The Chief of Medicine provides administrative and programmatic leadership for the Medicine Service. Responsibilities include overall administrative oversight including quality assurance for the Medicine service. The Chief of Medicine reports Directly to the Chief of Staff. The Chief of Medicine maintains a limited clinical practice in her/his own sub-specialty. Service areas include inpatient and outpatient care in General Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Hospitalist Medicine, Rheumatology, Hematology-Oncology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Allergy/Immunology, Neurology, and undergraduate/graduate medical education. The Albany VA is located near the pristine Adirondack Mountains and lakes, and situated between New York City, Boston and Montreal. Albany New York offers the versatility of a big city and outdoor enthusiast's dream. The Chief of Medicine is responsible to the Chief of Staff. The incumbent works under the Chief of Staff to develop and promote high quality clinical service, research and education programs. The incumbent must be board certified in Internal Medicine and be qualified for a faculty appointment at Albany Medical College. S/he will participate in academic activities of the Albany Medical College. Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday, but tour may vary Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position may be eligible, (depending upon specialty) for the Education Debt Reduction Program, a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific eligibility requirements, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment services Office. 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, 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) contingent on funding availability. Participation in EDRP is contingent on the availability of EDRP funding and is not guaranteed. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Please note EDRP is a one-time benefit so if you have already received EDRP in the past you would not be eligible to reapply.
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.