This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until July 31, 2022. The initial cut off date for referral of eligible applications will be March 25, 2022, with subsequent cut off dates bi-weekly. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as needed basis until positions are filled. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certification 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 work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Functional Requirements: Use of Fingers, Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Outside and Inside, Working Alone. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nThis 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.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nEDRP POC: Contact Jacob.firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact VHA EDRP Program Support at VHAEDRPProgramSupport@va.gov, 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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nRecruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Duties: The Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in partnership with our academic affiliate, the Medical University of South Carolina, seeks to recruit a part- to full-time Chief of Infectious Disease. The Chief will report to the Medicine Service at the VAMC, and may have additional clinical and other duties at the Medical University of South Carolina. The division of time between the two organizations is negotiable. The physician chosen will play an integral role in the management, growth, and future direction of the Section of Infectious Diseases at our growing 1A VAMC facility. This leader will build on the existing significant strengths and commitment to service excellence, high quality Veteran care, education, and scholarly endeavors in an environment that underscores a respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsibilities will include an administrative leadership role in Infectious Disease / Infection Control, promoting and conducting high-quality patient-centric clinical care, mentoring trainees and junior faculty, developing an outstanding educational experience for learners of all levels, and conducting scholarly research and quality improvement. Robust Infection Control / Antimicrobial Stewardship programs are present at the facility and the Chief can designate responsibilities in these areas. Protected time for clinical or basic research can be supported based on interest, previous work, and funding support. The successful candidate will have board certification / eligibility in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Previous leadership experience is a strong plus. The appropriate candidate will have experience and training supporting requirements for an academic appointment at a mid-career or higher level."]
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.