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Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Topeka, KS
Career Level: Director
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


The Topeka, Kansas VA Hospital is currently seeking afull-time board certified/board eligible physician to join our Oncology Department.Our ideal candidate will enjoy a busy, heavy clinical practice, and be board certified in Hematology Oncology.

The Topeka VA Hospital offers a rare opportunity for you to join a premier hematology/oncology team. You will work with a private staff (not shared) of highly experienced and collaborative, multi-certified Registered Oncology Nurses. All are experts at navigating patients through the complexities of multidisciplinary cancer care. This center of excellence has its own dedicated heme/onc pharmacist, social worker, palliative care team, and MSA. In-hospital specialists include interventional and diagnostic radiology/nuclear medicine, pathology, urology, ENT, and much more. Excellent VA and private radiation oncology are seamlessly available. Our onsite, state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner will come online this fall. Patients from other VA facilities, and from private practice, come to our heme/onc unit due to our reputation for compassionate quality of care and access to medications and modalities not available elsewhere. Be part of a multisite weekly Teletumor Conference to confer with specialists at other regional centers of excellence (including KUMC). You will have cross-coverage by our longtime oncologist, who is transitioning to retirement. We are looking for the right leader to build on our outstanding legacy. Become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans.

The selected individual will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to, the following:
* Provide direct professional Hematology/Oncology services to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
* Evaluate and treat patients with known or suspected hematological/cancer disease
* Develop treatment plans including, but not limited to: diagnosis and treatment of hematological/oncology conditions including bone marrow biopsy & aspirations, chemotherapy infusions, oversight of chemotherapy infusions, rounding on hospitalized patients, attending in clinics, writing prescription medications, writing for consultative services, diet instructions, and other physician driven or exclusive decisions, provide consultative service to referring providers
* Provide medical and technical support and supervision to any Medicine Residents and/or students
* Provides and/or participates in the resident didactic and clinical care education program for any residents, students, or clinical staff of VA EKHCS
* Provide both medical and technical support, as applicable, to RNs, LPNs, Health Technicians, PA-Cs and NPs
* Participates in the Medical Center's Quality Management Program through Hematology/Oncology indicators, monitors and by provision of peer review for outcome occurrence screening.
* Performs other directly related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule:This will be full time 40 hours per week that typically will be scheduled Monday-Friday.
Scope of Practice Title:(Physician) Hematologist-Oncologist
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Travel:Travel between the Leavenworth and Topeka campuses may be required.

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,00) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.The EDRP Coordinator, Matt Lozzi can be reached at and Chris Kirmse can be reached

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
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.

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.
* 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.
Preferred Experience:Board Certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology highly recommended

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:Moderate lifting (35 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; 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: 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:


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