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. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment)\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Cynthia Powell -firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 The incumbent should be a well qualified full-time Physician with\ninnovative leadership skills and good interpersonal skills to join as Physician in the\nPrimary Care Services. The Physician will assume clinical management of a panel of\npatients and have supervisory functions for a Physician Assistant or Certified\nRegistered Nurse Practitioner. This position reports to the Chief, Primary Care\nServices. Solid working knowledge of OSHA, CDC, and Joint Commission requirements. Demonstration of a high degree of personal and professional accountability to include: Demonstrated knowledge and competence in area of practice to include pap smears, epidemiological principles, infectious disease, adult education principles, and patient care practices. Demonstrated sound judgment and problem solving skills. Ability to recognize and understand the needs of all patients. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Familiarity with computer database and word processing programs. Areas of responsibilities include but are not limited the following: Links clinical improvement to operational efficiency for the service. The intensity, activity, and broad program mission generate numerous complex problems which require the Physician to have outstanding skills and ability in planning, organizing, and directing their teamlet (teamlet consists of an RN, Clerk, LPN or health tech) which effective a positive impact on the interdisciplinary service, the interdisciplinary professional, and the health care delivery system. Additional members of a primary care teams include, Social worker, dietitian and clinical pharmacist. Formulates long and short-range goals and objectives, treatment plans, and programs (Move, VIST, Spinal Cord Injury, etc.) for their patients. In formulating such plans, coordinates with the Care Manager and teamlet to integrate the medical center performance measures, monitors, and VISN objectives. Initiates delivery of clinical preventive services using \"Medical Home\" principles, such as evidence-based guidelines, systematic assessment of all health needs, non-face to face encounters, patient centered, patient empowerment, patient preferences, team approach, and quality improvement. Prepare for, provide, and follow-up on the clinical needs of Primary Care patients. Reviewing patient data, have discussions about the care with colleagues and specialists, reviewing medical literature, contacting the patient or family to discuss their concerns or needs, and collaborating with potential and actual non-VA, community-based health agencies and facilities on patient's behalf. Prevention, health promotion, and disease management. Comprehensive \"first contact\" primary care model with patient and family as the hub, team based approach, functioning at optimal level of competency, and coordination of care across the continuum. Participates in medical staff decisions affecting patient care services. This involves collaborating with colleagues in developing, implementing, and evaluating philosophy, objectives, policies, and standards essential for delivering optimal care to patients. Work Schedule:"]
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