This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2022. The initial cut off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 2, 2022, with subsequent cut off dates bi-weekly. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as needed basis until positions are filled. 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. 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. Additional Requirement: preferred previous experience one (1) year or more supervisory experience in administration medicine, anesthesia pain, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), or whole health. 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 primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Functional Requirements: Use of Fingers, Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Outside and Inside, Working Alone. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nThis 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.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nEDRP POC: Contact Jacob.firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact VHA EDRP Program Support at VHAEDRPProgramSupport@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Duties:\nThe Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC is seeking an outstanding Chief, Physical Integrated Medicine Service with substantial administrative experience, academic credentials, excellent interpersonal and clinical skills, and a track record of creative problem-solving to meet the needs of a busy university affiliated clinical and academic program. As a leader in this highly visible role, the incumbent will serve to formulate advanced operations plans, establish quality improvement, and fiscal productivity, while building relationships among academic and DOD partners.\nThe Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a part of VA Southeast Network VISN 7. Charleston VAMC achieved an overall 5 Star SAIL rating for the past three years, and is currently ranked 6th for quality amongst all VAMC's. The Chief, Physical Integrated Medicine Service will serve as a change agent to promote quality, cost effective patient care at this 152-authorized bed 5-Star tertiary care teaching hospital dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services to more than 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts. This level 1A facility, which is currently the second fastest growing VAMC in the U.S. for percent unique patients increase with a growth rate of 8.52%, provides the full range of inpatient and outpatient care including Medical and Surgical Intensive Care, and Medical/Surgical, and has five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) and an annex in North Charleston, SC. CBOCs located in: Beaufort, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Savannah, GA, and Hinesville, GA. The facility also has a 7th best efficiency ranking, and scored 89.27% in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) - an independent review of standardized measures across 90% of U.S. health plans and facilities in both the public and private sectors. The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is a leader in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Care and Mental Health Care, and provides comprehensive health care with services including Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Women's Health, Cardiology, Oncology, Nephrology, and Pulmonary. The facility is the site of VA's first National Tele-Mental Health Hub, providing evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD, etc. to Veterans from Maine to West Virginia, and to returning Soldiers at Ft. Stewart, GA. Charleston VAMC also has an extensive Homeless Program including such services as Compensated Work Therapy and the Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The VAMC's Research Program has more than 95 investigators involved in 280+ projects."]
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.