Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized $25,000 Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) 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. Current board certification in a Medical Specialty Have at least 5 years experience in healthcare leadership, directly supervising staff and performing labor relations/ employee relations/ performance appraisals related tasks. 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: To perform in a fully successful manner, the individual must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which may require light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (up to 1 hour), standing (up to 1 hour), and both legs required. In addition, there may be exposure to the following environmental factors: working inside and outside, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Occupational Health Clinic policy. There may be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids. ["This is an open and continuous announcement, applicants will be reviewed and sent to the hiring officials every two weeks if eligible and qualified. If no selection is reached by the current closing date, this announcement may be extended. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized $25,000 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 This position reports to the the Assistant Chief Medical Executive (ACME) for Clinical Affairs at the FHCC and is responsible for maintaining all operations and direct reports within the Medicine Directorate. Topics of communication/ responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following: Human Resources Issues; Staffing; Equipment Management Issues; Environmental Issues; Process Improvement Issues; Patient Advocacy Issues; Budget Management; Strategic Planning; Operational Considerations; Liaison activities with other directorates as needed; and Health and Well-Being of all civilian and active-duty personnel within the Directorate and the FHCC. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent is a full member of the JALFHCC senior management team, and as such, works on a day-today basis in partnership with other clinical directorates and senior leadership. The incumbent participates fully in policy-making and management decisions with JALFHCC senior leadership and has responsibility for guiding and working with VISN 12 staff assigned in support of the JALFHCC. The incumbent has direct full-line authority and responsibility for services, departments, and sections of the Medicine Directorate (active-duty military and civilian staff) which include: 1. Specialty Medicine: Cardiology Dermatology Endocrinology Gastroenterology Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease Nephrology Neurology Pulmonary (Respiratory and Sleep) Rheumatology 2. Emergency Medicine 3. Geriatrics and Extended Care/Home and Community Based Care 4. Special Medical Exams 5. Hospitalist 6. lntensivist 7. Employee Occupational Health The Clinical Director of Medicine fully participates with the FHCC senior management team in the development and implementation of long and short-range goals and objectives, and the successful integration of policies concerning both the administrative and clinical aspects of the health care delivery system. Implements and maintains compliance with VHA, VISN 12, Navy Medicine East (NME), and the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUM ED) policies and regulations and governing administrative aspects. The overall integrated system must meet all the requirements of regulatory and accreditation entities and be in consonance with the affiliated institutions and other bodies which work closely with or are significantly affected by the operation of the health care delivery system for FHCC beneficiaries. The incumbent will provide support and guidance to the departments and divisions of the Medicine Directorate. The incumbent has primary overall responsibility for resource management in all Medicine departments/divisions. This includes identification and distribution of existing resources (funding, personnel, space, equipment, construction); in accordance with priority of need, the promotion of effective resource utilization and reallocation of resources as appropriate, program development and evaluation. It also includes long range resource planning and development (multi-year staff, equipment, and space plans, 5-year facility plans, energy conservation and planning, other construction, and maintenance planning) and preparation of budget and staffing proposals for Medicine Directorate. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.