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. 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: Position requires moderate lifting, pushing and pulling, reaching above the shoulders; walking and standing; kneeling and repeated bending. All applicants must be physically and mentally stable to perform efficiently the duties of the position. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Relocation/Recruitment may be authorized for highly qualified applicants\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Incentive is available for this position. Please see Education section of this announcement for more details\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Kelli Cromwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nEducation & length of practice are considered through formal pay-setting process to determine final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). Candidate's specialty factors into the final compensable salary deamination.\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 The Chief of Medicine is directly accountable to the Chief of Staff, and provides clinical leadership, ensures achievement of facility measures and coordination of administrative and programmatic responsibilities. Responsibilities include and are not limited to: Responsibility and accountability for operations of Cardiology, Echocardiography, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Hospitalist, Intensive Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, and Special Exams. A service chief or line manager physician will demonstrate the following: Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty. Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, and quality and performance improvement. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:am to 4:30pm, schedule may vary depending on the needs the facility. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and may be posted up to 08/15/2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be 15 work days from the open date, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. 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."]
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