The Department of Medicine at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, located adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh campus, is inviting applications for the position of Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. 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: Interested candidates should have a distinguished record of exceptional clinical care, teaching, scholarly accomplishment, and leadership, as well as commitment to advancing the clinical, educational, and research missions. Candidates should be recognized clinician-researchers with a history of external peer-reviewed research funding and experience in both strategic and operational planning in an academic setting. 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: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted. ["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 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 Department of Medicine at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, located adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh campus, is inviting applications for the position of Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Endocrinologist at the Associate or Full Professor rank level with appropriate leadership, academic, research, and clinical experience will be considered. This is an exciting career opportunity to preside over a dynamic academic Division and to enhance its clinical, research, and educational activities. The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Endocrinology at the VAPHS. The Division of Endocrinology at the VAPHS oversees and manages a comprehensive spectrum of endocrinology subspecialty services. The Division is the exclusive endocrine provider for over 100,000 veterans in the western half of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4, encompassing western PA and southwest Ohio. The Division pioneered the use of remote diabetes specialty care through electronic consultation and home telehealth for glucose monitoring, which have evolved into bedrock principles of Coordinated Care Home Telehealth (CCHT) within the VA, long predating the COVID pandemic. These modalities, along with Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) and VA Video Connect (VVC), are the pillars of an active Diabetes Management and Education Program at the VAPHS, which serves over 30,000 people with diabetes in the western market of VISN4. The Division places an equal emphasis on expert comprehensive endocrine specialty care through telehealth, spanning all disciplines of endocrinology, including areas that are often neglected or less well-served such as male reproductive health and transgender care. The outpatient clinic forms the core of the Division's services, complemented by an active inpatient service. The latter benefits from the use of a computer-based expert system for glycemic management in the critically ill, developed by Division faculty. In addition to its clinical strengths, the Division is strongly committed to the academic mission in education and research. VAPHS faculty are integrally involved in mentoring/teaching trainees at all levels, including medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. These educational activities include participation in the University of Pittsburgh Medical School's Endocrine Disorders Course, the ACGME-certified Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology, and the NIH-funded T32 Research Training Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Several faculty have active research programs funded by NIH and VA grants for studies spanning basic and translational domains. The VAPHS also boasts expansive basic and clinical research space in a newly constructed research building as well as a Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP). These resources provide an outstanding environment for collaborative research, training, and academic excellence. The VAPHS endocrinology program is integrated with and enjoys a close relationship with the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Pittsburgh and its affiliated Medical Center (UPMC). Together, the Division boasts more than 45 faculty with expertise covering all areas of endocrinology. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are known to be leaders in biomedical research, education, and clinical care. As evidence of its academic excellence, the University of Pittsburgh has been consistently ranked among the top institutions in the nation for research funding from the NIH. Multidisciplinary collaborative research in endocrinology and metabolism is further enriched by Institutes and Centers, including the University of Pittsburgh's Diabetes Institutes (UPDI), Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine, Vascular Medicine Institute, Aging Institute, and Liver Research Center, among others. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm. Nights and weekends may be required for rounding for inpatient consultations."]
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