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. Preferred Experience: - Completion of ACGME accredited residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and board certification or eligibility in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (in addition to spinal cord injury). - Clinical practice experience or training at a VA spinal cord injury center. - Formal fellowship training in plastic surgery (Completion of training is not required). - Evidence of active research or quality improvement work conducted during spinal cord injury fellowship. - Operative experience during training in wound surgeries, including assisting in both free and rotational flap procedures, skin graft and other tissue transfer surgeries. This experience demonstrates knowledge and experience in wound management, and expertise in the area needed to select appropriate candidates for the procedures. - Experience during SCI fellowship in caring for persons with SCI/D who are ventilator dependent. - Research experience in one of the areas that is already a strength of the Syracuse VAMC SCI center to allow continued growth and integration into established efforts at the center. Ongoing multidisciplinary research efforts include electrical stimulation research and ALS research. - Recent teaching experience and supervision of PM&R residents and medical students (within last 3 years), either as an SCI fellow or as an attending. - Prior administrative experience sufficient to oversee clinical operation of 4-provider nurse practitioner team and leadership of CARF accreditation. Acceptable experience would entail: Chief Resident, Chief Fellow, Section Chief or Department Chair if the clinical service employed multiple nurse practitioners. - Primary inpatient physician for ventilator dependent veterans on the SCI ward. Applicant demonstrate formal training, experience, and expertise in caring for patients who are ventilator dependent. 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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires walking, standing, reading typewritten material without strain, ability to hear conversational voice, emotional and mental stability, and working closely with others. Incumbent may be exposed to blood and body fluids. Must be able to physically respond when needed by prompt appearance at required location. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 The Syracuse VA Medical Center's state-of-the-art Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center is seeking a part-time academic physician. Physicians will practice clinically at the VA Medical Center and hold academic appointments with the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University (UMU). Responsibilities The position involves the day-to-day medical care of persons with SCI and disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings, inclusive of both traumatic and non-traumatic SCI, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. It also includes the supervision of SUNY medical students, residents and fellows, as well as nurse practitioners. The Syracuse VA Medical Center is a dynamic teaching hospital that is closely affiliated with and physically adjacent to the SUNY UMU, with strong resident involvement. Applicants must possess a current and unrestricted license in any State and must qualify or be eligible for an academic appointment at SUNY UMU. The applicant should have excellent diagnostic and interpersonal skills, a commitment to team building and the overall aptitude for leadership, educational development and research. A SUNY academic appointment will be conferred in accordance with academic rank commensurate with quality and length of experience. Other Duties include:\n- Pressure injury wound debridement and bedside primary closure, flap surgery evaluation and post-operative care.\n- Teaching/supervision of PM&R residents and medical students.\n- Clinical research/quality improvement in spinal cord injury physiatry.\n- Administrative duties sufficient to oversee clinical operation of 4-provider nurse practitioner team and leadership of CARF accreditation.\n- Primary inpatient physician for ventilator dependent veterans on the SCI ward. Work Schedule: Part Time (20 hours per week)"]
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.