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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 GRECC Director will provide strategic leadership to foster continued growth of the GRECC's research, education, and clinical innovations programs and will develop strong working relationships with clinical Service Line leaders. They will ensure close alignment with the medical center operations. Further, the GRECC director will coordinate innovative educational endeavors whereby the research and clinical innovations of the GRECC can be shared broadly and impact regional and national VA care delivery for older Veterans. The GRECC Director will establish, implement, and evaluate the Palliative Care program's clinical services to meet and promote standards of quality and contribute to the organization's mission and goals in compliance with policies. Will foster a relationship between Graduate Medical Education (GME) and affiliates to incorporate fellowship trainings. Coordinate and oversee all direct and indirect patient care services provided by clinic staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) Articulates and promotes the vision, mission, and goals of the program; (2) Advocates for resources (including space, personnel, supplies, and travel support) on behalf of the GRECC. (3) Serves as ex officio member of the GRECC Advisory Committee. (4) Represents, or delegates the authority to represent, the GRECC on suitable committees, boards, and councils of the VA medical facility and VISN, and to GEC in VACO. (5) Ensures that all GRECC Associate Directors and the Administrative Officer work collaboratively in the annual development and evaluation of the GRECC's goals and objectives; (6) Initiates all necessary personnel actions concerning GRECC Core Staff, including hiring, promotion, evaluation, recognition, counseling, reprimand, discipline and termination; (7) Establishes with the host facility Director or the VISN Director, or designee, the GRECC performance plan and at least annually reviews the plan with that individual; (8) Participates in the monthly calls of the GRECC Directors and that group's annual face to face meeting; and (9) Seeks out and acts upon opportunities to collaborate with other GRECC programs and personnel. Work Schedule: M-F Administrative Day Tour"]
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