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. Learn more. 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: 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; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours. 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 Northern California Health Care System is looking for a dynamic and committed leader to join our PM&R team! This is your opportunity for career growth and leadership development! We are looking for an enthusiastic leader to work with our Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Sacramento VA Medical Center. The incumbent will serve as a Supervisory Physician in PM&R working with a dynamic, collaborative, and engaged local leadership team to manage high quality & efficient health care throughout our healthcare system. Incumbent should be familiar with all aspects of physiatry, in addition to having supervisory experience of clinical staff. Clinical expertise in musculoskeletal care including ultrasound guided injection procedures and electrodiagnostic medicine as well as prior teaching experience with PM&R resident physicians is highly desired. Incumbent will: Evaluate, diagnose, and treat a broad spectrum of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and develop evaluation and treatment plans to include imaging, laboratory testing, electrodiagnostic testing, initiation of medications, referrals for physical and/or occupational therapy or injections or complementary treatments or surgical evaluation; Document examination results, treatment plans, and patients' outcomes; Assess characteristics of patients' pain (eg, intensity, location, or duration) using standardized clinical measures; Provide inpatient or outpatient management of neuromuscular disorders, subacute/chronic musculoskeletal injuries/ pain conditions, cardiac or pulmonary disease, or other disabling conditions; Monitor effectiveness of pain management interventions such as medications, therapies, or injections; Develop comprehensive plans for immediate and long-term rehabilitation including therapeutic exercise; physical and occupational therapy; patient, family or caregiver education; or community reintegration; Coordinate physical medicine and rehabilitation services with other medical activities; Perform electrodiagnosis evaluations including electromyography and nerve conduction studies; Consult or coordinate with other rehabilitation professionals including physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists, behavioral psychologists, or social workers; Instruct resident physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of temporary or permanent physically disabling neuromusculoskeletal conditions as per the affiliated university residency program curriculum; Prescribe orthotic and prosthetic applications and adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs, bracing, or communication devices, to maximize patient function and self-sufficiency. Best Qualified candidates: -Will be seasoned clinicians who have demonstrated extensive and progressive leadership experience, both as a clinician and an administrator, and possess the ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, are team oriented, and able to coach clinical staff and supervisors in working towards common patient-centric goals. -Must have the ability to meet VA established performance measure goals and possess a thorough knowledge of the standards of the Veterans Health Administration and other accrediting bodies. -Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as operational and facilitation skills are essential. Work Schedule: 8am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday/40 hour work week; no on-call coverage Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): 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, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Preferred experience: Five to ten years VA experience. Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.