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. 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 Directives and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service ["Fort Wayne VA Medical Center has served Allen County and surrounding areas. It recently saw a major renovations and upgrades to it Primary care and Inpatient care areas. The Fort Wayne campus has a 26-bed medical center providing acute medical and surgical services. The facility also offers mental health clinics, primary care, medical and surgical specialty care. Fort Wayne is for families, friends, and the outdoors. With numerous high-quality attractions like the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, fantastic Minor League sports, delicious new restaurants, and that big city, small-town feel, your next adventure awaits in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As Indiana's second largest city, Fort Wayne offers countless opportunities to explore the outdoors and enjoy the arts. From our professional ballet, philharmonic, and theatre companies, to our numerous galleries, exhibits and concerts, we want to add color and vibrancy to your visit. The Medical Director has the responsibility of providing direct supervision of Clinical Providers assigned. The Site Medical Director will also provide direct patient care. The proportion of clinical and administrative time is 75%/25%. The physician provides services in a primary care setting. They will provide direct patient care to an adult population of predominantly older, male patients. The individual must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon age-related factors as noted in age-specific competencies described in service and unit policies and procedures. The physician may serve on Medical Center committees or VISN 10 committees at the Chief of Staff's request. The physician's clinical hours may include extended evening hours throughout the weekdays and weekends. The Site Medical Director has the responsibility for the overall supervision of all Providers assigned. They will ensure the continuous effective operation of the primary care service line. They will be responsible for recommending disciplinary actions and providing input on annual reviews. The Medical Director is responsible for ensuring that personnel are available and approving/disapproving leave as required. The Medical Director will report to the Associate Chief of Staff- Primary Care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): ***Recruitment Incentive Approved***\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): ***Relocation Incentive Approved***\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Approved\nEDRP Authorized: This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. EDRP approval is contingent on this occupation and specialty being deemed \"hard-to-recruit-and-retain\" at the duty location you are interested in. Contact Brian.Huhman@va.gov or Eve.Harper@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance.\n???????\nPay: 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"]
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.