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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is preferred. 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in an outpatient setting under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs, straight pulling/pushing up to 2 hours per day; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; standing up to 5 hours per day; kneeling up to 2 hours per day; use of both arms and legs; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and up to 20/40 in the other; hearing aid permitted. ["The Clinic Director reports to the Chief of Primary Care & Community Clinics Service or designee and serves as the principle advisor in all professional, clinical, administrative, and quality performance matters. The duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following: Plans, implements, directs, and evaluates the activities of the CBOC, including requirements for staff, budget, equipment, and supplies. Conducts the programs through assistance of subordinates but is ultimately responsible for the success and the fulfillment of the overall vision and mission of the program. Conducting staff meetings and coordinating in-services/trainings for clinical employees. Supervises physician, mid-level practitioners and other health care providers as assigned. Direct the clinical work through subordinates to direct the employees and control the work within their units. Ensures performance measures and productivity standards for primary care are met. Collaborates with Nurse Manager, MSA Supervisor, and Administrative Officer to ensure necessary actions are taken to meet performance measures and productivity standards. Interview candidates for subordinate positions; recommend hiring, promotion, or reassignments. Lead a multi-disciplinary team of individuals who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients. Provide comprehensive and quality clinical care to a panel of adult patients, from young adult to elderly. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: May be considered for highly qualified candidates. Telework: No Virtual/Remote: May be authorized for this position, will be discussed during the interview. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Is authorized for this position.VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 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.