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. 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: Fellowship Training and Board Eligibility or Certification in Medical Oncology Preferred Experience: Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained. 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 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. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com! Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Eligible Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Eligible Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please reach out to Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting This position can be offered as Medical Oncologist/Hematologist at the Kansas City VA OR As a hybrid position Medical Oncologist/Hematologist at Kansas City VA and University of Kansas Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center (UKCCC) The physician is assigned as a clinician- research - educator to the Hematology/Oncology Section of the Medical Subspecialty Service at Kansas City VA and staff at University of Kansas Medical Center rand Comprehensive Cancer Center. Clinical responsibilities: The candidate physician will provide continuity care and new patients consultation in the outpatient hematology/oncology clinics with a focus on GU oncology. The candidate will also spend time as attending on the Hematology/Oncology consult service; providing consultative support to hospital inpatient services and serve as oncology/hematology attending on call for the consult service. Outpatient and inpatient duties include supervision of inpatient as well as outpatient chemotherapy treatment, perform bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, and participate in tumor boards and educational conferences. The candidate will join 5 other attending physicians in the hematology/oncology division. The option to participate in the VA Tele-Oncology program is available. The candidate will also obtain faculty and staff appointment at UKCCC and work as an attending at the outpatient clinic weekly and inpatient consult services a few weeks of the year. Academic Activities: The Kansas City Oncology Department is part of the Veterans Administration GU-NPOP (National Precision Oncology Program). Academic opportunities include serving as principal investigator of clinical trials through the GU-NPOP program. There are funding opportunities provided through this program including partial salary support for protected time for research efforts. We are an approved site for SWOG clinical trials as well as industry supported trials. Duties would include administrative oversight of regulatory requirements and compliances with IRB regulation in human research. The position includes a major role in the clinical, research, administrative and educational programs of the Hematology/Oncology Section. The physician will take part in supervision and education of fellows and residents and participate in tumor conferences and journal club. The candidate physician will also have a faculty appointment at the UKCCC and participate as lecturer to residents and fellows, presenter at tumor boards and serve as investigator in clinical research. Research collaboration between the VA and UKCCC is encouraged. Administrative Duties: The physician will also participate in quality improvement initiatives within the Hem/onc division at KCVA / and be part of cancer committee activities. The Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital Oncology Department has been certified through the ASCO QOPI program. Administrative duties could include serving on hospital and University-affiliated committees. The physician may also be assigned other administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational, and research service, task group or special project groups and quality management/quality of care responsibilities. Work Schedule: Mon to Fri 8am to 4:30pm"]
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.