This position is located at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) in the Medicine Service. 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. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized to the highest qualified applicant 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 Clinical Command Center Section Chief physician will have a background in internal medicine and can practice all types of inpatient medicine, including observation, acute, and intensive care unit patient demographics; a working knowledge of emergency medicine issues and processes; and participate in quality improvement measures. The Clinical Command Center Section Chief is the supervisor of the Clinical Command Center section within the Medicine Service. Specific Clinical Command Center Section Chief responsibilities within the Clinical Command Center of the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System (FNCVACHCS): Day-to-day clinical activities, which include: Assessment of clinical status of patients identified for transfer from the FNCVACHCS to other VA or community facilities or from other VA/community facilities to the FNCVACHCS including, but not limited to, determination of the medical and/or surgical needs of the patient, identification of the appropriate facility and receiving service, final decision-making regarding appropriateness of transfer. When the FNCVACHCS is the receiving facility, duties will extend to writing of initial orders for transfer/admission and ordering any immediately identified necessary consults. These activities will be performed in coordination and communication with other Clinical Command Center staff, the transferring physician/NP/PA, and the receiving physician/NP/PA. Attending on inpatient teams - including staffing the day inpatient hospital service, COVID-19-unit, night shift positions, and/or ICU - may be required on an intermittent basis. Participates in Quality Improvement and Systems Redesign projects; required to follow through with projects and show evidence of completed projects. Participates in educational activities for residents and students; i.e., morning report, afternoon teaching, PCM, curriculum development when trainees are present on the medicine inpatient service (unless dealing with an emergency or off). Provides continuing educational activities to peers. Participate in Committees, RCAs, and QI projects. Attends all administrative meetings of the Medical Service. Completes twice-yearly Professional Practice Evaluation; Completes all PEER Reviews by due date. Maintains current DEA, board, BLS/ACLS, and state licensing and certification in alignment with facility requirements. Attends regular Section meetings (unless dealing with an emergency or off). Attends IDT rounds daily when on service. Completes other tasks as delegated by the Director, Chief of Staff, or Chief of Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM"]
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