Physician (Director of GRECC) with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive, PCS, EDRP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: 711423600
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking a Physician (Director of Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center), San Antonio, Texas. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive, PCS and Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. 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. Education: 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 cours Licensure and Registration: 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: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR 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. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible in Geriatrics Fellowship training, certification or extensive experience in Geriatrics. Must have experience conducting clinical investigations and managing quality improvement projects. Must have the expertise necessary to be clinically credentialed, provide clinical care, and participate in ongoing geriatrics medical care at the host VA (STVHCS) 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: Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (2-4hrs); Standing (2-4hrs); Repeated bending (1-3hrs); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).e of study was completed. ["The Director, GRECC is responsible for promoting activities to increase the basic knowledge of aging, transmit this knowledge to health care providers, and improve the quality of care delivered to geriatric patients, and provides medical oversight to clinical research projects while evaluating educational programs, curricula, and training efforts. This includes improving the quality and efficiency of VA care, as well as executing initiatives and goals determined by executive leadership. This position is responsible for oversight and management of his/her respective functional area, and works in collaboration with all Service Chiefs. The Director has responsibility for planning, developing, and directing the administrative and operational activities for GRECC and is accountable for the quality, safety, efficiency, access to care, and patient experience in all GRECC settings. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performance Measures Strategic Planning and Program Development Junior Faculty Career Development Oversight of GRECC, clinical, educational, and research programs to ensure GRECC VACO Performance Measures met Resource Management Accreditation Quality Assurance Direct Supervision of Staff Budgets Resource Allocation (equipment) Maintenance/Contracts Personnel Evaluations and Staff Performance Reviews Credentialing and Privileging Requirements for Self and Direct Reports Design and Implementation of Goal-Sharing Initiatives Adherence to GRECC MOU and Updating as Needed Facilitates the training of medical students and residents/fellows, and he/she promotes continuing education and professional competence for staff working in geriatric research and clinical program settings, including cross-service educational programs of general interest In addition to administrative responsibilities, the candidate maintains a clinical workload Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in \"Education Section\" Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized 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"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.