This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Preferred Experience and Certifications: Two years of Primary Care experience, inclusive of primary-care base d women's healthcare. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["MAJOR DUTIES: Serves in a dual capacity as Medical Director for Women's Health, NCHCS, and also serves as a skilled ambulatory care medicine physician, board certified in any specialty. The incumbent is a skilled ambulatory care medicine physician with a concentration on Women's Health under the Chief of Medicine with delegated responsibility for administering, coordinating, evaluating, recommending and/or developing program guidelines and policies. Represent the facility, NCHCS, on aspects of Women's Health and has authority to collaborate with central office on matters in the specialized program area. The NCHCS Women's Health mission involves supporting a growing workforce at all NCHCS locations, which is characterized as having potential need to serve lead consult for and complex Women's Health problems. Serve as liaison between Women's Health and other departments to build working partnerships to develop Comprehensive Care Centers within NCHCS for Women. The nature of the duties and responsibilities is such that a professional degree of Doctor of Medicine is a fundamental requirement. In addition, duties require exceptional Women's Health clinical skills; detailed knowledge of NCHCS structure, policies, and procedures; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; as well as a good working knowledge of the VA. 1. As a primary care physician, the incumbent diagnoses and treats a large variety of acute and chronic medical conditions of ambulatory and women's health. Determines the need for a variety of diagnostic procedures and orders lab tests, X-rays, and other procedures necessary to complete medical facts on the case; interprets results and makes diagnosis of disease or disorder: and prescribes course of treatment, to include referral when appropriate. Provides gender specific care services including, but not limited to vaginal exams, pap smears and breast exams. (75%) 2. Serves as Medical Director for Women's Health. Works as team with Women's Veteran's Program Manager to ensure the highest quality of care is offered to female veteran patients. Responsibilities include maintaining the Women's Health Program with the responsibility of overseeing the operation of the Women's Health Clinics. The incumbent also works as a Women's Health physician and directs the work of subordinate Women's Health physicians, Physicians Assistants and Health Technicians. Provides complete medical and managerial support to the Chief of Medicine concerning the facilities Women's Health Program. Implements and coordinates continuous appraisal and evaluation of plans, status and correction in terms which are identified with Women's Health program requirements, objectives, schedules, cost and utilization of resources. Works closely with Women's Veteran for the VA Women's Program from central office. Appraises and evaluates significant differences between actual and recommended program requirements of the Women's Health Program. Recommends corrective counts of action when imbalances occur in major Women's Health projects. Reviews and analyzes policies, procedures and relationships as they pertain to the Women's Health Program and the capability of meeting commitments. Oversees the preparation, review and submission of documents and data required by NCHCS or VACO. Shares responsibility with the Women's Veteran Program Manager for overseeing the implementation of the various VA Women's Health requirements for meeting performance measures. Improve or simplify the Women's Health Program operations or reduce costs or improve clinic efficiency whenever possible. Provides guidance and assistance to Women's Health physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Ensures employees maintain the Women's Health database used for patient appointment reminders and to insure timely follow-up. Chairs monthly meetings for Women's Health providers and staff. Maintains awareness of and adopts a positive stance towards performance improvement programs. (25%) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increase 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 & no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week. One day per week Telework Eligible"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.