Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized to a highly qualified candidate 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a hospital setting under normal and emergent conditions. Heavy lifting 45 lbs. and over with assistive devices Heavy carrying of 45 lbs. and over with assistive devices Reaching above shoulder Use of fingers and both hands required Walking or standing up to 6 hours per day Repeated bending up to 2-4 hours per day Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination Near vision correctable Hearing aid permitted ["The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVACHS) is seeking an Assistant Chief of our Medicine Service Line. (The incumbent has accepted a Chief of Medicine position at a sister facility). While this is primarily an administrative position, commitment to excellence in patient care and an interest in teaching are essential. A record of some contribution to the scientific literature is preferred. The Tucson VA is a tertiary care facility providing a full range of clinical services including complex coronary angioplasty, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, Mohs surgery and neurosurgery. It has been a flagship quality provider within the VA and was a 2012 winner of the prestigious Robert W. Carey Performance Excellence Award. We are in a growth area for the VA. Consequently, the VA is open to major capital investment in our facility; we expect to start construction on a new bed tower in 2023. Services within the Medicine Service Line include Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Rheumatology, Hospitalists, and Respiratory Therapy. In addition to contributing to the clinical mission of his or her subspecialty division, the assistant chief will be expected to participate in a variety of leadership duties. Committee assignments are likely to include Credentialing, Peer Review, Patient Flow, and Mortality. Daily administrative support duties will include tracking service census, admissions, and discharges, oversight of call schedules, resolution of patient complaints and administrative support of our Respiratory Therapy service. The Assistant Chief will collaborate with our Assistant Residency Program Director in support of the teaching hospitalist service; this includes periodic meetings with the core faculty, chief residents, and the Program Director. The Assistant Chief will participate in interviewing both clinical and administrative candidates, in mentoring colleagues, in supporting research when feasible, and in new quality and access initiatives. With a complex array of clinical services and a large number of trainees, \"other duties as assigned\" is a challenging and invigorating aspect of operations. SAVACHS is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment with the University of Arizona commensurate with clinical experience and academic achievement in order to facilitate teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. The incumbent is expected to actively participate in quality improvement activities and ensure compliance with rules and regulations of the agency, facility and department. The incumbent will also ensure that a satisfactory process is maintained for supervision and training of fellows, residents and medical students from University of Arizona College of Medicine rotating through the Medicine Service. Like all service line members, the candidate must maintain American Heart Association BLS certification; Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, and Hospitalist services also require American Heart Association ACLS certification. A commitment to compliance with VA and SAVAHCS regulatory requirements is expected. Some administrative experience is preferred. The successful candidate will enjoy the security of VA salary funding, the generous federal benefits package, our lovely southwestern climate, the professional advantages of academic affiliation, and a medium size city with the cultural enrichments of a major university. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized to a highly qualified candidate 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 thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Subject to change)"]
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.