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: 1. Board certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, or Board certification in a primary specialty with equivalent training in the care of persons with SCI/D and demonstration of clinical and administrative knowledge in SCI/D medicine enabling the candidate to successfully direct a SCI/D Service Line. 2. Present evidence of formal training and proven competence in leadership, administration, QI, and risk management (for example, executive/leadership courses for physicians, accrediting organizations) for the position of Director. Extensive and proven leadership and administrative management experience is required. 3. Present evidence of interest and involvement in research and teaching and qualify for a faculty appointment at the University of Minnesota. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is seeking a strong leader who will Direct our Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder (SCI/D) Center. The VHA SCI/D System of Care is the only healthcare system in the United States that provides lifetime care for persons with SCI/D, from diagnosis to end of life care. The Minneapolis SCI/D Center is Commission of Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited in both acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and has the distinction of being a regional MS Center of Excellence and national ALS Center of Excellence. The SCI/D Director will oversee full management of the Spinal Cord Injury service. Incumbent is responsible for working with other service lines and departments to develop and maintain service agreements to ensure high quality of care to SCI/D Veterans. Establishes and maintains a climate that fosters patient-centered services. Supports and promotes full implementation of all local, VISN and national policies and directives. Incumbent will work cooperatively with affiliated educational institutions, while also maintaining priority alliance to the needs and mission of the VA medical center. The SCI/D Director reports directly to the Minneapolis VAHCS Chief of Staff and will positively support the goals of the SCI/D Center, VA medical center, VISN 23 and VHA. Maintains and promotes high ethical, clinical and administrative standards that are carried into the decision-making process. Is responsible for developing both long- and short-term policies and plans for giving special consideration to the integration of the SCI/D Center within other service lines to ensure an interdisciplinary approach and a seamless health care system. Makes recommendations regarding all resource management issues, including but not limited to: personnel actions, budget, equipment, space, benchmarking issues, outreach and networking initiatives. Directly supervises clinical and administrative staff. Supports patients' rights, high quality education programs for patients and staff, supports and monitors time and attendance of staff, and supports and ensures compliance with productivity initiatives. Participates in medical center, VISN 23 and national SCI/D System of Care leadership activities. Manages service-level QI activities that monitor critical aspects of care that include CARF and JCAHO compliance. The SCI/D Director is expected to remain privileged and practicing in his/her specialty field. The Director functions as liaison to Associate Director of Staff for Education for UME/GME issues and ensures orientation to service rotation for program trainees (residents, students, fellows). The practitioner is expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitoring and coordinating educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision. The Minneapolis SCI/D Service Line is affiliated with the University of Minnesota and has rotations for medical students, PM&R residents and SCI fellows. Explore Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes Minnesota Tourism Industry | Explore Minnesota / Tourism Industry Minnesota (mn.gov) Minneapolis VA Medical Center is one of VA's four polytrauma medical centers to care for active-duty service members and Veterans with brain injuries, who are blind, or have had an amputation. About Us | VA Minneapolis Health Care | Veterans Affairs VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Amount to be determined Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with expectation of participating in the on-call schedule"]
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.