The Cheyenne VA is currently recruiting for 2 Extensivist Physicians. One to work in Cheyenne Wy, and a second to work in Loveland Co. 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to wear protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must be able to perform CPR per ACLS/BLS protocols ["Interested in a career that offers a true work-life balance? Look no further! The VA Cheyenne Health Care System offers a balance of professional and clinical complexity that stimulates growth yet, it also allows the professional an opportunity to enjoy life outside of work. If you are interested in a career that offers an integrated patient-centered approach while providing compassionate and state of the art care to Veterans, we welcome you to apply. By serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans, we fulfill President Lincoln's promise, \"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.\" The VA is in Cheyenne, capital and most populous city of Wyoming. It's located convenient to three scenic and distinct areas: Curt Gowdy State park, Medicine Bow National Forest, Pole Mountain, and Vedauwoo. The area offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, creating an ideal playground, and hosts several historic and cultural events. Cheyenne offers many opportunities to enhance work-life balance, which makes it an ideal location to start a career, raise a family, or ease into retirement. The health care system serves nearly 24,000 Veterans and is a 22-bed general medical facility that offers acute, chronic inpatient and outpatient services. The facility offers extended care services for Veterans within the 42bed Community Living Center and in-patient behavioral health with a 10-bed Domiciliary. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment / Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved 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 Extensivist physician is Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine and provides services on a full-time (1.0 FTEE) basis. The Extensivist manages high-risk patients with multiple medical comorbidities with a goal of minimizing Emergency Department visits and inpatient admissions. Patients will be seen in an outpatient setting with support from a Nurse Care Manager and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. The Extensivist conducts post-hospitalization visits and consultations and provides short-term longitudinal care for selected patients. This physician functions as an Internal Medicine specialist and a resource for Primary Care, Emergency Department, and Hospitalist teams. Clinical duties include physical assessment, ordering and interpreting imaging and laboratory studies, inpatient consultation, and consultation with subspecialty services. Timely documentation in CPRS is expected. Patient care is primarily face-toface, with secondary use of telephone and VVC modalities. The Extensivist will participate in Process Improvement / Quality Assurance projects and other administrative duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8am to 430pm Monday through Friday"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.