Physician (Geriatrics, Extended Care, & Rehabilitation Section Chief)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Linwood, Kansas
Internal Number: 708775000
The Kansas City VA Medical Center is seeking a Section Chief for the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line. At KCVA, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. We provide health care services at 11 locations serving western Missouri and eastern Kansas. Facilities include our KC VAMC and 9 community-based outpatient clinics. We offer a generous benefits package and look forward to welcoming you to our team! 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. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; 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); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone. ["We care for Heroes! Veterans depend on us; we depend on professionals like you. Our values unite us, guide our actions/decisions daily. At Kansas City VA this means: It's About the Veterans. You Support a Safety Culture; Commit to Zero Harm; Learn, Inquire and Improve; Embrace a Duty to Speak Up; Have Respect for People; and Ensure Clear Communications. We hire for TRUST first. With you we will continue towards a culture of continuous process improvement. Our journey means that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, leadership involvement is necessary, and engagement is paramount. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com. We are seeking a Geriatric Section Chief for the leadership and direction of a service that includes Geriatrics, Extended Care, Physical Medicine and Rehab (PM&R), and Pain Management services encompassing the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of the integrated programs and applicable performance measures. Includes the supervision of a variety of healthcare professionals including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, therapists and administrative professionals in the service. Care Areas: Geriatrics Clinics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - including PT/OT Services, Chiropractic Services and Interventional Pain Management Speech Pathology Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) and the Medical Foster Home Program Hospice and Palliative Care VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of 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) 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 and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.