This opportunity has been extended and will now close 9/8/22 or until filled. The Denver VA is recruiting for a Physician to serve as our Primary Care Section Chief at our Pueblo Colorado facility. 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: >5 years as primary care provider Previous experience as VA PACT provider Previous experience as a leader of providers 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 1A facility, covering more than 44,000 sq. miles, serving Veterans in eastern Colorado and surrounding states. The VA Medical Center is located in Aurora, Colorado, with Community Based Outpatient Clinics located throughout Colorado: Alamosa, Aurora, Golden, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, La Junta, and Lamar. There are Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinics in Burlington and Salida. ECHCS also collaborates in a joint venture DoD ambulatory surgical center at the Air Force Academy, 10th Medical Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ECHCS, DoD and VBA partner in an Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Center at Fort Carson. There is one Community Living Centers in Pueblo with 40 beds. Additional free-standing healthcare sites include the Jewell Polytrauma/Low Vision Clinic, the Homeless Domiciliary (Valor Point), and the Community Resource and Reference Center (CRRC). ECHCS has a strong academic affiliation with the University of Colorado, supports more than 148.25 medical residents, and trains over 400 allied health professionals. ECHCS has over $23.1 million in funded research and 158 principal investigators. The incumbent serves as a Section Chief of Staff for Primary Care Service, at the VA ECHCS. The Section Chief of Primary Care Service is a full-time position and is organizationally aligned under the Associate Chief of Staff. Primary Care Service offers a variety of clinical primary care services. The Section Chief of Primary Care has oversight of primary care services provided to Veterans within ECHCS. Additionally, the incumbent will provide clinical services to eligible Veterans. The incumbent is expected to interact with the Veteran as well as family members, significant others, community agencies, and other staff. The Section Chief assists with the overall operation and supervision of this complex clinical service including resident and student education, medical staff leadership, research, quality improvement, maintenance of reusable medical equipment, and the provision of excellent patient care. He/she insures national, network, and local missions, values, vision, and performance measures are supported and met, provides efficient management of resources and budgetary constraints, facilities a collaborative team environment, develops orientation and training of pertinent clinical staff under the service, and proactively identifies needs and concerns concerning the service. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8AM to 430PM"]
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.