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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board Certified/Eligible Additional Requirements Qualifies for Faculty appointment at New York University Grossman School of Medicine at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Physical Standards/Requirements: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. The selected candidate should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), bending and reaching. ["This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until September 30, 2022. New York City is home to many great attractions, historical neighborhoods and numerous world-famous museums and sites. In New York City there is always something to do and places to see such as a Broadway show or a walk-through Central Park or the Brooklyn Bridge. Many of the best places in New York city is in walking distance of each other, making the city a great place for sightseeing and exploring different attractions. VA New York Harbor Healthcare System provides you with health care services at 7 locations in New York City. Facilities include our 3 medical centers - Manhattan, Brooklyn, and St. Albans in Queens, our 2 community-based outpatient clinics in Harlem and Staten Island, and our 2 mobile clinics. The Manhattan Campus of VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is affiliated with many schools of higher education and is categorized at Educational Level 4. The primary clinical affiliation is with the New York University School of Medicine. The residency programs are fully integrated with those at NYU and Bellevue Medical Centers. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. EDRP Authorized: The EDRP Coordinator, Christine McMahon, can be reached at VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties: Regularly treats, consults, and/or supervises care provided to patients at this facility; is regularly involved in medical staff education and/or research activities or supplements full-time and part-time practitioners in carrying out these responsibilities; all full-time and part-time staff practitioners are members of the Active Medical Staff. Provides direct patient care for inpatients and outpatients with infectious diseases. Possess special knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, AIDS/HIV, COVID-19, etc. Qualifies for Faculty appointment at New York University Grossman School of Medicine at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Provides patient-centered medical care utilizing both the art and science of medicine. Provides high-value, cost-effective, and team-based medical care. Qualifies for Faculty appointment at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. Demonstrates ability to teach medical students, medical residents, or other students who rotate on the infectious disease's service. Demonstrates ability to participate in clinical research and other academic activities as assigned, both with VA and our affiliated academic institutions. Demonstrate interpersonal skills that enhances the effectiveness and accomplishments of the service. Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills that are commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. Participates in hospital and medical staff activities such as accreditation requirements, quality assessment, quality improvement projects, infection control, antibiotic stewardship, committee assignments, etc. Demonstrates ability to function within the parameters set by VA with regards to consult management, utilization of order sets, documentation in CPRS, and other requirements of the VA's electronic medical record system. Demonstrates ability to function within a large complex organization that requires cooperation with multiple services, including community care, prosthetics service, medical administration, medical records, group medical practice, etc. Accept and perform other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm"]
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.