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. The physician will participate in inpatient and outpatient quality care, teaching, and research related to infectious diseases. He/she will apply national and VA guidelines to patient screening, surveillance and management of infectious diseases. He/she will participate in the education and supervision of trainees. General duties include, but are not limited to: Clinical practice, supervising and teaching fellows, residents and medical students in the specialties of Infectious Disease. Responsible for providing consultation on various forms of infectious disease, both for diagnosis and treatment in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Shares attending call responsibilities with other Infectious Disease specialists in covering some nights, weekend and holiday calls as needed. Physician will round with the team of fellow(s), resident(s), and medical students as regards to inpatient settings. Designs work processes and systems that are responsive to customers, ensures that daily work and the VA's strategic direction are customer-centered. Work collaboratively with other specialists and Primary Care (PACT) teams to ensure patients receive continuous quality care. Provides specialty care to HIV and chronic hepatitis patients in collaboration with ID pharmacists Participates in Infection Control and Antibiotic stewardship activities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm, with possibilities of on call scheduling nights, weekends and holidays, subject to change based on the needs of the facility. Work schedule will be discussed during interviews. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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