The Physician in this position will serve as the Compensation and Pension and Occupational Health Section Chief for the Marion, IL VA Medical Center and report directly to the Chief, Primary Care Service. Compensation and Pension examsserve the purpose of determining the amount of disability a Veteran might be suffering as a result of their service in the military. The focused and comprehensive examinations are performed according to VBA standards and submitted electronically forrating determinationsby VBA. This is a joint position with Occupational Health. This includes providing comprehensive and follow up care and evaluation for on the job workplace injuries/evaluations/illnesses.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Supervision of General Medical Compensation and Pension and Occupational Health Program staff to include: evaluations, disciplinary actions, review of workload, etc.
Ensure Compensation and Pension examinations are conducted consistently within the required time frames.
Provide administrative, programmatic and clinical oversight of the General Medical Compensation and Pension and Occupational Health Program.
Develop and implement appropriate policies, procedures, plans and professional standards that guide and support the Compensation and Pension and Occupational Health Program.
Develop program review and evaluation to ensure that the access, quality of care, customer service/patient satisfaction and utilization management/efficiency dimension of care are continuously evaluated and improved.
Comply with all functions and standards of accreditation entities such as The Joint Commission.
Collaborate with specialty departments who may provide services as part of the Compensation and Pension and Occupational Health Program.
Provide medical opinions relating to the service connected benefits, receive cases on appeal and respond in a timely manner.
Work Schedule:Full-time that includes a 40 hour work week, typically 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday. However, hours and days could vary, including the potential for extended hours to include either early mornings or evening hours and/or Saturdays.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Section Chief, Compensation and Pension and Occupational Health)
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: Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and under);use of fingers; both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). 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, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1947774.
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.