The Division of Rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) seeks candidates for Section Chief of Rheumatology at the CMCVAMC. This is a full-time position and will be a joint appointment between the CMCVAMC (75%) and the University of Pennsylvania (25%) with administrative responsibilities as Section Chief at the CMCVAMC, and outpatient and inpatient clinical activities at both VA and University practice sites. 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. 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 and Registration: 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 Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 39 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Additional Requirement: Candidates must be ABIM Eligible/Certified in Rheumatology and have demonstrated excellent clinical abilities in teaching of residents and/or fellows. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Rheumatology Maintain current BLS and ACLS certification Prior experience in research and/or teaching activities Prior experience in medical administrative positions is preferred Maintain privileges at all times at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (8hrs); Standing (3hrs); Repeated bending (2hrs); Climbing, legs only (2hrs); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["The successful candidate will have an academic appointment at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position at the University in the non-tenure academic-clinician (AC) or clinician educator (CE) track. The incumbent serves as the Section Chief, responsible for the oversight of the Rheumatology outpatient and inpatient clinical services at the Corp. Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC), working in collaboration with Nursing, Pharmacy, and Scheduling staff and supervisors to ensure adequate material and personnel resources are available for the Rheumatologic care of our Veteran patients. This incumbent provides oversight and support of the current six part-time physicians and one full-time nurse practitioner, regular assessment of clinical needs and recruitment and retention of additional clinical staff as needed, and regular collaboration with other Medical and Surgical departments when interdisciplinary efforts are needed. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Regular faculty/staff performance review and oversight with regards to faculty clinical, educational and research duties and professionalism. Implementation of individual performance enhancement programs when necessary. New physician and advanced practitioner hiring and onboarding within the Section Collaboration with Nursing, Pharmacy, and Scheduling staff to ensure Rheumatology outpatient practices and inpatient services are operating and staffed optimally Review of staffing and maintenance of outpatient clinic and inpatient call schedules to meet the needs of patients, and coordination of fellow supervision by faculty Approval of faculty leave requests, payroll, performance pay, credentialing/re-credentialing, and other administrative tasks as needed Other duties as assigned by the Department of Medicine Chair Other Duties: The incumbent is engaged in direct patient contact or performs tasks defined by statute or recognized custom of medical practice within the bounds of state law as defined by the board of professional licensure. She/he may also work in one or all of the following units: Inpatient wards, Emergency Room, and the Rheumatology Subspecialty Clinic. In addition, the incumbent may be required to perform Subspecialty attending duties on the inpatient wards. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Admit, evaluate, diagnosis, provide treatment or consultative services to patients Participate in performance improvement activities in the Rheumatology Section Responsible for ensuring quality outcomes, veteran satisfaction and cost effective care Supervision of Rheumatology and other trainees (see below) Evaluate and care for patients with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, systemic lupus, polymyositis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic conditions Perform joint aspirations and injections for diagnosis and treatment when indicated Perform services for conditions in both in-patient and out-patient clinical settings, including telemedicine Responsible for resident and fellow supervision, mentorship and evaluation May be asked to serve as a leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested Completes administrative documentation including notes and encounter forms as necessary in all areas in a timely manner Will, upon appointment, apply for a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania (affiliate) Teaching: Incumbent will be available for supervision and teaching of trainees as per Section needs and will interact primarily with other physicians and health care providers at the CMCVAMC and University of Pennsylvania and is expected to be available for frequent interaction with these providers. Supervisory: Functions under the Chief of the Rheumatology Section, the Chief of the Medical Service and the Chief of Staff. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes 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: 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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