Physician (Chief of Surgery) with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Internal Number: 706933000
The Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center (OGJVAMC)is seeking a Full Time Physician (Chief of Surgery) Position. This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2023, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Eligible Board Certified Service Chief experience (Leadership, Executive Leadership Team). 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 pound Light carrying, under 15 pounds Use of fingers Both hands required Both legs required Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other Both eyes required~ Ability to distinguish basic colors Ability to distinguish shades of colors earing (aid may be permitted) ["The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We embrace our differences as individuals and unite as a team toward a common goal: to serve our nation's Veterans. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible for Highly Qualified Applicants 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 Duties and Responsibilities: Providing leadership and oversight to ensure effective management of Facility Surgical Work Group activities; Attending VISN 12 Surgical workgroup meetings Overseeing and responding to issues, concerns, and deficiencies in clinical outcomes, surgical standards of care, and coordination of surgical care within the VA medical facility; Ensuring dissemination of information provided by NSO or the VISN leadership to Facility Surgical Work Group members and others as appropriate; Facilitating and participating in VA medical facility surgical mortality and morbidity review conferences; Collaborating with the facility Surgical Quality Nurse to ensure the validity of surgical data entered into the VistA Surgery Package (or equivalent VA electronic health record surgery platform) for each procedure performed in an Operating Room; Coordinating ongoing functions of the facility Surgical Quality Nurse, including timely VASQIP data submission and compliance with other VASQIP requirements. Coordination with Academic Affiliates and ACOS Education to allow for successful management of training programs within Surgery and Anesthesia Services. Oversight for responses to Executive Correspondence, Action Items, and other inquiries\\ Oversight for credentialing and privileging for all licensed independent practitioners within Surgery and Anesthesia Services, to include Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0700-1530 or 0730-1600 or 0800-1630"]
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.