This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until July 6, 2022. Eligible applications will be considered beginning 1/25/2022, and every 2 weeks after until the position is filled. 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. Preferred Experience: - At least three to five years of professional supervisory or Service level Chief experience, preferably in VA. - Three to five years' experience supervising residents and medical students. - Working knowledge of Graduate Medical Education requirements, budgetary requirements, and teaching programs 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: Moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 lbs); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (6 hours); standing (2 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; hearing (aid permitted); bending/stooping; twisting; mental and emotional stability. ["The Associate Chief of Staff for Education serves on a full-time basis and must be a Doctor of Medicine. Responsible for oversight of the Health Professional Trainees (medical students, dentists, nurses, residents, social workers, etc), rotating or assigned to the institution. Responsible for the management of the affiliation agreements with multiple institutions. Is a direct report to the Chief of Staff. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties include: Serve as VA point of contact to address issues related to Health Professional Trainees (HPTs) and their training while rotating at the VA medical facility. Review and ensure that minimal qualifications and credentials are met by all HPT trainees. Collaborate with Human Resources staff, ensuring that appropriate appointments of trainees are in place, including without compensation appointments, if appropriate. Providing orientation or assurance that necessary aspects of orientation are covered at the service level. Ensure that all affiliation agreements are executed properly and responsibilities assigned to VA Medical Center are fulfilled. Interact with affiliated institutions as appropriate on matters pertaining to trainee assignments and curricula and on evaluation of the VA medical facility as a training site. Act as a consultant to other VA medical facility staff on educational matters and interpreting policies according to VA requirements. Act as the liaison with the sponsoring institution's DIO and other education leaders in the academic programs of education and research. Advocate for sufficient VA resources for appropriate conduct of all educational programs. Exercise oversight of all clinical training programs at the VA medical facility, and ensuring compliance with all pertinent requirements. This oversight responsibility includes fiscal matters, disbursement agreements, credentials of trainees, appointment and payment of trainees. Exercise oversight of the GME Disbursement Agreement and ensure that all activities meet the criteria delineated in the Disbursement Agreement Handbook. Initiate the planning process to determine the number and distribution of resident positions. Monitor HPT participation in assigned educational activities. Obtain annual rate changes from the disbursing agent and communicating these to appropriate parties, including the facility Chief Fiscal Officer and Chief of Human Resources, and securing approval of the rate changes from the OAA. Present an Annual Report to the Medical Staff and the Governing Body that summarizes training program activities for the past year. This annual report should cover such issues as HPT supervision, duty hours, credentials, graduated levels of responsibilities, etc. Presentation and discussion of the Annual Report on Residency Training Programs with the Medical Executive Committee of the medical would meet this requirement. Chairing the local VA Graduate Medical Education Committee. Monitor and ensure that VA staff members with appropriate credentials and faculty status supervise HPTs, and that documentation of that supervision is according to VA requirements. Review and sign appropriate residency training program letters of agreement prepared by the affiliated institution. Facilitate the appointment of VA staff and appropriate affiliate institution program faculty to the VA Academic Partnership Council and its subcommittees. Serve as the VA liaison to the Graduate Medical Education Council of the affiliated institution, and to the GMEC Executive Committee. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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