Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia, West Virginia
Internal Number: 742005800
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. Education: 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. Licensure: 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. English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. ? 7402(d) and 7407(d). Additional Requirement: Significant experience in the incumbent's area of expertise Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing, establish effective interpersonal relationships with all levels of health care system personnel. 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: Lifting and carrying (up to 45 lbs.); pushing or pulling (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hours); standing (up to 4 hours); repeated bending (up to 2 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye; hearing (aid permitted); clear speech; mental and emotional stability. ["The Specialty Care Chief is responsible to ensure specialty care provided to Clarksburg VAMC Veterans is adequate and appropriate. Duties and responsibilities include a variety of medical and surgical care management techniques, which requires knowledge, skills, licensure, and experience as a physician. Position involves understanding of the requirements for: safety, evaluations, knowledge and skill in the procedures, administration and documentation of inpatient and outpatient specialty care; and skill in maintaining effective work relationships with patients, members of the treatment team and other services in the organization. The Specialty Care Chief must possess the knowledge to provide oversight and leadership to Outpatient Care which includes Dermatology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Sleep Medicine and other services inside of Specialty Care. The incumbent is responsible for the daily administrative and clinical operations of the Specialists and reports directly to the ACOS for Medicine & Specialty Care Services. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining professional, technical, and administrative knowledge, competencies, and skill to deliver effective, timely and high-quality medical care to patients at Clarksburg VAMC as well as deliver patient care. The Specialty Care Chief will supervise the other physicians and mid-level providers in the specialty care section of the service, as well as work as a provider in the outpatient clinic. The incumbent is expected to actively participate in quality improvement activities and ensure compliance with rules and regulations of the agency, facility, and department. The Specialty Care Chief is responsible for the overall leadership of the program and ensures the quality of medical services provided, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of medical research conducted on patients aligned to the service. The Specialty Care Chief is involved in providing the framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving the health care services that are responsive to community patient needs and that improve patient health outcomes within the respective service line. The incumbent provides overall guidance and supervision to staff in his/her service line. The Associate Chief of Staff, Medicine & Specialty Service is the supervisor of this position, with the Chief of Staff providing secondary supervision. Overall supervision is provided by the ACOS/Medicine and Specialty Service. The Specialty Care Chief works with considerable independence, assuming complete responsibility for a full range of treatment programs, which is periodically reviewed by the supervisor. On the basis of education and experience, most often works without supervision and assumes the obligation of proper treatment and coordination of care. The Professional Standards Board under delineation of clinical privileges provides medical authority. Administrative direction is provided in terms of broadly defined goals and missions. Incumbent exercises an exceptional degree of latitude in the planning, designing, implementation, and accomplishment of program responsibilities. Compliance with all health care system policies, rules, regulations, and by- laws is mandatory. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Relocation Incentive: Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Visn5EDRPcoordinators@va.gov, 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center. On-call is required with potential for some weekends, as well as on-call coverage; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center. May work virtually some if approved and appropriate for the service."]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.