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. Preferred Experience: Primary Care Physician (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine) with Primary Care leadership and supervisory experience. As well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 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: The position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["**This announcement will remain open until May 5, 2023. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be March 9, 2023. Eligible applications received after that date will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager(s) until position is filled.** VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized to highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized to highly qualified candidates Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Authorized to highly qualified candidates Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. 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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of Primary Care (PC) is responsible for the overall clinical, administrative, and programmatic operations of the Primary Care Service. The ACOS of PC will also serve as a Primary Care physician in the PC Service according to approved clinical privileges at VA PIHCS with an expected average clinical time of at least 0.1 FTEE per week. The position is located at Honolulu, Hawaii. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff (COS) and serves as a key clinical resource for the Health System Leadership. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Provide direction and leadership of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model that ensures facility's goals and benchmarks for integrated care delivery are met. Supervises a variety of positions directly, or indirectly. Responsible for the management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations in Primary Care. Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality, timeliness, and patient satisfaction with Primary Care provided by the service. Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality, timely, patient centered care through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools. Improves patient outcomes through the implementation of strategies such as clinical practice guidelines and critical pathways, health risk assessments, provider profiling, use of electronic medical record and clinical reminders, and case management. Provides continuing surveillance of the professional performance of all providers who have delineated Primary Care clinical privileges. Provides active strategic decision-making and organizational planning, to include budgetary and financial oversight. Recommends sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide patient care, treatment, and services. Plans initiatives and develops programs in collaboration with other services in order to ensure coordination of service, reduction of redundancies, and enhancement of cost effectiveness. Stays abreast of and educates staff about changing conditions in healthcare. Provides a clear vision of the future and leads the service through necessary changes. Models behavior, attitudes, and action expected of all staff. Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in formulating local Medical Center Po9licy, resource planning for manpower, equipment, and space. Develops an interdisciplinary team of innovative, highly motivated individuals who are continuously striving for excellence in patient care and customer service. Breaks down barriers in the workplace in favor of high performance work systems. Responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, selections, rewards, and recognition, training, and problem resolution as these actions relate to the service. Effectively communicates with service employees, patients and their families, employees from other services, stakeholders, the triad, VISN, and VACO staff when required."]
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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.