Physician (Primary Care Medical Director Women's Clinic)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Internal Number: 630067900
This position is in the Women's Clinic at the American Lake section of the General Medicine Service within VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, managing a complex ambulatory care site, and strategic planning. Applicants will be referred every two weeks and the announcement can close at any time after selection is made. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 includes: excellence and at least 3+ years in the comprehensive primary care of women, preferred leadership/supervisory experience of at least 2 years 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), straight pulling (6 hrs), pushing (2 hrs), use of fingers, walking (6 hrs), standing (2 hrs), repeated bending (6 hrs), ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted). ["Responsibilities include but not limited to: 1. Work as a critical part of the clinical team utilizing current clinical practice standards, licensure, knowledge, skills, and experience.\n2. Counsels Veterans and their families on matters relating to health and wellness, illness, disease processes, medication and treatment options based on Veterans desired health care outcomes.\n3. Identifies opportunities for process/system improvements, collaborates with leadership in developing work groups and implementation or communication strategies.\n4. Partners closely with nursing leadership, interdisciplinary team, and medical supervisors.\n5. Maintains clinical practice requirements dependent upon state licensure and national board certifying body.\n6. Attends medical staff meetings as requested, team meetings, and aids in the implementation and application of all programs as required.\n7. Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and teaching personnel in a variety of settings.\n8. Provides comprehensive care for female patients to include well woman exams. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). As the selectee for this position, you are encouraged to apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 . Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is authorized for this position. 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"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.