The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Physician to join its Employee Occupational Health (EOH) and Compensation & Pension Department. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The nature of the work involves the various clinical functions of Employee Occupational Health to include providing appropriate care for employees in an occupational health setting and ensuring ultimate responsibility for determining if an applicant or employee meets required physical or medical standards for their position in the facility. Additionally, the position requires the physician to be responsible for managing the full spectrum of Compensation and Pension clinical and administrative responsibilities. This includes a review of the available claim evidence, completion of a focused history and physical examination as appropriate and submission of the Disability Benefits Questionnaire to VBA for adjudication. Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The Physician will work in a setting with other physicians, CRNPs, physician assistants, registered nurses, support staff, various hospital supervisorial and leadership personnel. Occupational Medicine Physician responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performing pre-placement physicals on new employees Performing pre-placement physicals on new employees Evaluating and treating work-related injuries and illnesses Diagnosing and treating potential infectious diseases to support the hospital wide infection control program Performing Driver clearances for hospital employees and veterans in accordance with hospital policies and procedures Performing indicated medical surveillance examinations in accordance with OSHA requirements and hospital and VHA policies and procedures Working with other services (i.e. Safety, Human Resources, Infection Control, and Quality Management) to identify employees at highest risk for injury or illness and identifying strategies to help lessen the risk within these groups. Reviews medical evidence from VA records, private medical records, service treatment records and other evidence presented for evaluation by the Veteran. Completes the Disability Benefits Questionnaire accurately and completely so that it is acceptable for VBA adjudication and rating purposes. Work Schedule: Compressed Tour Available
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