Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) 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. Additional Requirement: Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Emergency Medicine 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: ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance):Authorized.\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting FUNCTIONS:\nDuties and Responsibilities of the Chief will include but are not limited to:\n- Ensures clinical care is delivered in accordance with hospital and VHA policy, meeting or exceeding community standards and VHA national benchmarks.\n- Having primary responsibility for supervising other LIP's and staff in the Service, and for ensuring that staff are performing to the highest standards of clinical care excellence, time, efficiency, professional and ethical behavior.\n- Ensures care of patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings are smooth, patient centric and safe. This includes, but is not limited to, collaboration and good communication with the Emergency Department, Subspecialty Services and/or Clinics admitting patients to the hospital and transitions to outpatient care\nSupervises all operational aspects of the Service, including establishment of the highest clinical care standards, operations, and quality.\n- Develops strong, collegial working relationships with other Service and Section Chiefs within the medical center (both clinical and administrative).\n- Oversees the development and implementation of systems redesigns projects and quality improvements programs within the Service. - Champions initiatives designed to improve overall quality using evidence-based medicine and peer review.\n- Participates in clinical review process such as tort claims, peer reviews, management reviews and administrative activities, as directed by the Chief of Staff or designee.\n- Participates as a Chief in the organization's continued accreditation readiness activities.\n- Fosters a culture of transparency, communication, collegiality and patient centered interdisciplinary team work. - Uses astute business acumen to optimally utilize resources and adapt to changes, exercising leadership and flexibility.\n- Maintains current medical knowledge and technical skills and provides both leadership and documentation that all LIP's within the Service are competent with respect to current privileging within the Service. He/she is expected to maintain excellent diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen in the care of Veterans receiving interventions.\n- Responsible for all Service Chief responsibilities as stated in the most current Medical Staff By-Laws of VAMC Memphis.\n- Maintain the clinical ability to perform full general clinical examinations on established or newly consulted patients in the clinics, on inpatient wards or in 3 Emergency Department as needed.\n- Promote the expansion of non-traditional care such as (but not limited to) CVT, electronic consultation (e-consult), group clinics, telephone clinics, secure messaging to improve access to care.\n- Obtain credentialing and privileging for admission, evaluation, treatment, consultation, telehealth, ordering of diagnostic studies and procedures as well as performing common procedures (except as specifically excluded from practice), on patients of all ages with symptoms of dysfunction.\n- Required to be eligible for a Faculty of appointment at UTHSC. VAMC Memphis is integrally involved in all teaching and research activities at the University. Teaching responsibilities may include resident mentorship during their inpatient rotations at the VA Memphis as well as outpatient clinic precepting, and other duties as assigned.\n- Serving on facility, VISN, and National Committees and workgroups as appropriate.\n- Developing and implementing policy and procedure; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources.\n- Monitoring and ensuring that Emergency Medicine Service compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policy and other regulation.\n- Overseeing professional and administrative activities within the assigned division including selection, orientation and continuing education of staff in collaboration with other Physician leaders. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8am to 430pm"]
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.