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Physician (Compensation and Pension)
The Compensation and Pension (C&P) Physician will meet the VA Expectations as a member of the medical staff adhering to current Long Beach Healthcare System medical By-Laws, rules of the Medical Staff and practice under their approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Professional communication skills and organizational skills are highly desirable. The C&P Physician will use their knowledge and skills to effectively conduct multi system based medical examinations; excluding mental health or other specialty evaluations. The evaluations may be used for supporting a statutory disability claim resolution process. C&P Physician may also perform non-treatment evaluations for service members who are exiting the military in support of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES). Additionally, the incumbent may also be required to complete pre-discharge examinations for service members in support of the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) and Quick Start (QS) programs. The C&P Physician is responsible and accountable for the provision of these evaluations within the C&P outpatient arena. In addition, the C&P Physician is responsible and accountable for ordering laboratory, x-ray and diagnostic studies according to the guidance provided for these types of evaluations. The C&P Physician will perform the required examination, provide a diagnosis, and/or provide the requested opinion as necessary to make a decision on a veterans' claim for service-connected disability or for the military. It is the C&P Physician responsibility to utilize and consider all information including lay and/or medical evidence, claimant statements, claim file review, and any competent evidence of a current claimant disability, or persistent or recurring symptoms of disability possibly associated with claimant's military service. The incumbent functions as an advocate for Veterans and directs them to indicated points of contact for filing claims and for clinical and follow-up care when needed. This position requires use and knowledge of computer systems and electronic medical records systems. This knowledge includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. The incumbent will perform evaluations within the guidelines and quality indicators set forth by Disability and Medical Assessment (DMA), the C&P Service, and the HSTVAMH. The C&P Provider will be responsible for generating C&P evaluation reports solely utilizing CAPRI DBQ templates for the official record of the Veteran's/Service Member's evaluations. The C&P Physician will engage in DMA/other approved internal quality review procedures and other C&P Evaluations or administrative duties. 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 Certification preferred, experience working with a VA/DOD joint venture and experience in working with academic affiliates. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.