The VA Central Iowa Health Care System is recruiting for a Otolaryngology Physician which is aligned with the Surgical Service in the inpatient and outpatient settings at the Des Moines VA Medical Center. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified and Licensed ENT Physician. 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: Daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful. Operative and endoscopic procedures require a blend of physical skills (oculomotor skills) to successfully perform these tasks. ["The Otolaryngology Physician is an integral part of the Surgery/Specialty Care team. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Provides care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing and documenting patient histories, examination and surgical consultation, and developing treatment and follow-up plans. Physician will provide ongoing patient and family education throughout the course of treatment and obtain informed consents before performing otolaryngology procedures. The physician spends most of his/her time on the following: Performing Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgery; Attending on Surgical Service; Caring for patients in the outpatient Surgical clinic and; caring for patients in the outpatient Minor Surgical clinic. Physician should have expertise in the specialty of Ear, Noses and Throat, invasive and non-invasive surgical techniques as established in current delineation of privileges. Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines, VA Handbook 1907. Typical work hours will be determined based on clinic work-load to accommodate both medical and surgical needs. On call duties will be assigned as necessary. On call will follow NSO SIIT guidelines. When working with inpatients the provider will participate in discharge planning and interdisciplinary patient care plan activities. Maintain skills, proficiencies, and professional knowledge required for licensing and clinical scope of practice. Patient care may be delivered via face-to-face, Telehealth, or phone consultation, as well as consultation via face-to-face encounters, MyHealtheVet, and e-consults. The Physician will be required to attend staff meetings, serves on committees, teams, workgroups, morbidity and mortality committee, and peer reviews as requested. The Provider will complete CME, VA Training, HIPAA, Security training, and other mandatory trainings. Work may involve participation and education of surgery residents and/or medical or PA students. The Physician will request planed leave 45 days in advance to ensure continuity of care and ensuring proper coordination of patient care. All unscheduled absences must be properly communicated to Surgery Administration. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nEDRP is authorized. Student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Look under the Education section for more details.\nIncentives: Relocation/Recruitment Incentive are authorized.\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"]
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.