Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is a level 3 facility in Spokane, WA. Other sites of Veteran care delivery include two community based outpatient clinics, two rural health clinics, a teaching Primary Care Clinic at the Washington State University Medical School Campus in Spokane, and a homeless program at an off-site location. Over 32,000 Veterans are seen annually through these sites of care. 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 Experience: Board Certification is strongly preferred in a surgical discipline. One year at a Service Chief level or higher. Comprehensive understanding of the delivery of outpatient Veteran Care. Significant Leadership, Mentorship and Management 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: Light Lifting (under 15 pounds), Use of fingers, Both hands required, Ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid Permitted) ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following: Responsible for the direct supervision of staff physicians and support personnel assigned within the surgical service. Oversees coordination of Veteran Care provided by Surgery, Eye, Anesthesia, Urology, Dermatology and Respiratory therapy sections. Approval and denial of time and leave to assure proper coverage of services. Certification of time and leave. Performance reviews and interventions. Other functions to support the performance, behavior and accountability of the direct reports. Service chief is expected to provide 50% clinical time, however this time may vary based on clinical and administrative as demand warrants. Works closely with the Office of Community Care (OCC) service to ensure outpatient care when needed is provided and managed in a coordinated manner. Works daily with Nurse Managers for surgery clinics, peri-operative, inpatient and endoscopy units, Referral Coordination Team, Care in the Community service and all other administrative service chiefs and other Pentrad members. Responsible for quality and process improvement projects and strategic planning for the service. Collaborates with the VISN 20 Surgical Workgroup that meets at least monthly and is overseen by the VISN Chief Surgical Consultant. Required to attend numerous hospital, VISN, and national committees, oversee and participate in facility educational programs including those for staff and undergraduate and graduate medical, optometry, physician assistant, CRNA and nurse practioner learners. 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. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment /Relocation Incentive: Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN 20 EDRP @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov, 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"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.