The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a BC/BE Dermatologist to provide all aspects of patient care including inpatient/outpatient/telemedical care. Our facility provides services to veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and northwest Ohio and also serves as a referral center for specialty care. Highly qualified candidates are needed to lead, give direction, and provide knowledge, skills and abilities in the Dermatology field.
This position requires employment as a faculty member in the University of Michigan, Department of Dermatology, with a 5/8ths effort devoted to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Thus the successful applicant must have credentials and research publications that will allow the candidate to obtain a joint appointment with the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Dermatology.
Incumbent will provide dermatological patient care to veteran patients. This would include prescribing medications, performing skin surgical procedures, biopsies, laboratory requests and treating patients in an outpatient clinic setting and by tele-dermatology. Experience in store-and-forward and live video tele-dermatology is preferred as this will likely represent a significant portion of patient care in this position. Experience with all forms of phototherapy including excimer laser is preferred. The position is for a consulting dermatologist who receives referrals from other dermatologists and other providers and rarely if ever refers patients to other dermatologists. In addition, incumbent will provide teaching/guidance to rotating residents, fellows, and medical students and train other professional staff in the Dermatology Service. The selected candidate will also serve as a liaison to primary care and internal medicine within the VA Health System. In addition, the selected physician will be expected, with the approval of the Chief, Dermatology Service, to develop an area of individual expertise that will benefit veteran patients and the Dermatology Service; related publications are encouraged. Opportunities for performing basic science research exist.
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is primarily affiliated with the world-renowned University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System and Medical School. We offer residency training in major medical and surgery specialties and sub-specialties. Associated Health Training is also offered in various fields.
Tentative Work Schedule: 8A-1P Monday - Friday
Functional Statement Title: Physician (Dermatology)
* U.S. citizenship
* English language proficiency
* Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
* Licensure and Registration - Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
* Educational requirements - 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
*Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
*Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
*Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
*For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
First-Year Residency (Internship) -Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
*Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR
*Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
Board-Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Dermatology or other board certification in dermatology as approved by AAVAHS Chief of Dermatology.
Incumbent should be interested and experienced with managing patients having auto-immune conditions.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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; religious; 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.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds;?,reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Completed Online Questionnaire
2. CV or Resume
3. VA Form 10- 2850 - Application For Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf)
4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
5. Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 (and SF-15 if claiming disability)
6. If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1922818.
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.