VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System-VAEKHCS is a complexity 2 facility and has robust inpatient and outpatient treatment programs including Acute Medical Inpatient, ICU/PCU, Acute Psychiatry/Mental Health rehab beds and Community Living Centers. We offer comprehensive outpatient physical medicine and rehab, mental health and geriatrics and prosthetics. We do extensive community outreach and placement. 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. Additional Requirement: Board certified in Internal or Emergency Medicine is required. 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician, under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. ["Pay: 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 RECRUITMENT RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES. The incumbent is responsible for a major specialty program or programs at a multi-division facility. S/he provides professional, technical, and administrative guidance and responsibility for programs extended to these areas. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining the budget assigned to the program within the assigned areas. S/he also manages and controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day-to-day functioning and program evaluation. The Chief of the Emergency Department is responsible for the overall clinical and administrative functions of this area. This position is 60% administrative time and 40% clinical time. DUTIES:\nThe Chief of Emergency Medicine has overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring implementation of established policies and for providing overall direction in the continuing operation of the service. Other major duties include: Responsible for providing direct care to patients. Responsible for operational staffing and employee relations on the Topeka and Leavenworth campuses. Responsible for programmatic functioning of Emergency Medicine on the Topeka and Leavenworth campuses. Provides clinical guidance to mid-level providers. Participates in interdisciplinary team activities to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation ensuring the quality of patient care is maintained or improved. Participates in the progressive improvement of the service delivery which may include programmatic participation in initiatives within the facility, network and/or national groups. Evaluates the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status. A progress note is written in the patient's chart. Notes also include the concurrence with notes written by the resident, and attending notes as appropriate. Coordinates with providers in their assigned service line and other service lines within EKHCS as determined by the plan of care for the veteran. Open, clear, and collaborative engagements are a key duty. Incumbent is ultimately responsible to ensure barriers for Veterans and staff are minimized to promote a positive work environment. Fosters positive working relationships with staff, peers and Veterans. Perform consultations and outpatient evaluations and treatment. Also, responsible for medical care, graduate and undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as appropriate. Although on-call hours are seldom, staff physician shall be available for emergency interventions. Staff within emergency medicine are appropriately credentialed and privileged. They participate in various hospital committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through the peer review process. Actively participates in compliance readiness activities as requested by Quality Management and the Deputy Chief of Staff. Responsible for assigned medical staff performance measures, monitors and compliance with agency regulations, medical bylaws, The Joint Commission standards, and other appropriate regulations. Directly supervises an interdisciplinary staff of physicians and physician extenders. Displays strong leadership and communicates effectively through written, oral and interpersonal skills. Manages compliance through operational efficiencies including reduction in overtime, increased inpatient workload/throughput, clinic access, missed opportunity, and accurate documentation minimizing copy and paste. Responsible for processing payroll and timekeeping and serves as back-up for other clinical leadership within the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff. Performs review and oversight of labor mapping and other data analytics. Conducts monthly staff meetings. Responsible for PATS-R clinical review and customer service. Provides clinical guidance on equipment and supply needs for the department. Work Schedule: Primary tour of duty will be 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday; some of the clinical activities will occur outside VA administrative hours.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Required"]
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.