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. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certified / Board Eligible Family Practice or Internal Medicine Preferred Experience: 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: ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized for highly competitive New Hires Relocation Incentive: Authorized for current VA Employees transferring from out of state VHA facilities Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties: The Primary Care Service Line (PCSL) Chief is directly responsible to the Chief of Staff (COS) for business planning, program development, organization, and implementation of all programs under the PCSL. The candidate should possess the proven ability to formulate and coordinate a strategic vision and plan for the PCSL that will align with Executive Leadership and Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Leadership goals, all while encouraging optimum performance of Primary Care clinicians within the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care delivery. The PCSL Chief is responsible for the local service line operating budget and the management/leadership of all administrative/clerical staff assigned to the PCSL. The Chief must possess a thorough understanding of medical economics and the ability to prepare and execute an annual business plan. He/She is responsible to Executive Leadership to ensure that all programs under the PCSL are operated in accordance with local medical center policy and that the PCSL is contributing effectively to the successful achievement of medical center strategic goals and objectives. The PCSL Chief is responsible for ensuring that the educational and research activities within the PCSL support patient care activities and meet all regulatory requirements. This includes residency support and supervision of physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant training programs and oversight of medical records documentation and patient confidentiality. The PCSL Chief leads the culture and sets the standard of clinical competences and conduct within the department, which are monitored through the credentialing and privileging processes, annual performance evaluation, Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations, peer review and the Performance Improvement Process. The PCSL Chief promotes constructive problem resolution in an environment of completing priorities amongst various stakeholders and assumes accountabilities for all professional and administrative activities under their supervision. The Chief demonstrates an extensive knowledge of population based preventive care, comprehensive Primary Care, and the healthcare delivery system both locally and nationally. The Chief must possess an understanding of process management and the ability to promote teamwork amongst all stakeholders within the organizations that interact with the PCSL. Finally, the PCSL Chief must possess an understanding of information systems and the analytic ability to develop both clinical and financial reports that will aid in the management of Primary Care. Work Schedule: TBD"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.