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The Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) seeks to recruit a full to part-time staff Hematologist / Oncologist. Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the highest level quality for more than 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coast.
****Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE approved for highly qualified candidate.****The Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in partnership with our academic affiliate, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), seeks to recruit a full-time staff hematologist / oncologist. The physician will report to the Hematology / Oncology Section organized under the Medicine Service at the VAMC and the Division of Hematology / Oncology at MUSC. The division of time between the two organizations is negotiable. MUSC's Hollings Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Program. The physician chosen will play an integral role in the management, growth, and future direction of the Section of Hematology / Oncology at our growing 1A VAMC facility. The physician will build on the existing significant strengths and commitment to service excellence, high quality Veteran care, education, and scholarly endeavors in an environment that underscores a respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsibilities will include promoting and conducting high-quality patient-centric clinical care, mentoring trainees, developing an outstanding educational experience for learners of all levels, enrolling to clinical trials, and conducting scholarly research and quality improvement. Protected time for clinical or basic research can be supported based on interest, previous work, and funding. An administrative role in implementing and growing a regional cancer program is feasible. The optimal candidate will have board certification / eligibility in Internal Medicine and Hematology / Oncology. The appropriate candidate will have experience and training supporting requirements for an MUSC academic appointment at an early career or higher level.
Work Schedule: Full Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Tour of Duty will be determined upon selection.
Part-Time: Variable Hours determined upon selection.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL THE VACANCY IS FILLED. IT MAY BE EXTENDED OR CLOSED PRIOR TO THE CURRENT CLOSING DATE. 1ST CUTOFF DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS 5/13/2020. AFTER THAT DATE, APPLICATIONS WILL BE REFERRED AS REQUESTED BY MANAGEMENT.***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.
Preferred Experience: Board certification in Hematology/Oncology
- 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.
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: Functions as a Physician. Will provide comprehensive primary care services to a defined panel of patients. Duties include history taking, physical examination, ordering laboratories and diagnostic studies, diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans for acute and chronic conditions within the scope of Medicine practice.The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, and lifting of claim files which can be multiple volumes. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.