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. 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. Basic Experience: Board certified or eligible in Internal medicine or family medicine with at least 5 years of outpatient primary care practice experience. 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: There may be some walking, standing, sitting, bending, and carrying of light items. ["The Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Primary Care Chief is a highly visible, transformational leader within VISN 21. The primary goal of the V21 CRH is to transform care delivery and expand access to care to our most vulnerable patients, including those in the Pacific Islands, by leveraging telehealth modalities, remote monitoring capabilities, and enhanced care coordination. VISN 21's CRH is the largest in the nation and continues to expand by growing existing services and implementing new services for our Veteran population. VISN 21 also houses the largest number of trainees within CRH, including within our V21 CRH Primary Care section The Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Primary Care (PC) Section Chief, is a VISN based leadership position located in VISN 21. The CRH PC Section Chief is under the general supervision of the VISN CRH Director. This position is responsible for the leadership, management, and operations of the VISN level CRH PC Programs. The CRH director will work directly with VISN CRH leadership (e.g., Pharmacy, Mental Health, Nursing, etc.) and VISN leadership (e.g. VISN Primary Care, Telehealth, Pharmacy, Nursing lead, etc.) to ensure that the CRH PC services are high performing. A CRH is a repository of clinical and administrative staff that serve all Veterans Affairs facilities within a VISN. Staff within these CRH are expected to provide interprofessional services to VISN facilities that are underserved or experiencing gaps in clinicians due to the inability to match provider supply with demand. Services provided by CRH staff are conducted via multiple modalities, including virtual and in-person care. As the VISN CRH PC Section Chief, this individual is responsible for primary care providers, providing services and programming for the CRH. As a part of the VISN CRH Team, the PC Section Chief will contribute significantly to the completion of projects and utilization of resources to support the mission and goals of the VISN CRH. This individual is responsible for providing Primary Care specific education and consultation to CRH and VISN leadership, ensuring that CRH services are completed at the highest standard. This CRH PC Section Chief is required to exercise a high level of leadership and organizational skill, independent judgment, problem-solving ability, and content expertise in program development, implementation and evaluation. The position requires the ability communicate effectively with field staff and VISN, CRH, and VA Central Office (VACO) leadership on a variety of clinical and administrative strategic priorities. The position requires travel to provide training and consultation with VISN, CRH Spoke sites, and facility leadership. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. 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 to 4:30 pm (Must be willing to work Pacific Standard Time hours)"]
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.