chief

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Columbia
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

The incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of educational wound care programs for patients, staff and other medical center health care staff. They will coordinate quality improvement initiative to optimize skin and wound outcomes. Incumbent will be responsible for providing on going monitoring of the wound and the patients response to the established plan to include measurement and observation of the wound. Will develop/coordinate practices for preventions and management of skin break down; provide consultation and hands on care for wound care patients with acute or chronic wounds. The incumbent will be responsible for oversight and organization of wound care services, providing patient care for surgical service patients. Required is also the development of scope of practice for wound care staff assuring implementation of quality improvement measures along with developing an action plans to meet performance measures pertaining to wound care services within the department of surgery. The position will serve as a consultant and advisor to subordinate, peers and administration. Candidates will be expected to participate in the clinical practice and teaching of mid- levels in wound care. Clinical responsibilities include the full spectrum of operative and non-operative management of wound care based on specialty training. For a wound care trained provider, the practice will encompass a full spectrum of general wound care including, but not limited to include: enhancing health care services and including prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation, consultation, treatment for patients with acute or chronic wounds, wound debridement of devitalized tissue , chemical cauterization, providing monitoring of wound and patient response to treatment plans, coordinating quality improvement initiatives to optimize skin and wound outcomes. The applicant will participate in a wide range of activities to include clinical and outpatient evaluation of new and follow-up patients and inpatient consultations. The applicant will also attend and be an active participant in hospital based committees.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.
  • 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 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board certification in Wound Care or Board Eligible (must obtain certification within 24 months of hire). 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
    • CV
    • VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at:
    • Copy of current license. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
      • Cover Letter
      • DD-214
      • Other
      • Other Veterans Document
      • Resume
      • SF-15
      • SF-50
      • Transcript

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