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. Preferred Experience: Geriatric medicine expert with knowledge and practice experience in geriatric medicine and palliative care, dementia care, mental health illness management, rehabilitation, transitions of care, and healthcare systems navigation. Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Board Certification in Geriatric Medicine preferable. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, 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 San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are recruiting for the Community Living Center Medical Director position. This position will lead a diverse interprofessional team who provides direct clinical care to Veterans with acute illness, complex chronic diseases and mental illness who require longer term and short-term rehabilitation. This is a full-time position based at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The Community Living Center (CLC) Medical Director serves as a key member of the CLC leadership team providing direction on strategic goals and vision, making leadership decisions regarding the clinical well-being of the CLC residents and leading the interdisciplinary team of care providers. The medical director oversees and coordinates management of interprofessional staff providing care to veterans with complex chronic diseases and mental illness who reside at the CLC. As a physician, the CLC Medical Director also provides primary care to CLC Veterans that includes assessment of patients, identification of medical problems, direction of medical management, participation in the development of individual plans of care during interprofessional care plan meetings, and determination of the need for other subspecialty services. This also includes end of life care. The Medical Director plays a prominent role within the leadership team to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and to help identify and address the effects of racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, trans-phobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination on the health and well-being of veterans in the CLC and of CLC staff. The SFVAHCS and the UCSF have a strong affiliation. The Geriatric, Palliative, and Extended Care (GPEC) service line through this affiliation is known for clinical, educational, and academic excellence in the field of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm"]
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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.