HBPC Medical Director/Incentive/Education Debt Reduction Program
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Internal Number: 747575100
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. Additional Requirement: Board Certified Preferred Experience: Qualified with clinical experience in the geriatric population, board certification in Geriatrics and/or Palliative Care. Extensive experience in team-based care settings (i.e. nursing home, home care, specialty clinics) and care plan meetings Experience with complex symptom management and recognition of needed changes in opioid management Demonstrated ability to educate others (i.e. Veterans, family, staff, learners) Prior experience in quality assurance (i.e. Lean Management, High Reliability Organization, Just Culture) will be helpful in this setting as we are devoted to constant improvement in the care of older adults. 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The physician will dedicate 30-70% of time, daily, ensuring high-quality and safe daily operations our Home-Based Primary Care Program. The major aspects of work are focused on program leadership, program management, quality assurance, performance improvement, and other specific duties and coverage as assigned. The balance of time will be utilized to manage a small panel of HBPC Veterans and to serve in rotation for other clinical assignments within GEC as scheduled or assigned. We also remain the primary clinical site for a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and the education of medical residents and students throughout the year. Roles and responsibilities: Understand, manage, and report data related to/from HBPC (local and national) Serve as a member of the GEC Leaders Group (meeting monthly and ad hoc) Work closely with HBPC Program Coordinator, HBPC Nurse Manager, and HBPC Program Support Assistants on overall program management and response to changes and monitoring Serve as Chair of HBPC Steering Committee and HBPC Monthly meetings Lead and assist with HBPC program development including strategic planning, program leadership, quality improvement, quality assurance, continuous survey readiness, and committee/work groups in collaboration with others Understand, manage, and assist with review and revision of HBPC Policy to ensure compliance with VHA guidance Assist with response and management of Action Items related to HBPC Assist with response and management of emergencies as it relates to HBPC Supervise and evaluate all HBPC clinical providers in Oklahoma City and Lawton Serve as one local point of contact and subject matter expert as it relates to home and community based care services for Veterans Maintain licensures and certifications requisite for credentials and privileges at the OKC VA HCS at all times Meet ethical and professional standards as written in the Medical Staff Bylaws and ensure that work relations are in compliance with facility standards and expectations as written and communicated Other duties or cross-coverage as assigned by Associate Chief of Staff to include CLC Consultation, CLC Attending, Palliative Care Attending, and on-call rotations Contract Buy Out Program: This position may be eligible for the Physician / Provider Contract Buy Out Program (CBOP), which authorizes VHA to buy out service contracts (Locum agreements, loan repayments, sign-on bonus contracts, Physician-owned practices) in exchange for employment at certain rural or highly rural facilities for a period of obligated service (minimum 4 years). For additional information and eligibility requirements, contact the VHA Contract Buy Out Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized to highly qualified applicant Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Timothy.Kiddoo2@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Work Schedule: Negotiable Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Home call and weekend/holiday rounds in fair rotation"]
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