Physician - General Surgeon with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan, Michigan
Internal Number: 768334300
The physician will report to the section chief of their specialty, within the Surgical service. Program goals and objectives are provided. As an independent practitioner, the incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out the assignments independently, resolving most conflicts that arise, coordinating the work with others as necessary, and interpreting policy on one initiative in terms of established objectives. 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. 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: The work is mostly sedentary and requires some standing, bending, and carrying light items. The incumbent must have the ability to interact with patients and other services. ["This position is located within surgery service at the Oscar G. Johnson VA medical center, Iron Mountain, MI. - Responsibilities include performing general surgical operations, outpatient ambulatory surgical procedures, outpatient, and inpatient general surgery consultations. - The general surgeon is expected to follow each patient through the full continuum of care to include admissions, discharges, performing histories and physicals, assisting in the coordination of diagnostic tests and procedures prior to surgery, education and counseling of the patient and family members. - Direct patient care in the inpatient and outpatient settings - Provide care in the Surgical intensive care unit and acute care surgery. - Provide diagnosis and treatment of adult patients in the surgical intensive care presenting with illnesses and injuries applicable to his/her practice, training, experience or current competence in ICU care. - Order routine diagnostic imaging studies and labs. - Participate actively in performance improvement and attend assigned meetings or process action teams. - Work collaboratively with other specialties.- Other duties may be assigned as needed by the supervisor or Chief of Staff. - Participate in Clinical Video Telehealth delivery of care as required The physician will provide direct patient care and work as a member of a healthcare team to oversee and coordinate the medical care for a population of surgical ICU patients. The physician will report to the section chief of their specialty, within the Surgical service. Program goals and objectives are provided. As an independent practitioner, the incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out the assignments independently, resolving most conflicts that arise, coordinating the work with others as necessary, and interpreting policy on won initiative in terms of established objectives. The employee keeps the supervisor informed of progress and potentially controversial matters. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.