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. Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of Primary Care experience Leadership experience not necessary but a plus. 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Salt Lake City VA Health Care System is seeking well qualified candidates for Chief Medical Officers at multiple locations across several states. The incumbents will direct clinical programs within each respective clinic, meeting or exceeding SLCVAHCS standards and accreditation bodies. Administrative: Serves and collaborates with the Business Manager and Nurse Manager as a triad model within clinics and demonstrates the ability to appoint and/or build interdisciplinary team members with complementary skills for maximum team effort and success. Leads and supervises the performance of Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and Physician Assistants who are assigned to the Community Based Outpatient Clinics along with evaluative duties related to clinical and other performance. Contributes to staff growth and development of effective teams and individuals in the team. Supports clinical training and continuing professional development throughout the Primary Care service line with personal/professional development plans and organizational/clinical needs. Ensure that providers possess the necessary skills appropriate to patient care in an outpatient primary care setting. Ensures that all providers maintain continuing education and certifications respective to their role. Responsible for completion of Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE), Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE) for initial hires and providers needing focused evaluation for cause, performance/proficiency evaluations, and pay for performance evaluations for all staff under the incumbent's direct supervision. Develops and implements appropriate policies, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support the Community Based Outpatient Clinic Service operations. Collaborates with other Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Medical Directors, Primary Care leadership, and Specialty Care Leadership on program issues and healthcare delivery in their respective clinics. Oversight of Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance/Utilization Review and evaluation to ensure that the four dimensions of care are continuously evaluated and improved: Access. Quality of Care, Customer Service/Patient Satisfaction, and Utilization Management/Efficiency of Care. Research problems that impact the quality-of-care delivery. Ensure the ethical and competent practice of the Primary Care Service. Participates in the development of the annual 4Cast business plan submitted to facility leadership. T Serve and collaborate with the Business Manager and Nurse Manager as a triad model within the Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Support all existing safety and infection control practices relevant to this position. Contributes to and keeps abreast of new safety and ergonomic practices as they are developed. Complies with safety, security, and privacy policies. Ensures that proper clinical coverage is arranged during planned absences and complies with hand-off communication policy. Clinical: Serve as a Primary Care physician in the PC Service according to approved clinical privileges at VASLCHCS. This position is administrative and clinical. The incumbent shall maintain either GAP coverage or a smaller panel for clinical time. Work Schedule: M-F 0800-1630"]
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.