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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@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 The Deputy Chief of C&P and Environmental Medicine is responsible for providing support to the C&P Section Chief/Director and leadership for the disability exams completed in the C&P Department and the Environmental Registry exams completed in the Environmental Medicine clinic. The incumbent will participate in the development and administration of policies and in strategic planning related to C&P and Environmental Medicine. The incumbent must have knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems and objectives. He/she should have some basic understanding of fiscal and human resource management policies and procedures, and the ability to learn the culture of the VA health care administration systems. The incumbent should have leadership experience with demonstrated ability to effectively lead in a changing environment with knowledge of compliance requirements. The incumbent should have skill in planning, organizing, prioritizing, delegating and supervising. The incumbent should have skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem identification, problem-solving and decision-making. He/she will be responsible for developing comprehensive reports based on the ability to analyze and interpret complex data. The incumbent should possess excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills and must maintain effective relationships with staff, Veterans, their family members and the public. Clinical Provide C&P examinations - Examine patients for general medicine conditions. - Properly and precisely diagnose based on clinical evidence. - Determine medical opinions based on clinical exam, current scientific knowledge, and the patient's record. - Document findings in medical-legal terminology as requested by the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA). - Write Disability Benefits Questionnaires using evidence from clinical exam, current scientific knowledge, and the patient's record. - Provide coverage as FODOC to the VBA - Maintains current knowledge of research literature pertinent to area of patient care Cross train in Environmental Registry examinations when time permits, and clinic needs necessitate - Complete Environmental Registry Examinations - Provide individualized patient education and counseling on environmental hazards - Enter data into the Environmental hazards registry - Coordinate with the treatment team on pertinent findings - Educate the Veteran about toxic exposure Administrative (clinic design that supports team-based integrated care) - Has a collaborative partnership with C&P Director and C&P Supervisor. - Oversee mentorship/training of new of Advanced Practice Practitioners (APP) including Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) - Supports C&P Director in the adherence of applicable VA medical center and outpatient clinic policies, rules and regulations, medical staff bylaws, operating procedures, and clinical Service Agreements and performs all necessary Human Resource (HR) responsibilities. Disseminate - Supports C&P Director in ensuring effective integration of outpatient clinic efforts/activities with other medical center operations, VISN 21, and VHA initiatives, and with community-based agencies and activities. Participates in outreach programs as appropriate with local engaged communities. - Supports C&P Director and may act as proxy to complete annual proficiency / performance evaluations of the all medical clinicians under their responsibility and incorporates specific performance improvement data in these appraisals. - Develops a strong daily management system to review, monitor, and effectively manage access. Be familiar with VAPAHCS dashboards to track key metrics. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm"]
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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.