You could be part of an important initiative to provide care for our nations Veterans! The East Orange VA Medical Center in NJ needs a Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) who possess strong leadership qualities, energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! VA New Jersey HCS Radiation Oncology Department is a training site for resident Physicians from the Radiation Oncology Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. To meet our clinical and educational obligations, we require the services of qualified Physician- (Radiation Oncologist), to support the Radiation Oncology service at the East Orange Campus of VA NJHCS. The Radiation Oncology Team is made up of highly skilled, caring professionals including radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, health techs, medical physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, biologists, administrators, social workers, dieticians, nurse navigators and oncology psychologists. Scope of service includes but is not limited to: Clinical Evaluation The Physician-(Radiation Oncologist) initial evaluation of the patient includes history, physical examination, review of pertinent diagnostic studies and reports, and communication with the referring physician and other appropriate physicians involved in the patient's care. Establishing Treatment Goals The Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) will define treatment goals (curative, palliative, adjuvant, pre-op or post op, or to establish local tumor control) as clearly as possible .He/she will determine need for additional procedures such as placement of fiducial markers or rectal spacers. He/she will also determine the need for addition of chemotherapy, immunotherapy or hormonal therapy or a combination of same and the timing of such in conjunction with the medical oncologist as needed. Simulation of Treatment Simulation is the process of establishing and documenting the appropriate volume to be treated and identifying the normal structures within or adjacent to this volume. During simulation, The Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) will determine the optimal patient positioning, and immobilization devices required. The Radiation therapy modality to be used is also determined since it relates to the scan. EBRT: 3D, IMRT, SBRT, or SRS or electron beam therapy. Brachytherapy:LDR or HDR. Treatment Planning The cognitive process of treatment planning requires the Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) to have knowledge of the natural history of the tumor to be treated and to determine the tumor site, its extent, and its relationship with adjacent normal tissues and tissue tolerance. He/she may use fusion of MR or PET with the planning scan to contour. He/she contours the normal tissues, organs at risk and target volumes with the dosimetrist. The plan is developed based on dose/ volume objectives and constraints for the specific cancer type and stage. Gantry and collimator angles and couch positions are determined at this time as well as need for internal or external compensation. Informed Consent Prior to simulation and treatment, informed consent must be obtained and documented by the Physician- (Radiation Oncologist), or his/her designee consistent with departmental standard operating procedure. Monitoring of Treatment Delivery Treatment management is an ongoing dynamic process in which the Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) oversees treatment delivery as well as any potential symptoms or complication resulting from the patient's disease or from treatment. Follow-up of Patients after Completion of Treatment Upon completion of treatment a summary is created. The patient then receives a follow up appt. consistent with department policy and NCCN guidelines. Participation in Clinical Trials The Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) is expected to offer enrollment in clinical trials to all eligible patients and to participate as a PI or Co-PI on department initiated trials. Timeliness Requirements The Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) will follow the requirements outlined in department standard operating procedures which incorporate standard VA requirements as well as those standard in the specialty of radiation oncology. Documentation Requirements The Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) must apply for access to the VA Intranet system and demonstrate competence in accessing healthcare system policies and other key documents archived on the Intranet. Additionally, the Physician- (Radiation Oncologist) must read and respond to VA e-mail on a daily basis. Work Schedule: Determined by Chief of Radiation Oncology Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Application: It's highly recommended you submit the Application for Physicians - VA Form 10-2850 alongside with your CV/Resume.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.