Hospice & Palliative Care Physician: The position will be under the Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service line at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines and performs duties as Hospice and Palliative Care clinics including acute care, CLC and home settings. 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: Experience as a Hospice Palliative Care Physician. 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: Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); kneeling (up to one hour); repeated bending (up to 3 hours); Light lifting (under 15 pounds.) light carrying (under 15 pounds); reaching above shoulder; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted). ["Duties of the Physician: Provide primary medical care/treatment services to assigned areas collaborate with mid-level practitioners as assigned Adhere to established policies and processes Comply with all CPRS documentation procedures Comply with local and national performance measures Provide consistent customer service with patients/families, staff, facility management, etc. Provide prompt diagnostic assessment and evaluation, including full history and physical exam, appropriate labs, radiological imaging, consultations, documentation of the evaluation and appropriate coding for billing in progress notes, communication with admitting teams, and discharge planning on all patients Review all Outlook email communications prior to completing his/her duty shift Complete and sign all electronic medical records and all orders prior to the completion of each duty shift. Consistent with current medical staff by-laws, all transcribed electronic medical record documents must be signed within twenty-four (24) hours of the encounter regardless of the duty schedule Complete all patient encounters (note) within twenty-four hours of patient visit Meet all performance goals Comply with all TMS requirements Participate in Process Improvement activities involving hospice and palliative care related to quality metrics and unannounced surveys. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday- Friday, tours of work schedule is 7:00-3:30, 7:30-4:00, 8:00-4:30. Additional information maybe provided during interview process..\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nEDRP is authorized. Student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt.\nIncentives: Relocation/Recruitment Incentive is authorized.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 49-54 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)Licensure: 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.