Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, North Carolina
Internal Number: 745942000
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. 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 work is primarily sedentary in an office setting in a controlled environment with periodic visits to other facilities and the CBOC's. It requires walking, standing, bending, reaching and lifting of usual office supplies and equipment. ["The Deputy Chief of Primary Care provides administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for Primary Care at the Fayetteville VA Medical center, under the direction of the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Primary Care Service Line to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Chief of Primary Care and serves as a key clinical resource for the ACOS for Primary Care, Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff. The responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the primary care provider services, including research programs and guidance and education for learners and trainees. The incumbent is directly accountable to the Deputy Chief of Primary Care for day- to-day administrative activities of the Service, and accountable to the ACOS for Primary Care for clinical program activities and overall compliance to VISN wide policies and procedures. This includes but is not limited to the following along with other duties as assigned: Quality Improvement Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality, timeliness and patient satisfaction with primary care provided by the service. Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality, timely, patient centered care through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools. Research and Education Encourages and supports research and education missions. Facilitates translation of research findings into improved patient outcomes. Encourages continuing education for all personnel in the service and ensures compliance with performance standards. Budget and Fiscal Management Develops input as requested by the ACOS for Primary Care the annual strategic and budget plan for the service consistent with guidance and goals from the Director's Office and/or Fiscal Service. Recommends sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide patient care, treatment, and services. Organizational Stewardship Demonstrates commitment to the Medical Centers goals and patient centered care Encourages an atmosphere of trust and empowerment by example Team Building Develops an interdisciplinary team of innovative, highly motivated individuals who are continuously striving for excellence in patient care and customer service. Develops a team that is technically competent and understands the interrelationships of all the medical center services in achieving the mission. Human Resources Management Responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, selections, rewards and recognition, training, and problem resolution as these actions relate to the service. Works with Human Resources and the unions to maintain good labor-management relations and to resolve problems by interest-based bargaining. Communications Effectively communicates with service employees, Veterans, and their families, employees from other services, stake holders, the triad, and VISN and VACO staff when required. Exhibits clear, honest and open communications in meetings and other interactions. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available to highly qualified candidates Relocation Incentive: Available to eligible candidates. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Contact Cheryl Lahair at email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more. 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: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM."]
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