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. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Eligible Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Eligible Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Eligible Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment to this position. 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 reach out to Casey Reynolds, at Casey.Reynolds@va.gov, and/or Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 The physician is assigned as a clinician-educator or clinician-researcher to the Hematology/Oncology Section of the Medical Subspecialty Service. Clinical responsibilities include: Provide Tele-oncology and Tele-hematology services patients from KCVA and other VA facilities for at least 3 days / week as part of national tele-oncology program, outpatient and inpatient duties as assigned by the section chief, supervision of inpatient as well as outpatient chemotherapy and infusion procedures; perform bone marrow aspirates and biopsies and conduct of hemopathology conferences; provide attendance on the Hematology/Oncology consult service; providing consultative support to all inpatient services. The physician also sees continuity and referral of Hem/Onc patients and attends the Fellows clinic when required. For those patients with active cancer or hematologic disease, the physician may serve as the primary physician. Academic Activities: Academic activities includes serving as principal investigator of clinical trials in the field of specialization, administrative oversight of regulatory requirement and compliances with IRB regulation in human research, development of specialty oncology program, clinical and basic science research effort. The position includes a major role in the clinical, research, administrative and educational programs of the Hematology/Oncology Section. The physician will take part in supervision and education of fellows and residents, participate in didactic sessions, conferences and give presentations and lectures to trainees. The physician provides educational training for Hematology/Oncology Residents, Medical Students and Hem/Onc fellows. Eligibility for affiliation with the University of Kansas, School of Medicine with expectation that the candidate will apply for voluntary appointment with the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Physician is expected to hold an academic faculty appointment at an Assistant Professor level or higher. Administrative Duties: The physician will also participate in quality improvement initiatives within the division and be part of cancer committee activities. Administrative duties could include serving on hospital and University-affiliated committees. The physician may also be assigned other administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational, and research service, task group or special project groups and quality management/quality of care responsibilities. Work Schedule: Mon to Fri 8am to 4:30pm Call Coverage: Weekend coverage 2 weeks every 6 to 8 weeks
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.