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Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Summary This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Qualifications To qualify for this position, you must meet theBasic 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 Certified Internal Medicine or Board Certified Family Medicine 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical --- Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx --- 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling --- Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously --- Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 --- Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other --- Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors --- Hearing aid is permitted. Duties "Truman VA Medical Center is committed to Diversity and Inclusion.
Together, we strive to create and maintain a working and learning environment that promotes professional growth and teamwork.
We offer an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment where we celebrate our individual differences and unite as a team toward a common goal of providing outstanding service to our Nation's Veterans.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package.
VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate.
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more.
EDRP Authorized: Contact, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Duties: Specific tasks depend on the specialty; however, the following responsibilities are likely to be carried out, regardless of the doctor's specialty, on a daily or weekly basis: examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical conditions; carrying out specific procedures as appropriately credentialed making notes, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other health care professionals; working with other doctors as part of a team, either in the same department, or within other specialties; liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to ensure quality treatment; promoting health education; undertaking managerial responsibilities such as planning the workload and staffing of the department, especially at more senior levels,"

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Jefferson City , Physician, Healthcare , Jefferson City, Missouri

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