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. 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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The Section of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at the Salisbury VA Health Care Center (HCS), in North Carolina seeking a dynamic physician with training and expertise in pulmonary medicine and critical care to provide care at its Kernersville Healthcare Center and Salisbury VAMC site of care. The section at the (Salisbury, Kernersville, and Charlotte).hosts a wide array of services at the three sites of care (Salisbury, Kernersville and Charlotte). This includes consult services and diagnostic capabilities (pulmonary function testing, home oxygen assessments, bronchoscopies etc). The program is affiliated with Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The position is a full-time clinician-educator-research track with flexible amount of protected time for educational/research activities and will have faculty appointment at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Candidates will have an academic appointment with Wake Forest University commensurate with level of experience. The Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care section provides complex inpatient and outpatient services with support staff and operational space at all three sites. Other responsibilities include supervision of pulmonary fellows, and involvement in process improvement initiatives. Residents and medical students regularly rotate on the Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. The section is highly focused on outcomes and also strongly encourages research activity. Sleep medicine training and certification is desirable but not required. ABIM board certification is preferred. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Serves as acting chief of the section (if appropriate), as needed. Provides guidance and support to the nurse practitioners assigned to Medicine Service in their respective areas of expertise. Provides guidance and supervision for the medical students and residents (interns, residents, and/or fellows) assigned to Medicine Service/subspecialty services and clinics according to the standards outlined in Center Policy Memorandum, 11-4, \"Supervision of Postgraduate Residents,\" when assigned to do so by the Chief, Medicine Service. Participates in and attends medical center committees and/or teams as assigned by the Chief Medicine Service and in his/her absence. Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) teams, as assigned by Chief, Medicine Service. Demonstrates commitment to high quality customer service, including specific measures identified as performance goals by the Medical Center. Provides quality patient-centered patient care to both inpatients and outpatients for adults age 18-65 and older adults age 65+ as assigned by Chief, Medicine Service. Maintains clinical privileges in the areas of his/her expertise and in all areas required to carry out the duties of his/her assignments/responsibilities within Medicine Services. Demonstrate sound decision making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and series to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of physicians. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): You may qualify for Recruitment Incentives in accordance with agency policy. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact: Brenda Katro at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 7:30am-4:00pm"]
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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.