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. Additional Requirement: Basic Life Support Certification Preferences: Board certified; Minimum of 4 years clinical experience as a Supervisory Physician. Must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license to practice. Recent Outpatient/Inpatient Healthcare experience. Experience in managing resident/intern programs. Demonstrates a high level of practice using evidence-based medicine principles involving patients who have complex illnesses. Skilled at multi-tasking, working under pressure of multiple responsibilities with deadlines, and providing healthcare through Telehealth modalities. Excellent interpersonal skills (internal and external customers).Self-direction and dependability. Outstanding ability to function independently. Ability to think systematically at a Senior Manager Level. Demonstrated leadership knowledge and skills in managing both clinical and non-clinical staff members across a multi-divisional health care system. Ability to build teams of clinical and non-clinical staff members that collaborate in meeting the needs of the customers. Strong partnering skills. 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: Light lifting, under 15 pounds. Light carrying, 15 pounds. Walking one hours. Standing one hours. Repeated bending one quarter hour Both legs required. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination Near vision correctable to at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors. Hearing (aid may be permitted). Mental and emotional stability Ability to effectively work an 18 hour day if required Environmental Factors: Outside and inside Excessive heat Excessive humidity Slippery or uneven walking surfaces Working closely with others. Working alone. Working closely with others. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment /Relocation announcement available to highly qualified applicant.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Approved for highly qualified applicants.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment):See information above in summary\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brandilyn.firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPay: 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 The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), functions as an advisor to the Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director on all clinical areas under his/her purview. In this capacity, the DCOS has the responsibility for the effective and efficient management of all clinical programs and services such as Academic Affiliations & Research, Primary Care, Office of Community Care, Women's Health, and Compensation & Pension. The incumbent is responsible for all professional, management and administrative aspects of the services and assigned organizational entities including liaison with the community assets and services. Supervision and resource management involve major decisions and work activities that significantly affect the ability of staff to provide comprehensive services to Veterans.\nA more detailed list of duties available by request.\nWork Schedule: Monday -Friday 730AM to 4PM, no call"]
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.