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: Board certified physician in Internal Medicine or a medicine specialty with evidence-based clinical training as well as expertise in Health Care Quality measures Preferred Qualifications: Previous supervision and management experience. Experience in developing and leading qualify improvement projects (e.g., committee Chair) and, exceptional organizational 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of sitting or standing. The DCOM must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on Veteran needs. ["The Deputy Chief of Medicine Service (DCOM) will work in conjunction with the Chief of Medicine and Sections of the Medical Service to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care to our Veterans. The DCOM will assist with and/or lead various process improvement projects of the Medical Service, assist with resolving daily urgent issues that arise with providers and patients in the Medical Service, assist with and/or lead required VHA initiatives within the Medical Service, and assist with and/or lead various administrative duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine (COM.) The DCOM demonstrates sound decision-making skills in both clinical and administrative areas. In addition, s/he serves as a preceptor to Residents, Medical Students and Fellows in his or her specialty area. The DCOM is expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The DCOM possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable him/her to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, members of the Medical Service, and members of other Services at the Albany VA. The DCOM is expected to assist the COM in facilitating collaboration with the various Services at the Albany VA. The DCOM is expected to work within the goals and vision of the Medical Service as are determined by the COM, Chief of Staff, and Facility Director. The DCOM is expected to adhere to stated policies and provide timely documentation of clinical notes. In assisting the COM, the DCOM's responsibilities include hands on clinical work in addition to quality-improvement and operational leadership in all aspects of the Medical Service. 1. The DCOM is responsible for ensuring that clinical operations and health information practices of the Service are being measured for quantity and quality of the work performed, and conducted in continuing compliance with the laws, regulations and standards which govern those activities, the reasonable expectations of VHA's business partners, and the highest standards of Compliance and Business Integrity. This may require working with several databases that measure quality and productivity within the VA. 2. The DCOM is expected to assist section chiefs within Medical Service to meet the performance measures and VHA Core Competencies specific for his/her section. 3. The DCOM is responsible for reading and understanding the requirements outlined in the Information System Rules of Behavior. In addition, s/he must comply with all the provisions outlined in the Information Security policies and regulations. 4. The DCOM assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of requirements in accordance with VHA and Albany VA Medical Center policy. 5. The DCOM is delegated full responsibility and accountability for supervising clinical services, Section/Service chiefs, and Administrative Officers as assigned by the COM and/or COS. S/he makes decisions on problems presented by assigned subordinate supervisors (i.e., Medical Section Service Chiefs), and evaluates those supervisors with annual proficiency/performance reviews and makes performance pay recommendations. 6. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Medicine or Senior Leadership Team. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN2EDRPCoordinators@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"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.