Physician (Float) Primary Care with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive and Education Debt Reduction
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan, Michigan
Internal Number: 719077800
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: BLS and Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Family Preferred Experience: 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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability. ["Requirement: Board-Certified Physician or board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. This announcement is being used to fill multiple vacancies using a multi-disciplinary (Physician, Physician Assistant, and/or Nurse Practitioner) approach. This announcement is for Physician applicants only, please apply to applicable announcement for other specialties. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation Incentive approved for highly qualified candidates Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. 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 contact Eva.Gennara@va.gov or VISN12EDRP@va.gov for more information. 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 The incumbent of this position services as a float Physician for Primary Care at the Oscar G. Johnson VAMC (OGJVAMC). The float Physician will travel to the OGJVAMC eight outlying Consolidated Based Outreach Clinics whether with a government vehicle or private vehicle to cover provider shortage. Coverage scenarios and locations may change on a daily basis based on patient care needs. Assignments may include management of specialty Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) such as Women's Health PACT. The float Physician is directly responsible to the Chief of Primary Care. The Physician scope of practice includes but is not limited to: completion of H&P, physical examination, psychosocial assessment, development, and evaluation of patient treatment plan. The Physician implements health promotion, health maintenance, and patient and family education. The Physician manages stable, chronic diseases and minor acute conditions. Provides quality patient-centered patient care to both inpatients and outpatients for adults ag18-65and older adults age 65+ as assigned by ACOS of PC Service or designee. Facilitate the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professional, medical center staff, and management. Participates in multidisciplinary activities involving the treatment plan and discharge plans of patients. Exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and finding from research and studies. Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education, both formal and informal. Successfully integrates patient care activities on Clinical Services and other patient care programs at the medical center and in the community such as Social Work, Prosthetics, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), and private nursing homes. Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill, multi-symptomatic patients when clinical assignments so dictate. Includes patient/family/significant other/health care provider in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to health education and treatment plan and in planning care on a continuum; assists staff in the process of mutual goal setting. Utilizes problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance and makes decisions based on professional standards. Prescribe pharmacotherapeutic and nonpharmacotherapeutic regimes according to clinical privileges. Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00am-4:30 pm"]
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