Physician ( Assistant Chief Primary Care Services)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Georgetown, Delaware
Internal Number: 609860700
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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The incumbent serves as Assistant Chief for Primary Care at the Wilmington VA Medical Center, specifically Delaware CBOC Operations and provides support to the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care (ACOS/PC). The Assistant Chief of Primary Care (CBOC) will function as an advisor to the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Primary Care regarding the effective and efficient clinical management of CBOC primary care programs and services.Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Serve in a dual capacity as Assistant Chief of Primary Care for CBOCs to the ACOS and may also serve as a skilled ambulatory care board certified medicine physician. Complete Women' Health specific training in order to obtain classification as a Designated Women's Health Provider (DWHP). The incumbent may function as a counterpart to the ACOS and has been delegated responsibility for all medical, administrative, and management activities within the CBOC clinical services area. The nature of the duties and responsibilities is such that a professional degree of Doctor of Medicine is a fundamental requirement. Duties require exceptional ambulatory care clinical skills; detailed knowledge of the Veterans Health Administration guidelines, policies, and procedures; detailed knowledge of the missions and capabilities of Primary Care Service; as well as, a good working knowledge of the Primary Care operations of the Wilmington VAMC. Must work effectively under pressure in frequent emergencies and changes by rendering assistance such as learning what the difficulty is and quickly developing factual information for the ACOS' use to guide the overall management of all CBOC Primary Care Programs Work Schedule: M-F, 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.