Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Director of Primary Care) in Erie, Pennsylvania
Erie VA Medical Center is seeking a full time permanent Physician (Director of Primary Care). Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for a highly qualified applicant.
The Medical Director of Primary Care has the responsibility of providing direct supervision of clinical providers assigned while also providing direct patient care. The proportion of administrative and clinical time is 80% admin / 20% clinical. May perform additional duties (temporary or permanent) as a float provider (face-to-face or via telehealth) if/when Veteran needs arise. The Medical Director of Primary Care reports directly to the Chief of Patient Care Services and Ambulatory Care. Typical duties include but are not limited to: Performing history and physicals Ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies Initiating consults/referrals Prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary. Demonstrate leadership, experience and formulate creative approaches to management of complex patient care. Participate in strategic and operation planning Establish workload targets Review staffing / workload utilization and monitor performance measures Demonstrate a high level of flexibility and commitment to meet the needs of a complex evolving patient care system Advocate for quality patient care Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty may be Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; however, night and weekend tours may be expected if Veteran needs arise. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for a highly qualified applicant. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Board eligible or board certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Complete 3-year residency in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine 2-3 years of experience Unrestricted DEA license Prior VHA experience 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: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized to highly qualified applicant. VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual physician performance pay. Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting. Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay. One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility. 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays). Pension plan - vested in pension annuity after only 5 years' service. 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.