The Salem VA Medical Center is seeking a Board Certified / Board Eligible (BC/BE) General Nephrologist to join our healthcare team for outpatient/inpatient practice, and will diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic kidney problems and diseases within a specific VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. EDRP Authorized: Applicants are eligible to apply for EDRP. Contact Christopher Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: up to 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 Federal holidays per year, however may have to and/or be on call, 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Clinical Responsibilities: Nephrologist primary duties include providing inpatient and outpatient Nephrology consultations, performing acute and chronic dialysis, and participation in on-call duties after hours, on weekends, and on holidays. Duties are shared with other Nephrologists in the Salem VA Medical Center. Active participation in teaching activities is required, with research included as an optional component of the position. Other duties are, but not limited to: The Nephrologist will provide direct professional Nephrology services to patient in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Care will include evaluation and treatment of patients with known or suspected renal disease. Treatment plans may include writing for treatments including, but not limited to: dialysis (both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, slow low efficiency dialysis), rounding on hospitalized patients, attending in clinics, writing of prescription medications, writing for consultative services, diet instruction, and other physician driven or exclusive decisions. The Nephrologist will provide medical and technical support and supervision to any Nephrology residents and/or students. Supervision of medical residents shall be in accordance with VHA Handbook 1400.1, "Resident Supervision". Experience and interest in managing patients with kidney transplant and patients receiving home modalities of dialysis is strongly preferred. Additionally, completion of advanced training in research methodology is highly desirable. The Nephrologist will provide and/or participate in the resident didactic and clinical career education program, fulfilling the requirements of the AMA Council for Medical Education, for any residents, students, or fellows clinically affiliated with the Salem VAMC, as applicable. The Nephrologist will provide both medical and technical support, as applicable, to RN's, LPN's, Health Technicians, PA-C's, and NP's. The Nephrologist must participate in the Medical Center' Quality Management program through Nephrology indicators, monitors, and by provision of peer review for outcome occurrence screening. This includes attendance at Medical Service conferences, staff meetings, case review conferences, and other education meetings, as applicable. The Nephrologist must complete all patient documentation in VISTA/CPRS as required. All documentation is electronic and/or scanned in the system according to VA/VHA requirements. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:45am to 4:30pm, rotating on call for nights, weekends and holidays
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