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. 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: US Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education 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. Licensure: 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: Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Primary Care experience Preferred Experience: None 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: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted. 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. ["The incumbent serves as Assistant Chief for Primary Care at the Wilmington VA Medical Center or the Sussex CBOC Operations and provides support to the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care (ACOS/PC). The Assistant Chief of Primary Care (CBOC) will function as an advisor to the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Primary Care regarding the effective and efficient clinical management of primary care programs and services. There are 2 vacancies, main hospital and the Sussex CBOC. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Serve in a dual capacity as Assistant Chief of Primary Care for CBOCs to the ACOS and may also serve as a skilled ambulatory care board certified medicine physician. Complete Women' Health specific training in order to obtain classification as a Designated Women's Health Provider (DWHP). The incumbent may function as a counterpart to the ACOS and has been delegated responsibility for all medical, administrative, and management activities within the CBOC clinical services area. The nature of the duties and responsibilities is such that a professional degree of Doctor of Medicine is a fundamental requirement. Duties require exceptional ambulatory care clinical skills; detailed knowledge of the Veterans Health Administration guidelines, policies, and procedures; detailed knowledge of the missions and capabilities of Primary Care Service; as well as, a good working knowledge of the Primary Care operations of the Wilmington VAMC. Must work effectively under pressure in frequent emergencies and changes by rendering assistance such as learning what the difficulty is and quickly developing factual information for the ACOS' use to guide the overall management of all CBOC Primary Care Programs The candidate must be willing to treat opiate use disorder with buprenorphine therapy (training available) in consultation. The candidate must be willing to treat Geriatric Primary Care patients and is encouraged to apply for implementation of a Geriatric Primary Care panel (encouraged but not required). The candidate must be willing to residency training of affiliated medical Universities and their programs. Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible 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"]
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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.