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: At least four years of experience as a professional physician. The preferred candidate will be an MD or DO, Internal Medicine Physician or Specialist as well as meet the preferred experience below: Knowledge of the VA system and its regulations Knowledge of patient care processes and systems Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs Progressive management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills Demonstrated skills in maintaining and enhancing partnerships with academic affiliates and other key stakeholders. 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 visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["To apply to the Social Worker (MIRECC Director), please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/661960400\nTo apply to the Registered Nurse (MIRECC Director), please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/661961600\nTo apply to the Psychologist (MIRECC Director), please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/661961900 The James J. Peters VAMC is currently recruiting for the position of Director of the Mental Illness, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) service. This position may be filled by a Social worker, Registered Nurse, Psychologist or Physician. MIRECC is an international leader in research and treatment of Severe Mental Illness (SMI). The Center pursues a discovery-to-recovery approach to determine the causes, identify predictors, and develop treatments for individuals with SMI. RESPONSIBILITIES: Development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures. Oversight of administrative and programmatic resources and clinician investigators' progress or lack thereof, and monitoring of outcomes that deliver specialized, complex, highly professional results that are important components of the VA Health Care Mission using outcome monitoring, data-driven quality assurance processes. Responsible for all professional, management and administrative aspects of a complex research, education, and clinical consultation program. Ensuring on-going multiple funded research studies and education/clinical projects and programs. Consults with others to offer guidance and stimulation in research/program evaluation directions for the program. Plans and oversees the completion of research designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. Presents outcome data/research results at VA and national scientific meetings. Ability to develop and recommend new or revised policies that are consistent with organizational goals and objectives. Holds an academic appointment at a local affiliated university. The candidate should have international experience in conducting clinical and research development in disorders of severe schizophrenia and mood disorders. Provides oversight of the Center for Integrated Healthcare MIRECC Advanced Fellowship training program. Serves as a mentor to professionals promoting professional development for investigators, clinical educators, and implementation. Support professionals who will advance quality of care for Veterans. Supervisory\nThe incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff.\nAt the national level the incumbent provides updates on the status of MIRECC operations, including its budget, to the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and works to be responsive to the needs of the system.\nAt the VISN and local levels the incumbent provides updates on the status of MIRECC operations to the Network Director, Network CMO, Network Executive Leadership Council, and the local Medical Center Directors as appropriate. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes\nEDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPay: 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 Work Schedule: PT 25 hours a week, days are negotiable"]
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.