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. Additional Requirement: Board certification/eligibility in Critical Care Medicine, ACLS/BLS Preferred Experience: Board certification/eligibility in Pulmonology 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). ["Why Choose Salem VAMC? 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All physicians in the Pulmonary-Critical Care Section, will be board-eligible or board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine or some combination thereof that is acceptable to the administration, with a strong emphasis and preference placed on board certified Critical Care physician with preference but not mandate for Pulmonary Medicine. The employee must be fully qualified to diagnose, treat, stabilize, and manage patients in these specialties in a manner that is according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. The candidate must complete and maintain both BLS and ACLS certification, with courses approved by the American Heart Association only. The candidate will establish and maintain professional relationships within Medical Service - as well as other services and facility management - in an effort to constantly seek improved patient care and overall patient outcomes. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible applicants can apply Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact 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 Duties will include but are not limited to: Providing patient care to Veterans in the areas of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, in the form of primary and/or consultative care as applicable. The incumbent provides initial medical assessment and evaluation of patients, which includes focused history, physical examinations, and acquiring pertinent diagnostic investigations. Evaluating all new critical care consults, with appropriate responses provided to the consulting party (including treatment plans, if applicable) within National, VISN, or facility guidelines. Diagnosis and treatment within the scope of the Internal Medicine, Critical Care and/or Pulmonary Disorders specialty are required. Telephonic contact is required for urgent or emergent situations. Appropriate diagnosis and/or treatment may require contact with colleagues at other VA or Non-VA facilities. Facilitating the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professionals, Medical Center staff, and management. Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to properly evaluate and guide treatment for any patients assigned to their care. Participating in the call rotation established for the section. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 7:45 - 4:30, weekend coverage every 4th week (7 day on, 7 day off schedule may be available)"]
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