The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking a well-qualified physician to fill a Tele-Critical Care Intensivist position located in the National Tele-Critical Care Program. (Other duties locations are listed above) Work Schedule: Multiple schedules available (Intermittent/As Needed, Part-time or Full-time).USAJOBS Help Center | Work schedules Work schedules (OPM) 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. https://lcme.org/ , https://osteopathic.org/accreditation/. For Foreign education. https://www.ecfmg.org/ 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Qualification / Experience: Must be able to demonstrate he/she has a satisfactory number of critical care inpatient encounters within the last 24 months. Critical Care Board Certification or Critical Care board eligibility. Completed an ACGME/AOA-accredited and approved residency training program in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine, neurology, or neurosurgery, followed by completion of an accredited and approved training program (fellowship) in critical care medicine. Alternatively, applicant may be Critical Care Medicine (CCM) certified through the ABIM. Have a current ACLS certification. Prior Telemedicine experience, especially Tele-Critical Care. 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: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; light carrying, under 15 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (8 hours); standing (8 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; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability; clear speech. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful. ["The person selected for this position can be located at any of the following locations: Orlando Florida, Cincinnati Ohio, Ann Arbor Michigan. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Complete the medical evaluation, monitoring, and management of patients presenting with critical illness complaints, diseases, and injuries, and in need of critical care management, including high-risk, high-volume and problem-prone procedures, exclusively via telemedicine techniques from remote access. Provide state-of-the-art evidence-based critical care clinical management for all patients in Tele-Critical Care equipped beds or utilizing Tele-Critical Care equipped mobile carts within facilities affiliated with the Tele-Critical Care Program. Working in the Tele-Critical Care center with sufficient frequency to maintain full fluency with the software, equipment, technical issues, primary site staffing models and patterns of utilization of the Tele-Critical Care program and to sustain familiarity with the primary site teaching programs and familiarity with the full cohort of Tele-Critical Care and bedside physicians and nurses (suggested 24 hours scheduled per month or per scheduling policy guidelines at East/West Tele-Critical Care Programs). Interact with bedside hospital-based physicians and nurse managers to facilitate professional relationships. Foster professional relationships with academic faculty and trainees at all sites served. Assist the Tele-Critical Care Physician Director and Associate Physician Director(s) in building a positive working relationship with academic program directors to ensure Tele-Critical Care program adherence with ACGME requirements while maintaining optimal utilization of the Tele-Critical Care resource, as well as patient safety and quality in the management of critically ill patients across the system. Perform medical evaluation, monitoring, and management of patients presenting with critical illness complaints, diseases, and injuries, and in need of critical care management, including high-risk, high-volume and problem-prone procedures, exclusively via telemedicine techniques from remote access. Review the patient's electronic medical record and clinical database and utilize Tele-Critical Care software programs and remote monitoring capabilities as well as audiovisual and written communication technologies as needed for clinical evaluation, decision making, and management. Obtain clinical histories from patients and other sources, conduct remote visual assessments in collaboration with bedside staff, review and interpret the medical record, form a differential diagnosis and clinical plan, make appropriate clinical decisions and provide recommendations, consultation and/or orders. Routinely perform assessments of new patients and evaluations of patients who develop changes in their status. Utilize multiple technologies and facile utilization of technological skills are essential to their performance. The incumbent reports directly to the East Tele-Critical Care Physician Director. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Not Eligible Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Compressed/Alternate: Yes"]
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