The incumbent of this position serves as a Health Scientist Specialist for the Hematology/Oncology Services, part of the Medical Specialty Care Service Line, and the Cancer Program Standards for the Purpose of American College of Surgeons Accreditation in Decatur, GA. The incumbent oversees front office and timeliness of scheduling operations in all functional areas of Hematology/Oncology Services to assure proper patient flow, satisfaction and adherence to established VA regulations for specialty care by assignment and collaboration with section chief and central scheduling service line. - Responsible for developing and producing a variety of daily, weekly, monthly, or annual analytical reports associated with the Hematology/Oncology Service programs and the Hospital wide Cancer Program. - Oversee the schedule of inpatient call schedule and clinic coverage among providers. -full responsibility in oversee coordination of the outsourced Hematology/Oncology consults for fee and choice when service timeliness does not allow or if services not available. - Participates and represents the Hematology/Oncology Services at upper level management meetings, committee assignments, and task forces to evaluate and recommend Improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and/or administrative programs and activities. - Performs work in establishing the policies and procedures by which the research program will be judged. Establishes program goals and objectives and identifies results indicative of successful program accomplishments. - Assists specialists with establishing acceptable research policies and procedures for evaluation groups to conduct their reviews and to frame their recommendations for project effectiveness and medical research funds. - Coordinates, maintain national compliance standards both for National Cancer Institute, American College of Surgeons Cancer Program Accreditation, Veterans' Affairs Office of Research Over site and National VA Clinical trials policies. - Participates in all aspects of research including education of staff, analysis of trials, summary of results for IRB and CTRC purposes, description of procedures development of proposed clinical trials and the preparation for the electronic submission of clinical trials. - Maintains protocols and databases containing all clinical data involving Hematology and Oncology patients enrolled in research clinical trials at this facility. - Reviews regular project status reports and statistical data to verify compliance with research reporting and administrative criteria. Prepares consolidated reports for management functions and higher echelon review. - Evaluates, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of Health Administrative programs, such as scheduling, eligibility, clinic profile management and clinic front office operations in meeting established goals and objectives. -Evaluates cancer program standards for accreditation and works with other service lines to meet the cancer program accreditation requirements to include compliance with standards and clinical trials enrollment requirements for accreditation and collaboration at the level of service line chiefs for specialties outside of hematology oncology. -Performs other related duties. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Science Specialist PD# 508-50830-0 Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized
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.