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. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible Learn more.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator 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 The Pain Medicine Service (PMS) Pain Medicine physician independently provides patient care to veterans of the VA Southern Nevada Health Care System inpatient venues, inpatient hospital consultations, in the Pain Medicine Service the outpatient clinical care area and special procedures settings. The Pain Medicine physician is responsible for being an attending of record for outpatients in the VASNHS Pain Medicine Outpatient clinic. As defined by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine is the medical discipline concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of the entire range of painful disorders. Pain medicine is a multidisciplinary subspecialty. The expertise of several disciplines is brought together in an effort to provide the maximum benefit to each patient. Although the care of patients is heavily influenced by the primary specialty of physicians who subspecialize in pain medicine, each member of the pain treatment team understands the anatomical and physiological basis of pain perception, the psychological factors that modify the pain experience, and the basic principles of pain medicine 1. Clinical\na. The Pain Medicine physician is primarily assigned outpatient attending responsibilities in the outpatient clinic.\nb. The physician is responsible for providing a H&P, assessment, diagnosis & referral, outpatient consultations, interventional procedures, supervision of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and rotating medical trainees.\nc. Evaluating referrals for outpatient clinical care or consultation.\nd. The incumbent may participate in all activities pertinent to the outpatient clinical venue of care, consultation service, and special procedures unit or outpatient surgical services.\ne. The incumbent also participates in and directs activities pertaining to quality improvement, strategic planning, and The Joint Commission accreditation process.\nf. He/she will complete all CPRS documentation including consults and encounters.\ng. He/she exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs-based on current concepts and research study findings. He/she will keep up to date on Pain Medicine, acute and chronic pain treatment developments in the management and treatment of painful disorders, neuromuscular and joint disorders, chronic illness and symptom control and major symptomatic complications through both, informal and formal continuing education.\nh. Perform other duties as assigned that are within the scope of practice. 2. Administrative\na. The incumbent develops plans, coordinates, evaluates, and integrates all program elements into a comprehensive Pain Medicine program for the medical center.\nb. He/she is an advisor concerning Integrated Pain Medicine services and consultant to pain management service needs and assists with developing both short and long-range objectives for continuous improvements with the provision of these services.\nc. The incumbent assists with the development and updates and implementation of appropriate policies, procedures, plans, and service agreements that guides and supports the Pain Management Care Services Program.\nd. He/she assists with developing requests for program space, staffing, equipment, and Description of Duties: Physician, Pain Management supplies.\ne. He/she assists with developing and implementing an educational plan to meet the challenges of the program for staff and others.\nf. The incumbent provides academic oversight, including developing, coordinating, and evaluating Integrated Pain Management Academic Affiliation Programs and serves as the liaison with the sponsoring institution for each established program.\ng. He/she actively participates in various multidisciplinary facility programs, service meetings, faculty meetings and hospital committees as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm"]
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.