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: Board Certified/Board Eligible Hematology/Oncology Physician. 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluation. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Full-time, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be eligible. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be eligible. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN22HREducationReimbursementTeam@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 The Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, has an immediate opening for a BC/BE Hematology/Oncology Physician. The incoming Physician will join an established Hematology/Oncology program that provides care for Veterans with Malignant and Benign Hematologic disorders and Malignant Solid Tumors. The position offers a quality of life schedule, and the incoming Physician will join a collegial team of four physicians who are active in both the Outpatient and Inpatient setting. The successful candidate for the position will be expected to become a faculty member of the University of Arizona School of Medicine - Phoenix. Requirements include an MD/DO degree and valid medical U.S. license. The Medical Center is centrally and conveniently located in the city of Phoenix and easily accessible. The environs of Phoenix and Arizona are one of the fastest growing areas in the US, and provide many opportunities for outdoor recreational activities, cultural activities, excellent air travel facilities, and is family friendly. Duties include, but not limited to the following: The incumbent has clinical, teaching and administrative responsibilities under the guidance and direction of the Chief of Hematology/Oncology. Performs Consultative Histories and Physical Examinations, makes assessments, uses appropriate diagnostic evaluations, and implements timely and appropriate therapy. Consults with and utilizes the NCCN guidelines or consults with other guidelines, references, or Physicians where appropriate. Coverage of outpatient clinics; supervision of diagnosis and therapy for inpatients; supervision of outpatient chemotherapy and other Hematology/Oncology infusion procedures Conduct procedures for which the Physician has Education, Training, and Experience including Thoracentesis, Paracentesis, Lumbar Puncture and Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy. Works closely with and respect the Professionalism of the other specialties represented in the Division which includes the specialized Hematology/Oncology: Nurse Practitioner, Nurses, Social Worker, Pharmacist and Nutritionist, all of whom are integral members of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Participates, oversees, and collaborates to ensure that all applicable clinical functions including outpatient and inpatient consultative medical care are performed. Tasked with providing timely and courteous service to all Veterans seeking care."]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.