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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Completion of Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship or Board Certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine 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: The candidate will possess the physical skills necessary to perform the job duties of a practicing physician involved in patient care. Must meet the physical requirements set out in VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Jeff Young @ firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting This position is located in the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders (SCI/D) Service, VA ECHCS. This position provides support to the Chief of SCI/D in carrying out the mission of the service and VA Medical Center. This planning may include resource utilization, future program directions, marketing and financial review/planning. Services are provided within the VA ECHCS at the Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) Veterans Affairs Medical Center and surrounding clinics, in outpatient and inpatient Medical Center programs. The incumbent is expected to collaborate with any identified stake holders that interact with the SCI/D system of care, (e.g Veteran as well as family members, significant others, community agencies and providers, spoke sites, national SCI/D program, etc.) The staff physician will be responsible for: Assessing and prescribing treatment for inpatients and outpatients within the SCI/D registry of care including call coverage. Providing and/or making referrals for procedures such as peripheral joint injections, soft tissue injections, and injections for spasticity management, wound debridement as per approved privileging and within scope of practice. Providing coverage for colleagues within the SCI/D system of care as determined by the Supervisor or Chief. Provide leadership and oversight for inpatient and/or outpatient interdisciplinary teams. Building relationships with interdepartmental staff to best advocate for their patient's needs. Teaching of residents and medical students, as well as responsible for oversight of the care provided by residents and students. Participation in the administration of programs, committees, and other staff functions as delegated by the Supervisor or Chief of SCI/D Service. a. Educational responsibilities include education of other staff in the medical center who are involved in rehabilitation programs. b. Programmatic responsibilities include establishment of policies and procedures; relationship management, promotion of programs; ongoing program evaluation; practice improvement activities; evaluation of resource utilization and other program development. c. Advocacy within the medical center and the community for the department programs and the veterans they serve. Willing to serve, when asked, as the \"physician delegate\" of the Chief of SCI/D. Willingly accepts additional and special assignments that are necessary to meet program goals or customer needs. Maintaining an appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) and comply with rules and regulations related to said appointment. The provider should expect to participate in faculty committees and medical student/residency training. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800-1630"]
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.