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: Completion of residency in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine with Outpatient Primary Care 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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires standing for extended periods, use of fingers and both hands, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability. Hearing aid is permitted. Incumbents may experience exposure to blood and body fluids. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. This could include moving objects such as pieces of equipment and assistance in moving clients. ["Clinical: 1. Responsible for delivery of primary care to patients at the Raleigh I VA Clinic; part of the Durham VA Healthcare System. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting. 2. Primary focus of practice is the independent clinical evaluation of Veterans including prevention and patient self-management. Comprehensive primary care will be provided to male and female Veterans. 3. Care may be provided in many modalities including direct face to face care and virtual care (including telephonic, video, secure messaging, and others) 4. Promotes, directs, evaluates, and manages clinical concerns found during these evaluations and is responsible requesting referrals, if consult services are needed. 5. Functions as a member or in support of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), collaborating with clinical and administrative support to provide timely, quality, coordinated care for Veterans. 6. Utilizes and promotes approved standards of care, procedures, methods and techniques, safety precautions and protocols in their application to this population in all settings. 7. Primary providers in the outpatient setting are typically assigned a panel of patients to manage. Panel size at this time is determined by utilizing VHA software. 8. May need to assist in coverage for and care of the patients of colleagues and/or provide coverage in GAP clinic as needed. 9. Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients, the subsection may be defined either by a disease status (e.g. agent orange patients), or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, etc). Non-clinical; Interpersonal Effectiveness: 1. Sustain collaborative working relationships with other staff, assist in resolving conflicts, and contribute to the accomplishment of VISN and HCS strategic goals and performance measures. 2. Works effectively within a team environment contributing to the effectiveness of the team to deliver safe, cost effective, quality, timely, and patient-focused care. 3. Demonstrates ability to manage multiple tasks/priorities, and productively contributes to the health care delivery team. 4. Educates clinical staff, including but not limited to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, RNs, LPN and health care technicians in the theory, practice and implementation of team based medical care within the context of the Patient Aligned Care Team. 5. Assures self-development responsibilities and maintains current knowledge of updates in clinical care and the theory, evidenced base and implementation of team based medical care. 6. Participates in clinical research programs when appropriate. Supervisory Controls: The incumbent is directly responsible to the Clinic Medical Director. Assignments evolve from the flow of work and the physician provides care without detailed instructions. The physician works collaboratively and under the direction of clinicians and administrative leadership of the Durham VA Primary Care clinic. Administrative assignments may be assigned by supervisor, service, or senior HCS leadership. Work is reviewed for timely delivery of health care services and high-quality exams consistent with standardized practices. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework Eligible: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved for highly qualified applicants Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Qualified candidates 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. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Caronda Slocum, email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Financial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards."]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.