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. by 09/21/2023. 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), 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: The position is primarily sedentary, with the ability to stand, walk, bend, and move freely. Work is accomplished predominantly in an administrative setting. Position requires periodic travel from the Medical Center its nine Community Based Outreach Centers. Position also may require minimal travel into the community to meet with community agencies and partners, who provide assistance and support to the facility and its Veterans. This position requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Work may involve regular and recurring exposure to infection and contagious diseases. Infection Control Standard Precautions are required as safety precautions, such as hand hygiene, gloves, gowns, or masks, which may be required for personal protective equipment and to promote a safe environment. ["This is an open continuous announcement until September 21, 2023. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. The initial applicant review date is 04/11/2023. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. As the Chief of Psychiatry (CP) located at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center (Saginaw VA / Community Based Outpatient Clinics) and will report to the Chief of Mental Health (CMH). The incumbent will have the authority and responsibility for supervising and over disciplinary issues seeing psychiatrists, mental health nurse practitioners, and physician assistants assigned to Mental Health (MH) at the Saginaw VA. The CP will at minimum, be responsible for ensuring the implementation of programming and performance initiatives; meeting performance measures; quality and timeliness of clinical care; leave approvals; payroll approvals; any disciplinary issue coverage; be included in the psychiatry on call list; and other duties as assigned. The incumbent serves as a staff psychiatrist with full clinical privileges at the Saginaw VA and will have a full, current, and unrestricted medical license to practice as a physician and psychiatrist in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. As a credentialed and approved Saginaw VA staff psychiatrist, the incumbent diagnoses mental health disorders; conducts psychiatric assessments; treats mental health disorders through a variety of approved modalities; provides medication interventions; completes medical examinations as needed; orders medication monitoring and other laboratories as needed; and provides adjunctive interventions for treatment of mental health disorders. Among the modalities that may be provided are individual, family, group psychotherapies; medication prescription; medical monitoring; and others as approved by Saginaw VA. The incumbent may consult with Medical Center Staff on a wide variety of patient care issues and may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. The allocated time for performing the duties required in this position will be approximately 90% administrative and 10% direct patient care, but may be adjusted for need as determined by MH leadership. Recruitment / Relocation Incentive : May be authorized. PCS: May be Authorized: For more information on discretionary/non-discretionary PCS approval, visit the FSC website- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - VA-FSC Internet Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN10HREDRPSLRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). 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 from 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Telework: Available. Travel: Occasional Travel Virtual: This is not a virtual position."]
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.