The Southeast Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, LA is seeking a full-time Physician (Women's Health Medical Director) 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Note: Copy of current certification must be submitted prior to entering on duty. 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. Preferred Experience and Certifications Board Certified in internal medicine or family practice. Women's Health Fellowship (including VA Fellowship in Women's Health) or equivalent additional experience or training preferred. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds Light carrying, under 15 pounds Straight pulling (2 hours) Pulling hand over hand (0.5 hours) Pushing (1 hours) Reaching above shoulder Use of fingers Both hands required Walking (8 hours) Standing (6 hours) Kneeling (1/4 hours) Repeated bending (1 hours) Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other Depth perception Ability to distinguish basic colors Ability to distinguish shades of colors Hearing (aid permitted) Mental and Emotional Stability Environmental Factors Excessive noise, intermittent Radiant energy Electrical energy Slippery or uneven walking surfaces Unusual fatigue factors (working) Working with hands in water Working closely with others Working alone Protracted or irregular hours of work irregular hours of work wearing aseptic mask ["Major Duties Serves in a dual capacity as SLVHCS' Medical Director for Women's Health and as a provider of women's healthcare. The incumbent is a skilled ambulatory (primary) care medicine physician with a concentration on Women's Health. The incumbent will work under the ACOS/Ambulatory and Primary Care with delegated responsibility for administering, coordinating, evaluating, recommending and/or developing program guidelines and policies in the entire field of Women's Health. Represents the facility on aspects of Women's Health and has authority to collaborate with central office on matters in the specialized program area. The Women's Health mission involves supporting a growing workforce at all New Orleans VAMC locations, which is characterized as having potential need to serve as the lead consultant for complex Women's Health problems. Serves as liaison between Women's Health and other services to build working partnerships to develop women. The nature of the duties and responsibilities is such that a professional degree of Doctor of Medicine is a fundamental requirement. In addition, duties require exceptional Women's Health clinical skills; detailed knowledge of VA structure, policies, and procedures; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; as well as a good working knowledge of the VA. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VHA Physician Total Rewards Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Available Travel: Occasional EDRP Authorized: 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. Contact (Umika.Cohen@va.gov), Umika Cohen the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract"]
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.