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. Learn more. 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. Preferred Criteria: Possess Physiatry, Orthopedics and/or Family Medicine with Sports Medicine Fellowship 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: 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. ["**This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 27, 2022. with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available.** VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible\nEDRP Authorized: EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The scope of practice for the C&P Physician will include but is not limited to: Conducts Compensation and Pension examinations on Veterans and Active-Duty Service members utilizing VBA formatted worksheets. Provides a physical, emotional, and cognitive assessment of the individual examined (with the possibility that a medical opinion could be requested. As part of the examination process the VBA could request a complete review of the electronic medical record). Obtains medical history and performs physical examinations, provides evaluation and establishes diagnosis of Veterans/Active Service Members, orders and evaluates appropriate diagnostic studies, conducts medical record review, makes assessments as to the likelihood that presenting medical condition(s) are related to military service and acts within the guidelines and quality indicators set forth by the Office of Disability and Medical Assessment (DMA). There is exclusion of treatment and prescription in the C&P setting. Demonstrates the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to evaluate veterans based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age-related factors. The work of the C&P Physician is primarily in an office environment and sedentary in nature. The work requires an elevated level of concentration and emotional stamina. Participates in Primary Care coverage (if applicable). Participates in Quality Assurance activities. Participates in Protected Peer Review & pertinent peer chart review activities. Participates in care Line staff meetings, Specialty Care Team meetings and mandatory staff functions. Completes all mandatory training modules timely. Teaches house staff/students/in outpatient clinic as appropriate. Completes required number of total credit hours and patient safety hours annually. Must maintain active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Adheres to facility current policies and procedures and Medical Staff By-law. Coordinates and supervises the scope of practice of assigned mid-level and appropriate allied health practitioner staff to ensure their rights and practice goals are achieved and integrated expeditiously to benefit patient care. Any other duties as assigned by Chief or Assistant Chief of Administrative Medicine Service. Work Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Friday 730AM-4:00PM"]
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.