VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized PCS Expenses: Not Authorized This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 29, 2023. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be May 12, 2023, with subsequent cut off dates on a bi-weekly basis. This announcement may close without prior notification. 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: 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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position. ["Duties for Deputy (Assistant Chief) SCI: Duties Assess/Evaluate adult patients in inpatient and outpatient and outpatient settings including Telehealth modality. Perform History & Physical exam. Perform SCI/Rehab consultations including prescription of orthotics, prosthetics, wheelchairs, adaptive equipment, and exoskeleton devices. Request consultations from other VA services and make referrals to Non-VA care. Order and interpret routine diagnostic tests. Establish diagnoses. Plan, coordinate, and execute treatment plan. Authority to admit SCI service. Provide health maintenance and preventive care. Provide patient education. Provide trainee supervision and education. Examples of Spinal Cord Injury Core procedures include: Application of orthotics and prosthetics; Autonomic Dysreflexia management; Gastric intubation; Incision and drainage (I&D) of simple cutaneous abscess or decubitus ulcer; Joint (knee, elbow) aspiration; Placement of peripheral venous catheters; Suprapubic catheter; Suture of simple laceration and suture removal; Therapeutic interventions using Diathermy, Electric simulation, Hydrotherapy, etc.; Tracheostomy change (uncomplicated); Urethral/Bladder catheterization; Urodynamics study and interpretation; Venipuncture; Ventilator assessment and management in stable chronic ventilator-dependent patients in non-ICU settings. Special Procedures for SPINAL CORD INJURY: -- Special Procedures are those that are more complex than the routine Core procedures and thus require evidence of supervised training, competence, and specific criteria (if any). Settings are presumed to be any appropriate area of the MEDVAMC main facility, but if limitation to certain areas is appropriate, then that setting restriction would be so noted in the \"Restrict Setting\" column (e.g. Operating Room (OR), Special Procedure Room (SPR), etc.). Procedures include intrathecal pump management and neurolytic injections (botulinum toxin and alcohol neurolysis to treat spasticity. Medications/Prescriptive Authority: The VHA Pharmacy Benefits Management and the MEDVAMC Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee in conjunction with the Clinical Executive Board have imposed administrative restrictions on some medications (e.g. Formulary Restricted Drug List) by requiring administrative prescription approval prior to dispensing. This type of restriction is not based on an individual competency assessment and therefor is not a clinical privileging issue. Full privileges to prescribe/order medications (including controlled substances for which DEA registration is required). Modalities: The use of some special equipment is considered a modality and not a privilege. These modalities (e.g. Moderate Sedation, Fluoroscopy, Robotic-assistance, etc.) can be used with any appropriate procedure for which the practitioner possesses clinical privileges. There may be additional requirements for the use of these modalities which if not met will prevent the use of the modality which may then prevent performance of a procedure if that modality is required. Telehealth modality is included in the Core privileges. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available for well-qualified applicants. PCS Expenses: Not Authorized 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 Work Schedule:"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.