This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more he Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides health care to Veterans living in America's fifth-largest metropolitan area. The facility is staffed by approximately 2,000 employees and supports 145 acute care beds and 135-bed Community Living Center. Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and numerous other allied health schools and colleges, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center offers comprehensive surgical, medical and psychiatric care to include special emphasis programs, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and rehabilitative care. Additional information can be found on our internet site https://www.philadelphia.va.gov/. The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) is recruiting for a full-time Physician (Hematology/Oncology) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This position for a board-certified Hematologist/Oncologist is approved with the goal of primarily treating patients with hematologic disorders, including multiple myeloma, an Agent Orange-associated malignancy. The treatment of other benign and malignant hematologic diseases is also expected. The Hematologist/Oncologist functions under the Chief of the Hematology-Oncology Section, the Chief of the Medical Service and the Chief of Staff. Compliance with all health care system policies, rules, regulations, and by-laws is expected. Medical Oncologists are concerned with the study and treatment of cancer. They work in the inpatient and outpatient settings where they interpret test results, and diagnose, as well as treat, patients with malignancies. Medical Oncologists specialize in the treatment of cancer, and have direct contact with patients. Medical Oncologists are well versed in the management of toxicities caused by antineoplastic agents. Medical Oncologists work with other clinicians within a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat patients with cancer, and maintain accurate and detailed records. Hematologist work activities may involve: Preparing and interpreting blood and bone marrow samples. Analyzing blood samples using computer-aided and manual techniques. Reviewing initial data that may reveal abnormalities in white or red blood cells, platelets or clotting factors. Deciding on additional hematologic testing. Prescribing treatment for individual patients with hematologic diseases. Investigating the biochemistry of blood clotting. Assisting colleagues in the interpretation of hematologic test results. Selecting appropriate techniques for different types of hematological analysis. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team that may include bone marrow transplantation specialists, hematologic subspecialists, or hematopathologists. Teaching or training medical students, residents fellows, and other hospital staff. Providing education and counseling to patients. Maintaining accurate and detailed records. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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