This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until June 30, 2023. The initial cut off date for referral of eligible applications will be February 24, 2023, with subsequent cut off dates bi-weekly. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as needed basis until positions are filled. 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: Leadership experience in complex Medical Facility. 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: Some light lifting and moving of files may be required for the position. Employee may work in stressful high stress areas. Functional Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds, use of finger, both hands required, depth perception, hearing (aid may be permitted), hearing without aid. Environmental Factors: Mentally challenging, High pressure situations. See VA Handbook and Directive 5019. ["The position is in Charleston, SC - tucked along the Atlantic coastline and amid the ever-bustling Harbor, Historic Downtown Charleston is the mecca of this historic city, housing various art galleries, boutiques, and historic sites along with renowned medical centers such as the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), our academic affiliate partner. For more information, visit www.charleston.va.gov.VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): You may be eligible to apply 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. EDRP Authorized: Please contact Lena Gowder or Tran Brunsberg, the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Coordinators at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgContact. 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 The Chief, Primary Care Service will serve as a change agent to promote quality, cost effective patient care at this 152-authorized bed 5-Star tertiary care teaching hospital dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services to more than 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts. This level 1A facility, which is currently the second fastest growing VAMC in the U.S. for percent unique patients increase with a growth rate of 8.52%, provides the full range of inpatient and outpatient care including Medical and Surgical Intensive Care, and Medical/Surgical, and has five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) and an annex in North Charleston, SC. CBOCs located in: Beaufort, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Savannah, GA, and Hinesville, GA. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a part of VA Southeast Network VISN 7. Charleston VAMC achieved an overall 5 Star SAIL rating for the past three years, and is currently ranked 6th for quality amongst all VAMC's. The facility also has a 7th best efficiency ranking, and scored 89.27% in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) - an independent review of standardized measures across 90% of U.S. health plans and facilities in both the public and private sectors. The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is a leader in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Care and Mental Health Care, and provides comprehensive health care with services including Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Women's Health, Cardiology, Oncology, Nephrology, and Pulmonary. The facility is the site of VA's first National Tele-Mental Health Hub, providing evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD, etc. to Veterans from Maine to West Virginia, and to returning Soldiers at Ft. Stewart, GA. Charleston VAMC also has an extensive Homeless Program including such services as Compensated Work Therapy and the Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The VAMC's Research Program has more than 95 investigators involved in 280+ projects funded at $28.8M. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VHA Physician Total Rewards"]
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.