The Dermatologist provides patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide Dermatological patient care to our patients. This would include physician order entry for prescribing medications, laboratory and radiology requests. See patients in an inpatient and outpatient clinic setting. Evaluate, diagnose, consult, and order appropriate diagnostic studies; perform surgical and non-surgical dermatology procedures on the skin and certain skin lesions as appropriate on all adults who present with injuries or diseases of the skin. Assist in tele-dermatology along with other providers. Submit consult requests and patient notes into the Computer Patient Records System (CPRS). Provide timely documentation for new patient examinations and extensive follow-up visits. Review laboratory, radiology, procedures and consultation reports. Communicate normal and abnormal results to patients. Appropriately code all outpatient encounters. Completes encounters in a timely manner. Provide consultative series on patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/or affiliated VA outpatient clinics, and perform administrative functions and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of the Medicine Service. Attend hospitals assigned committees, section meetings, and other administrative functions. Maintain accurate data on all procedures. Prepare and update the policy and procedure manual for the department that complies with JCAHO guidelines. Provide guidance to Residents and Medical Students on rotation. Train other professional staff in the Dermatology section. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM. Hours subject to change depending on the needs of the facility. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be approved for highly qualified candidates. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.