The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PMRS) at the Hampton VAMC is looking for a well-qualified Chief Physician. The clinical duties and responsibilities and administrative duties are carried out within the Hampton VA Medical Center. The other services in coordination of care may include primary care, surgery, medicine, mental health, social work, psychiatry, addiction medicine, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, neurology, and pharmacy. 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: Preferred Experience: Knowledge of programmatic functions and operation of a PMRS service line. Knowledge and skilled in management administration, which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff from diverse backgrounds. Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s). Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation, and guidance within clinical specialization of practice. 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: 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. ["Duties include but not limited to: Ensuring that programmatic services meet accreditation requirements and are compliant with regulatory and accountability standards such as those set forth by the Joint Commission, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and VA Central Office (VACO). Responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and evaluation of clinical services consistent with evidence-based best practices. Overseeing the development of program activities, services, record-keeping, schedules, policies, evaluation procedures, marketing brochures, educational resources, etc. The Chief convenes service staff meetings and other meetings to promote effective functioning of the service area. Works closely with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in formulating local policies, resource planning for manpower, equipment, and space. Also works with Human Resources to meet labor management partnership obligations in planning policy changes that impacts work conditions. Collaborates with medical center management to meet mutual long and short-range goals. Supports provision of service orientation and continuing education for all persons in the service. Also supports a program of staff development that upgrades knowledge and skills of the service personnel and prepares future leaders for the service. Works with supervisors to oversee work schedules and assignments, tours of duty, and to make certain that station time and attendance policies are followed in effort to accomplish of all necessary work, based on available resources, local Health Care System requirements, labor agreements, VA, and Federal personnel regulations. Defines expectations for work completion, while providing flexibility that reflects the complex nature of the problems of the Veteran population served. identifies and monitors ongoing training needs of staff and makes provisions for staff development and education. Assures that service education maintains goals compatible with the overall service plans and objectives that encourage staff to request and attend program development offerings. Recommends criteria for clinical privileges that are relevant to the care provided in the service and make recommendation of clinical privileges for staff members as appropriate and in alignment with service goals and mission. Responsible for ensuring independent licensed providers are properly credentialed and privileged and that FPPEs/OPPEs are conducted in accordance with Medical Center Bylaws and VHA/Joint Commission guidelines. Will provide continuing surveillance of professional performance of all individuals in the service who have delineated clinical privileges. Responsible for ensuring that a sufficient number of qualified and competent personnel are available to adequately render patient care, treatment, and services in align with service demands. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Relocation Incentive: Authorized 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: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday"]
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