Physician-Hospitalist - with Recruitment/Relocation incentive, EDRP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Internal Number: 667952600
The Amarillo Veterans Affairs Health Care system is currently recruiting for the Hospitalist position located at the Amarillo VA Hospital in Amarillo, TX. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified candidates. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 08/31/2022. Additional applications will be referred as needed. 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. Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure and Registration: 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: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR 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. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Internal Medicine ABPN Board Certification current or participating in MOC. Teaching Experience with internal medicine residents rotating at the AVAHCS. Leadership skills to be able to handle proficiences, performance pay, ongoing professional evaluations. Implementing policies/protocals that are required in Medicine. Working with time and attendance (VATAS) program-approving leave and managing the daily operations of staff's time. Working inpatient providers on call schedules and working with outpatient providers on implementing process to improve flow of clinics. 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4-8hrs); Standing (4-8hrs); Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability ["The duties and responsibilities of the Hospitalist includes but are not limited to: Examines, diagnoses, and treats hospitalized patients. Manages through the continuum of hospital care, seeing patients in the ER and following them into the critical care unit and organizing post-acute care. Orders treatments, tests, and consults with specialty physicians and primary care physician where appropriate. Requires a degree in medicine from an accredited school and is licensed to practice. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. Refer patients to medical specialists, social services or other professionals as appropriate. Participate in continuing education activities to maintain or enhance knowledge and skills. Direct, coordinate, or supervise the patient care activities of nursing or support staff. Write patient discharge summaries and send them to primary care physicians. Direct the operations of short stay or specialty units. Train or supervise medical students, residents, or other health professionals. Prescribe medications or treatment regimens to hospital inpatients. Order or interpret the results of tests such as laboratory tests and radiographs (x-rays). Attend inpatient consultations in areas of specialty. Conduct discharge planning and discharge patients. Diagnose, treat, or provide continuous care to hospital inpatients. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in 'Education section'\nPay: 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\nWork Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-16:30pm, with occasional night/weekend rotations with other physicians."]
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.