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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: None Preferred Experience: Board Certified preferred, Board Eligible considered. 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 a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted ["Evansville is Indiana's third-largest city. It is a friendly place in Southwest Indiana, along the Ohio River. Evansville is the metropolitan hub where southwest Indiana meets southeast Illinois and northwest Kentucky. Come enjoy Evansville, Indiana. You'll find family attractions, exciting nightlife, and the education and culture of seven themed museums. The Evansville Health Care Center is a large outpatient clinic that provides care to approximately 15,000 Veterans annually. Primary Care, Behavioral Medicine and a variety of medical and surgical specialty services are provided. These include: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Nephrology, Optometry, Gastroenterology, Podiatry, Pain, and Orthopedic Surgery. In addition, Imaging, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Physical Medicine services are available. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one of five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Audrey West, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at 618/997-5311, extension, or Audrey.West@va.gov. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual 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) based on your appointment type, full-time, part-time, etc.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Clinical duties will include, but are not limited to: Treat diseases, disorders, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system both medically and surgically. Provides quality patient care to outpatients as assigned. Assesses Veterans by utilizing advanced clinical judgment and physical assessment skills. Identifies acute, non-acute or chronic health problems. Uses principles of risk management to identify system issues which impact on patient care. Orders and evaluates appropriate diagnostic tests. Adheres to clinical practice guidelines for patient chronic diseases. Conducts appropriate preventive screens and diagnostic tests. Informs patients in order to accomplish shared-decision making in medical treatment/regimes. Provides appropriate disposition of identified health care problems. Participates in Surgery Service multi-disciplinary activities. Keeps informed of development in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education, both formal and informal. Successfully integrates otolaryngology identified medical needs with other patient care programs at the medical center and in the community. Consistently demonstrates medical expertise in diagnosis in and treating multi-symptomatic patients. Adheres to local medical center policies, procedures and VHA directives related to timeliness of documentation and encounters for verification of patient visits, finding, and medical recommendations in the electronic medical record. Adheres to local medical center policies or VHA Directives related to clinical alerts and service level agreements with other specialized services within the medical center. Administrative Provides guidance and supervision for the Mid-Level practitioners to include Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Participates and attends medical center committees assigned by the Surgery Service or Chief of Staff. Assists in the development and implementation of care programs in Surgery Service. If assigned, participates in the selection of new Surgery Service Staff. Revises work schedules and assignments on short notice to meet frequent, abrupt and unpredictable changes in prescribed workloads and deadlines. Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services such as Process Action Teams or other Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Assignments. Participates in Surgery Service Peer Reviews when requested. Work Schedule: Monday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30"]
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.