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. Learn more. 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 Certified preferred; Board eligible will be accepted. 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System (NMVAHCS) strives to provide the highest quality primary, secondary and tertiary health care to its beneficiaries through a compassionate, innovative health care system, excellent training and education of health care professionals, and effective use of available resources. As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. The New Mexico VA Health Care Service, Primary Care Service is seeking a full-time Physician (General Internal Medicine) for the Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Artesia, New Mexico. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: Performing new patient and follow up medical evaluations to include history, physical examination, and the ordering of appropriate EKG, X-ray, MRI, CT scans, and other necessary laboratory studies/diagnostic procedures such as EMG. Performing inpatient consultations, under the supervision of the Pain Medicine attending physicians, for patients requiring chronic pain evaluation while admitted to the hospital. Drawing blood specimens for testing and performing other comparable procedures including arterial blood gases. Ordering medications (including intravenous fluids, electrolytes, water soluble vitamins, narcotic and non-narcotic analgesics) or devices to include TENS units and other necessary prosthetic devices which have been previously ordered as a part of a regimen for previously established diagnoses. Ordering appropriate consultation to other services such as Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Therapy, and Psychiatry. Ordering routine prosthetic devices as needed. Exclusions: Special items such as electric beds, treadmills, electric wheelchairs, etc. Ordering prescriptions used in radiographic and diagnostic procedures. Ordering controlled substance prescriptions and/be when in possession of DEA number to include Schedules II, III, IV and V. Ordering over the counter prescriptions. Performing post procedure/ surgical evaluations and follow up phone calls on patients having undergone interventional pain management procedures. This will include but is not limited to wound checks, suture and staple removal. Performing intradermal skin testing for TB, routine immunizations, and giving injections of parenteral medications. Initiating consultations to specialty services. Counseling patients and families on preventive care, medical problems, and the use of prescribed drugs, treatments and interventional pain management procedures. Initiating incident reports for reportable injuries. The Physician will also be involved in the triage of chronic pain patients. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus):Highly qualified individual may be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive in accordance with agency policy. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible. EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the (EDRP). Contact Natasha L. Brant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-277-5551 x3062 or Miriam A. Ubiles, email@example.com, 210-773-7180, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance. Pay: 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm"]
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.