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Radiation Oncology Physician

Company:
Entourage Consulting LLC
Location:
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Posted:
November 05, 2018

Description:

General Description:

Radiation Oncology Physician shall provide services necessary to perform on-site Radiation Therapy Services to eligible beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Palm Beach.

Responsibilities:

• You shall provide evaluation and treatment of transported inpatient and outpatient clinical services for both palliative and curative cancer patients; follow-up, re-evaluation and treatment visit.

• You shall provide evaluation and treatment plans; follow patients for treatment management, continuing monitoring and follow-up evaluations.

• You shall complete any documentation associated with the treatment provided to VA patients.

• You shall provide, at a minimum, the following Radiation Oncology services for Veteran patients in accordance with the terms specified herein to include: conventional radiation treatment, 3DCRT, IMRT, Rapidarc, Electron Therapy and IGRT treatment shall be fully justified in accordance with the appropriateness criteria of the ACR.

• You shall review previous history, radiographic and lab studies.

• You shall order any other test required for workup.

• You shall discuss with patient and perform examination.

• You shall document the evaluation in CPRS, including at least: Name of Attending Physician, Radiation treatment type (e.g., conventional, IMRT), Curative or palliative radiation treatment, Dose amount and duration of radiation treatment, Discussion of evaluation with patient.

• You shall document initial consultation and full plan of care that includes name of attending physician on all clinical notes, indicate radiation treatment type (i.e. conventional, IMRT), date of simulation or procedure date, curative or palliative radiation treatment, dose amount and duration of radiation treatment and signed patient consent for treatment.

• You shall instruct the patient and care givers on the risks involved including symptom management and symptoms requiring immediate intervention.

• You shall evaluate each patient for treatment management at a minimum of once per five (5) treatments.

• You shall provide the patient with written guidelines regarding their rights and responsibilities.

• You shall maintain written policies and procedures that clearly define guidelines for protecting patients and employees from all unnecessary radiation exposure, provisions for the safe use, removal, handling and storage of radiation and other radioactive elements.

• You shall monitor all therapy for side effects or complications; prescribe dose changes as needed; and review all cases at physician conference.

• You shall document treatment discharge summary (End of Treatment Note) in CPRS to include total radiation treatment doses, patient’s condition at completion of treatment, discharge instructions to patient and a follow-up appointment with thirty (30) to sixty (60) days post treatment.

• You must see each patient at least one (1) time following the radiation therapy treatment series within thirty (30) to sixty (60) calendar days of the end of a treatment series.

• You shall attend and participate in weekly peer review conferences to discuss the appropriateness of treatment decisions, treatment goals and expected results.

• You shall be responsible for abiding by the Facility's Medical Staff By-Laws, rules, and regulations (referenced herein) that govern medical staff behavior.

Qualifications:

• You shall have a current license to practice medicine in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia (when services are performed on-site on VA property).

• You shall have ABR certified physician(s) in the area of Radiation Oncology.

• You shall have copies of current Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Certified Education Union (CEU)

• You shall have ACLS, BLS and CPRS

• You shall be technically proficient in the skills necessary to fulfill the requirements, including the ability to speak, understand, read and write English fluently.

• You shall provide documents upon request to verify current and ongoing competency, skills, certification and/or licensure related to the provision of care, treatment and/or services performed.

• You shall have knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to serve the radiation oncology patient population.

• You shall demonstrate knowledge of growth, development, and pathophysiology of disease processes specific to the radiation oncology patient population.

• You shall provide verifiable evidence of all educational and training experiences including any gaps in educational history.

• You shall be responsible for abiding by the Facility’s Medical Staff By-Laws, rules and regulations referenced herein that govern medical staff behavior.