The Physician (Dermatologist) is assigned within the Sub-Specialties Section of the Medicine Service at the VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), Fresno, CA. The physician must have outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills as a member of the VHA professional health care team, and provide continuous veteran-centered care for a variety of medical ailments. This care includes, but is not limited to: assessment, diagnosis, treatment, laboratory, imaging tests, follow-up evaluations, and management of all patients with dermatological diseases according to standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques.
Duties will include day-to-day care of Veteran patients, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Primary duties include assessing, consulting, and treating patients with dermatological diseases who present at the facility. The physician must have expertise and experience with dermatological procedures. Some common dermatologic procedure used to test for diseases are: biopsies, including punch, shave, and excision biopsy; microbiological culture (often called a skin culture); skin allergy patch testing, and Wood's lamp examination. Other dermatologic procedures are used to remove or treat benign or cancerous skin lesions. Cryotherapy, curettage, cyst excision, electrodesiccation, phototherapy, and skin tag removal are examples of the types of methods physicians use to destruct, remove, or treat skin for a wide variety of diseases and conditions. There are also other procedures such as general local anesthesia and suturing, that are routinely used in conjunction with other common dermatological procedures like skin biopsy, curettage, cyst excision. The results from these tests can be used to either confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as skin cancer or a fungal skin infection.
The physician participates in research and education/training activities.The physician must meet requirements for academic appointment with UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Fresno Medical Education Program. The incumbent will be involved in the education and training of residents, fellows, medical students, and non-physician clinical trainees, participating in ground rounds, and lectures. Administrative, direct patient care, teaching, and research are all integrated into the activities and decision processes of the staff Dermatologist physician.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; May need to provide on-call, weekend and holiday coverage.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; or(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation; or (3)for foreign medical graduates, verification with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates that the requirements for certification have been met.
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 a first-year residency,or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification,for the year in which it was completed. (NOTE: VA Physicians 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association; or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the localProfessional 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.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined under "Requirements".
Board Certification by the American Board of Dermatology
Experience in field research
Teaching/supervision of Residents
Ability to secure a faculty appointment as a Clinical Instructor or Clinical Professor with UCSF
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; religions; 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. 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-light lifting (15-44 lbs); Light carrying (under 15 lbs); Pushing (.25 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers, Both hands required;Walking (8 hours); Standing (2 hours); Kneeling (.25 hours); Repeated bending (5 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental stability.
3. Occupational Questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire (If applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting application via fax, you must complete the 1203FX.)
4. Copies of unofficial college transcripts (official transcripts will be required if selected for the position).
5. Copy of all applicablelicenses and certifications required for the position.
6. IF current/former Federal employee, you MUST include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. You may obtain this from your current Human Resources office or your e-Official Personnel Folder. The SF-50 must display: Title, Pay Plan, Occ Code, Grade, tenure, and Position Occupied. This includes ICTAP/CTAP documentation for displaced Federal employees, to include a copy of the agency notice in addition to your last SF-50.
7. IF prior military service, you MUST include a copy of your DD-214 Form for each period of service (Member-4 copy showing type of discharge and dates of service). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability must also submit a copy of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833. If you are on terminal leave from active duty, attach a letter from your commander indicating the data of discharge and type of discharge.
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.