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 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. Board Certification: The position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), VHA policy requiring board certification will apply. Proficiency in spoken and written English. ** SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED TO BE UPLOADED WITH APPLICATION ** Preferred Experience: A national/international reputation in his/her area of scholarship or research. Experiencing in leading teaching programs. A continuous record of highly regarded medical publications since the last appointment or promotion. Excellent interpersonal skills, mentoring skills and diplomacy as well as a good understanding of the Department of Veterans Affairs operations, rules and regulations. Developed and implemented Medical Center policy affecting patient care, treatment and services. Recruited and hired clinicians. Served on hospital and academic committees. Formulated long- and short-range goals and objectives, plans, and programs for the service. Coordinated interdisciplinary service activities. Collaborated with other service management and/or interdisciplinary teams in discussions of proposed new and/or revised service initiatives. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005/113, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care is responsible for all aspects of the administrative and oversight duties for the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service line. He/she will have supervisory capacity over the Medical Directors for the different programs within GEC, along with any additional physicians or physician assistants who do not report to a Medical Director. He/she will work with the Nurse Manager to ensure compliance with all regulatory and performance measures for each of the GEC programs. He/she will have responsibility for strategic planning for the service line. In addition, as needed, the physician will provide coverage for the physicians in any of the GEC programs. The physician will need to qualify for an academic appointment at the Yale School of Medicine. These appointments are based on contributions to the medical school in the form of supervision and teaching. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The duties of the Chief of GEC include but are not limited to the following: Oversight of GEC programs, including issues related to productivity, access, and other vital measures. Supervision of Medical Directors and other physicians/physician assistants not reporting to a medical director, including preparation and completion of FPPEs/OPPEs, pay-for-performance, and pay panel documentation. Participation with medical directors on the development and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives. Completion of credentialing and privileging activities for all Licensed Independent Practitioners in the GEC service line. Completion of disciplinary actions as necessary within the GEC service line. Collaboration with nurse manager on activities related to regulatory and performance measure compliance. Coverage for clinical activities in all GEC programs as required. Strategic planning. Participation in all MSEC meetings and other activities as directed by the Chief of Staff; and Participation in VISN and VHACO activities as required. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm."]
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