Location: Huntington, West Virginia, West Virginia
Internal Number: 734135500
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. Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA. If the position is an attending or meets the below circumstances, board certification or board eligible will be a requirement. Please select the appropriate response pertaining to your Board Certification status. VA requirements for physician board certification: (1.) The position is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including Fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular boarding certification credential will apply. (2.) The position as faculty status with an affiliated medical school, then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position. (3.) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy, then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply. Additional Requirement: Current board certification or board eligible Preferred Experience: Experience with cataract surgery and laser procedures. Experience teaching trainees and residents. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires light lifting up to 25 pounds; pushing; bending; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing up to 8 hours. Must meet visual requirements to perform assigned duties. Requires dexterity and good hand control to safely perform surgical procedures. Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in a patient care setting; adequately lighted, temperature controlled, and ventilated. Office temperatures fluctuate periodically; involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as clinics, offices, meeting and training rooms or libraries; exposure to noise and dust on occasion. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. ["Ophthalmologists within this service perform cataract surgery and laser procedures as well as provide specialty eye care including the management of or treatment of eye disease and may be responsible for consultations and emergency/on-call services. They also perform related administrative duties as well as academic and research functions in support of eye care services. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Assists with educating trainees and residents who are assigned to the service Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of eye and systemic diseases through continuing medical education, both formal and informal. Successfully integrates patient care activities in Optometry Service and other patient care programs of the clinic and in the community. Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill, multi-symptomatic patients. Revises work schedules and assignments on short notice to meet frequent, abrupt, and unpredictable changes in prescribed workloads and deadlines to meet performance targets. Provide optometric/ophthalmological on-call coverage as needed on a rotating basis with other full-time providers within the service. Participates in multidisciplinary activities involving treatment plan and discharge of patients. Participates as a peer reviewer when requested Provides other clinical services as assigned consistent with clinical privileges as assigned by the Chief, Optometry Service VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm, Tour of Duty may be negotiable. Limited on-call (rotates with other providers within the service, residents take first call) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be Authorized Telework schedules: Not available Virtual work schedules: Not authorized FLSA: exempt BU Status: BU Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified applicants Relocation Expenses: May be authorized for highly qualified applicants Financial Disclosure Report: NOT required Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses: will NOT be paid PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits Functional Statement 000000 Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Competitive Federal benefits: Job security- Stability Career advancement and priority in hiring as a Federal employee Federal Retirement Survivor Benefits Military buy back toward retirement Leave Benefits: AL (13-26 days), SL (13 days), Paid Federal Holidays (11 days) , Paid Parental Leave 12 wks. FEHB lowest cost FEGLI low cost Flexible Spending accounts Pre-taxed Federal Long Term Care Insurance TSP matching 5% and Pre-tax contributions Child Care subsidy And more"]
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