Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology, New Mexico VA Health Care System
The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), the University of New Mexico (UNM) Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine and the UNM NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC; cancer.unm.edu) are seeking applications for the position of Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology at the NMVAHCS. The NMVAHCS Hematology/Oncology program is the major academic affiliate of the UNM Division of Hematology/Oncology and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The NMVAHCS Section Chief will play a major leadership role within the UNM Division of Hematology/Oncology and will have the opportunity to become engaged in research, clinical, and clinical trials programs within the Division and the UNM Cancer Center. The Chief will also have the opportunity to have a major teaching role in the Division in a joint NMVAHSC and UNM Hematology/Oncology Fellowship training program. The NMVAHCS and UNMCCC are focused on discovery the causes and the cures for cancer, focused on those cancers which disproportionately affect the multi-ethic populations of New Mexico.
Support for the VA Hematology/Oncology Section Chief position will include support for the recruitment of up to 3 additional faculty members. This Chief will be appointed in the Tenure or Clinician-Educator Track in the Professorial series at UNM and will report directly to the Chief of Medicine at the NMVAHCS. This individual will also collaborate closely with the Divisional and Cancer Center Leadership at UNM with responsibility for coordinating the scientific, clinical and educational oncology programs at NMVAHCS with programmatic initiatives at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Qualified applicants will have an MD, current medical license and be board-certified or eligible in Hematology and/or Oncology. The ideal candidate will be suitable for academic appointment at UNM at the level of associate or full professor, as evidenced by a strong track record of academic and clinical excellence. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership skills and success in mentorship. Applicants must also be eligible for appointment at the VA. The VA's basic qualification standards may be found at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/application-process/navigating/before-you-apply.asp.
UNM seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician
Fair Labor Standards Act:Exempt Bargaining Unit Status Code: 8888
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Must have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year it 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.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Must be a U.S. Citizen. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.)
Board Certification/Eligibilityis preferred, but not required, as the New Mexico VAHCS is affiliated with the University of New Mexico and is an academic facility.
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrist, and Chiropractors) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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.
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 1911724.
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.