This is an Open Continuous Announcement and will remain open until December 29th, 2023 or until the position is filled. Eligible applications will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until the position(s)are filled. Once a selection is made and offer is accepted the announcement will close pending no additional vacancies. 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: -3 to 5 years of Research experience -2 to 5 years of supervisory experience -3 to 8 years of VA Research 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: moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs; moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 2 hrs; standing 2 hrs; kneeling 1 hr; repeated bending 1 hr; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid may be permitted) Environmental Factors: -working closely with others -working alone -protracted or irregular hours of work ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign on Bonus): For highly qualified applicants. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Associate Chief of Staff for the Clinical Education and Research (ACOS/CER) Service functions as the primary advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director on all Research and Education programs. Major Duties / Responsibilities are but not limited to the following: -Provides overall coordination of multi-funded and/or multi-site research project(s). -Participates in developing research designs, data collection methods and strategies for data management. -Coordinates multiple data collection efforts which may include other collaborating agencies or institutions. -Develop and monitor reports and work with funding agencies. -Collaborate with study personnel in the strategic planning of future external funding grants. -Develop research designs, data collection methods and strategies for data management. -Design, create and revise research instruments as necessary to ensure quality data that correlates with research objectives. -Management of Workforce Development Training Staff and Education Program Staff. -VA point of contact to address issues related to Health Care Professional Trainee's (HPT) and their training while rotating at the VA medical facility. -Ensuring medical/dental students/residents rotating to a VA medical facility are enrolled in or sponsored by affiliated institutions. -Ensuring that psychology/social work internships to a VA medical facility are enrolled per guidelines. -Collaborate with HR staff to ensure appropriate appointments of trainees, including without compensation appointments. Providing orientation or assurance of orientation at the service level. -Ensuring affiliation agreements are executed properly for all programs sending medical/dental students or residents to VA medical facilities for education purposes and are executed and responsibilities assigned to VA Medical Center are fulfilled. -Physician will perform Clinical duties within Specialty as assigned. -All other duties assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm; On-call responsibilities as needed for administrative purposes."]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.