VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Chief, Dermatology Section. Dermatology Section Chief position is located in Medical Service at the Boston, MA location. 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: Dermatologist with current experience to provide excellent patient care combined with teaching in dermatology. Board Certification in Dermatology. Preferred Experience: A demonstrated interest in clinical investigation is preferred. The successful candidate should be eligible for appointment as Instructor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) or Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). 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: Physical Requirements: Evaluation of physical, cognitive and emotional fitness of candidates for appointment in VA is required prior to appointment. Candidates must be capable of interactions with patients and health care personnel in a caring and professional manner. The candidate must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads, to function effectively under stress, to adapt to changing environments, and to display flexibility. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE TO December 29, 2023. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be considered. 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: Mon-Fri, 08:00am - 04:30pm. VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Chief, Dermatology Section. Candidates should have strong leadership skills and a commitment to patient care, trainee education, and faculty development. This full-time position oversees all Section's clinical activities. We are a referral site for complex dermatologic care including Mohs surgery. The Section contributes significantly to trainee education from three affiliated residency programs. There are also opportunities to develop research and quality improvement programs within the Section. The position reports to the Chief, Medical Service and is primarily located at the VABHS Jamaica Plain campus. VABHS is a multi-campus tertiary care medical center that provides a full range of patient care services along with nationally recognized education and innovative research activities. We have major affiliations with Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. VABHS is a host site for numerous national research programs including the Million Veteran Program, the world's largest genomic biorepository. VABHS has one of the largest research programs in VA with several federally funded research centers offering significant collaborative opportunities. The position requires US citizenship, M.D. with licensure, and Board Certification in Dermatology. At least 5 years of experience in dermatology clinical activities and prior experience overseeing clinical programs are preferred. Accomplishments should be commensurate with academic appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Dermatology at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine or Harvard Medical School. Recruitment/relocation incentives will be considered. The position offers a competitive VA salary as well as a generous leave and benefits package. For information on federal benefits visit: www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. NOTIFICATIONS: This position is eligible for coverage by a Bargaining Unit, but is not currently represented. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. Incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's. This position is in the Excepted Service. Applicant's education, length of practice, will be considered by a compensation panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered. Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with the employment process. Selectee will be required to complete the credentialing process. Permanent appointment in this position is subject to review by the Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) that will review the selected candidate's education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Veterans' preference will apply if eligible."]
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