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. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Internists/ Family Practitioners are physicians who focus on the care of adult patients. An internist or family practitioner working in the preoperative evaluation clinic evaluates and assesses each patient, optimizes the patient's chronic medical conditions, and provides valuable information to the patient and surgical team regarding risk of surgery and anesthesia. Preoperative evaluation and optimization goals include decreasing morbidity and mortality after surgery, minimizing costs, decreasing the patient's length of stay in the hospital, and providing the patient with education and support. Successfully completed a residency program in internal medicine or family practice approved by the Accrediting Council of Graduate Medical Education during which at least 3 years were dedicated to clinical care. Board Certification is not required but it is strongly encouraged. Provides direct patient care for inpatients and outpatients scheduled for procedures/surgery to optimize patients for their procedure. Calculates risk for surgery. Provides care to patient to decrease risk, improve outcomes, decrease length of stay, and educate the patient. Provides patient-centered medical care utilizing both the art and science of medicine. Provides high-value, cost-effective, and team-based medical care. Utilizes palliative and hospice services and principles as indicated. Demonstrates ability to teach medical students, medical residents, or other students who rotate in the preoperative clinic. Demonstrates ability to participate in clinical research and other academic activities as assigned, both with VA and our affiliated academic institutions. Demonstrate interpersonal skills that enhances the effectiveness and accomplishments of the service. Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills that are commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. Participates in hospital and medical staff activities such as accreditation requirements, quality assessment, quality improvement projects, and committee assignments. Demonstrates ability to function within the parameters set by VA with regards to consult management, utilization of order sets, documentation in CPRS, and other requirements of the VA's electronic medical record system. Demonstrates ability to function within a large complex organization that requires cooperation with multiple services, including community care, prosthetics service, medical administration, medical records, group medical practice. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30AM to 4:00PM
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.