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 (EDRP): Authorized (See "Summary" section above for details) Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. 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 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is seeking a Full Time Permanent Physician (Surgeon-Transplant Section Chief) to serve at their University Drive facility in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Successful applicants will possess a subspecialty in liver transplant, evidence of established practice and leadership experience. The Physician (Surgeon-Transplant Section Chief) provides full spectrum of operative and non-operative management care to patients. Major Duties include but are not limited to: Management of the Transplant section and providers to include management of schedules, Call, Staffing of ORs, and Transplant clinic. Appropriately documents own interventions and reviews appropriate health team documentation of patient treatment plans and involve the primary care provider when indicated to treat changes in the patient's condition. Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and intervenes, using sound judgment, professional attitude and appropriate channels. Participates in and oversees all aspects to include surgical, inpatient care, and outpatient clinical visits; administrative and academic components. Provides direct patient care, oversees residents by providing clinical instruction in the outpatient clinic and inpatient settings. Attends, participates, and supervises residents and/or medical students in outpatient clinics and the performance of any procedure whether in the operating room or at the bedside appropriate to their level of graduate responsibility. Takes an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records. Maintains current knowledge of trends in professional issues. Evaluates the need for, and provides education to the patient and or their family concerning the patient's treatment and diagnosis. Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and activities. Develops and leads interdisciplinary teams to improve organizational performance. Recognizes impediments to health care delivery and uses problem-solving/performance improvement approaches to improve outcomes. Participates in performance improvement activities related to the service line quality improvement process. Tracks and trends issues related to care delivery and role implementation. Evaluates need and participates in interdisciplinary ad hoc committees/process action teams for constructive problem solving. Establishes objective and measurable goals that are appropriate for case load size based on patient population and diagnoses. Develops and implements interdisciplinary standards of practice and care. Conducts self-review of current practice and seek constructive feedback from peers. Facilitates open dialogue among peers, supervisors and staff. Communicates effectively with patients, families/significant others and the health team members. Establishes ongoing relationships with professional/health related groups within the community. Recognizes impact of age-specific care needs and incorporates this into the assessment process and incorporates these age-specific needs into care as reflected by modification of treatment plans. Initiates appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services. Presents accurate information in interdisciplinary and public groups. Fosters good public relations when interpreting philosophy, policies/procedures, goals and objectives to staff, patients and the public. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duties is expected to be Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm; however, extended hours, weekends, nights and holidays may be required as Veteran needs arise.
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.