Physician - GEC (Community Living Center) with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive, EDRP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas, Texas
Internal Number: 678218500
The Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Geriatrics & Extended Care Service Physician for the Community Living Center (Bravo) located in Dallas, TX. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified candidates. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. 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. Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. 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: Knowledge and ability to perform history and physical examinations on geriatric patients. knowledge and ability to assess & manage acute & chronic medical conditions in long term care setting excellent communication skills, which enable the individual to interact with patients, patient's families, and other VANTHCS staff. demonstrated ability to be self-directed in the clinical setting as reflected by effective communication, organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills. knowledge of computers to include the ability to work with and access information in CPRS and VISTA. Geriatric fellowship preferred. Board certification in internal medicine/family medicine preferred. 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, 15 pounds; light carrying, 15 pounds; Both hands required; Walking (2hrs); Standing (2hrs); Depth perception; Hearing (aid permitted); ["The Geriatrics & Extended Care Service Physician will serve as a provider in all aspects of the geriatrics and extended care long term care and towards the mission of the VA with the knowledge and ability to perform history and physical examinations on patients.\nThe Physician possess knowledge and ability to assess & manage acute & chronic medical conditions in long term care, rehab, and hospice patients. Core priviliges of the Physician include but are not limited to: Admitting privileges; history and physical, occult blood testing, preparing treatment plans, treatment and/or consulting of long term care patients. supervision of residents and medical students, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the following body systems: cardiovascular, circulatory, dermatologic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, hematological, hepatic, immune, infectious, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neurological, psychiatric, pulmonary, renal, rheumatologic, wound care, performance of the following procedures: administration of parenteral fluids/medications/blood products, application of restraints, arterial blood gas sampling, cleaning and dressing of wounds, cultures, debridement, ECG interpretation, endotracheal intubation (emergent), excision of minor skin lesions, incision and drainage of superficial abscesses, intravenous catheterization, joint aspiration, osteopathic manipulation by osteopathic physicians, oxygen administration, phlebotomy, proctoscopy, skin biopsy, stroke rehabilitation, suturing minor lacerations, and urethral catheterization. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in \"Education section\"\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\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)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m."]
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.