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. (NOTE: This applies to the past, current, and upcoming VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT) only. HPT is an individual appointed to temporary positions in one or more VHA medical facilities performing clinical or research training experiences to satisfy program or degree requirements or receiving VA Health Professional Scholarship Program. HPTs can be either VA-paid or Without Compensation (WOC).) 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 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. Licensure: 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. English Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English Preferred Experience: Board Certified. Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), reaching over shoulders, , walking (8 hrs.), standing (8 hrs.), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13-16 in. to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), hearing without aid, clear speech. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be on May 6, 2022. Your application will remain on file for 60 days from the date of submission. For further consideration thereafter, you must re-apply. NOTE: The announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than 9/30/2022. Cut-off dates for referral of eligible applications: May 6, 2022 June 6, 2022 July 6, 2022 August 6, 2022 September 6. 2022 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment Incentive Available.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Relocation Incentive Available.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Incentive is available for this position. Please see Education section of this announcement for more details.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Corey Hickman, firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.\nPay: 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 moonlight. Major Duties/Responsibilities: Open and endovascular AAA surgical repair. Dialysis access procedures. Diagnostic and Interventional angiography including mesenteric and peripheral vascular. Lower extremity bypass. Open and endovascular carotid surgery. Supervision/teaching of surgical residents. Providing consultation in an outpatient clinic setting and on inpatient wards. Responsible for initial evaluation and overall workups, history and physicals, and admission of vascular surgery patients as needed. Participation in committees. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Surgery or Chief of Staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center. On-call responsibilities as required."]
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