Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Podiatrist in Syracuse, New York
Summary The Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a Podiatrist to care for our veterans. Responsibilities VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. Overall responsibilities: Provides comprehensive podiatric care consisting of assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, development of a treatment plan, referrals and consultations when deemed necessary, and coordination of aftercare services. Responsible for the coordination of a multidisciplinary team in the above activities. Participates in quality management activities. Each podiatrist is responsible to perform his/her duties and responsibilities, clinically and administratively, in accordance with the guidelines develop for clinical privileges and the bylaws of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Syracuse, New York. Specific duties and functions: A. Clinical duties and responsibilities: Attendings perform history and physical examinations, evaluate all pediatric problems and to find the appropriate therapeutic approach. The podiatrist will routinely review imaging studies and a range of clinical laboratory tests. Provides comprehensive, continuing, coordinated podiatric care for podiatry patients including the following: 1. Assesses patients podiatric condition 2. Coordinates the development of a treatment plan 3. Plan and implement discharge planning for patients 4. Perform clinical functions appropriate to credentials, training and experience 5. Care is performed in the outpatient clinic, inpatient unit, ER, (CLC, CBOC, OR when applicable) and on Medical Center consultations 6. Address the unique characteristic and issues with regard to the young adult (18-39) middle adult (40-64), older adult (65-80) and geriatric (80+) patient, taking into consideration cognitive deficits and emotional and behavioral reactions to stressful life events such as ill health, economic problems and the loss of significant others B. Administrative duties and responsibilities: 1. Participates in the monitoring of Pl indicators and conducts peer reviews when requested 2. Compliance with the VA policy C. Resident supervision and teaching: 1. Podiatrist will be responsible for the supervision evaluation of residence and podiatry students in the outpatient clinic, inpatient unit, ER, (OR and CLC when applicable) and on consultations Work Schedule: M - F 07:30 - 4:00 or as determined by the service Occasional Travel to our community based clinics, as determined by the service. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications 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. Podiatrist Basic Requirements Degree as a doctor of podiatric medicine, or its equivalent, from a school of podiatric medicine approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Approved schools are United States schools of podiatric medicine approved by the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association in the year in which the degree was granted. AND Completed, or currently completing, 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. VA Podiatrists involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies and training experiences, or their equivalents, which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. AND Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice Podiatry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-4 Podiatrist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician Assistant under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. Education Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.