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. This General Surgeon Physician position is located in Surgical Service at the Providence, RI location. This position is a full-time at 40 per week. Notice: This is a temporary position, which may be extended or converted to a permanent position without further competitive procedures. 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 Duties include: Maintaining a professional, technical and administrative knowledge, competencies and skills to provide effective leadership within the section and timely and quality responses to patients' clinical needs and problems Compliance with credentialing and privileging and all other monitoring and evaluation needs Maintaining a high clinical and ethical standards that are carried into decision-making processes Taking an active role in effective teaching of residents and medical students and accomplishing the Medical Center's and the Surgical Service's mission and goals Promoting constructive problem resolution in an environment of competing priorities Promoting the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessment Compliance with current standards for medical record documentation and residency supervision Participating in the on-call schedule, including but not limited to taking phone calls from hospital staff and residents Coming into the facility nights or week-ends to manage care in the hospital or emergency room Work Schedule: The Providence VA Medical Center is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. Shift changes will be considered based on patient and facility needs. THIS OPEN & CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) ESTABLISHES A STANDING REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, which closes on 12/31/2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be 8/31/2021, with subsequent reviews every other week as additional vacancies occur, or on an as-needed basis, until positions are filled. Please see the "What To Expect Next" area of the announcement which provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain active for 6 months after the initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USA Jobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation, Recruitment, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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