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. 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. 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: All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required. In the process of providing patient care, the work involves regular and recurring periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, pulling, lifting, reaching and carrying. Manual dexterity is required to operate medical equipment and perform activities such as surgery, treatments and computerized medical record documentation. ["The Marion Indiana VA Medical Center was originally constructed as the Marion branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and has been improving the health of Veterans who have proudly served our nation since 1889. The Marion campus has 75 acute psychiatry beds and a 150- bed nursing home care unit. Mental health clinics, primary care, medical and surgical specialty care are also available. Marion is rich in history and brimming with opportunity. Here are just a few reasons why so many people love to call it home. When current residents talk about why they choose to live in Marion and Grant County, they talk overwhelmingly about the kindness, creativity, and passion of people who live here. Living in Grant County is astoundingly affordable. In fact, it was named #1 most affordable suburb in the nation by Realtor.com. The low cost of living allows individuals to live well and comfortably and pursue opportunities for less here in Marion. The Medical Director has the responsibility of providing direct supervision of Clinical Providers assigned. The Site Medical Director will also provide direct patient care. The proportion of clinical and administrative time is 75%/25%. The physician provides services in a primary care setting. They will provide direct patient care to an adult population of predominantly older, male patients. The individual must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon age-related factors as noted in age-specific competencies described in service and unit policies and procedures. The physician may serve on Medical Center committees or VISN 10 committees at the Chief of Staff's request. The physician's clinical hours may include extended evening hours throughout the weekdays and weekends. The Site Medical Director has the responsibility for the overall supervision of all Providers assigned. They will ensure the continuous effective operation of the primary care service line. They will be responsible for recommending disciplinary actions and providing input on annual reviews. The Medical Director is responsible for ensuring that personnel are available and approving/disapproving leave as required. The Medical Director will report to the Associate Chief of Staff- Primary Care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): ***Recruitment Incentive Approved***\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): ***Relocation Incentive Approved***\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Approved\nEDRP Authorized: This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. EDRP approval is contingent on this occupation and specialty being deemed \"hard-to-recruit-and-retain\" at the duty location you are interested in. Contact Brian.Huhman@va.gov or Eve.Harper@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance. 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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.