The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking a Physician to serve as Chief, Surgical Service at our facility. If you are interested in a career that offers professional/work life balance in a supportive clinical learning environment, providing integrated patient-centered, state-of-the-art care to Veterans, we welcome you to apply to be part of the Cincinnati VA team! Cincinnati is a family friendly, affordable, metropolitan city with great parks, fine arts, and food scene. 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. Physical Requirements: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement 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. ["The VA has been named one of the Top 5 Best Places to Work in the federal government. With both an urban energy and southern charm, the Cincinnati region has a vibrant and unique culture that flows from the Ohio River to the things to do, landmarks and events all around town. With rich cultural offerings, award-winning family adventures, an ever-expanding art scene, a foodie's paradise, and breweries galore, this is one picturesque river region with much to explore! With major league sports, big-city arts, fun festivals and award-winning attractions, it can be hard to decide what to do in our dynamic river region! https://www.frommers.com/destinations/cincinnati VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment incentive may be approved for well qualified applicants Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Relocation assistance may be approved for current federal employees 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 CHIEF, SURGICAL SERVICE The Chief of Surgical Service provides effective leadership of the clinical and other staff of Surgical Service on a day-to-day basis. Works cooperatively with other Service Chiefs, medical center management, and both clinical and administrative employees to move the center and network toward achieving their stated mission, goals and objectives in patient care, education, and research. Duties and Responsibilities of the Chief, Surgical Service: Coordinates the work of each clinical and administrative staff member on Surgical Service so that it is integrated into the work of the service. Ensures that the work of Surgical Service is integrated into the primary functions of the medical center. Coordinates education functions of his/her service with the education programs of the medical center in conjunction with the ACOS for Education Encourages and supports research efforts at the medical center, whether performed by members of his service of where his/her service's participation is required for success. Develops and implements both service-level and center-level policies and procedures that guide and support the delivery of services by Surgical Service to the rest of the medical center and network. Keeps center management, his/her peers and service staff informed of events and changes in his/her Service, medical school department or medical specialty that may have significant impact on the center operations or mission. Keeps Surgical service staff informed of changes at the medical center that impact on their work and environment. Acts as the liaison between the VA medical center and his/her academic department at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Provides oversight of the appointment, credentialing, privileging, and re-privileging of departmental faculty members assigned to the VA medical center in Staff, WOC, contract, or C&A positions. Keeps the Chief of Staff and other appropriate department members informed about VA regulations, procedures, events or other Service or VA medical center matters that may have significant impact on his/her medical school department or its faculty members who work at the VA medical center. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.