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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Eligible 3 or more years of experience in Endocrinology practice Eligible for academic appointment Fellowship training in Endocrinology 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: Heavy lifting, over 45 pounds; Heavy carrying, over 45 pounds; Straight pulling 1hr; Pulling hand over hand 5hr, Pushing 6hr, Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6hrs); Standing (6hrs); Crawling 1hr; Kneeling 1hr; Repeated bending 1hr, Climbing, legs only 1hr; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted) ["The Endocrinologist will provide endocrinology services for outpatients at the Bay Pines VA Health Care System.The Physician must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with endocrine diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods, and techniques. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Direct comprehensive patient care in an outpatient and/or hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and serves as a consultant to other physicians. Expert in history taking, physical examination, test interpretation, patient counseling and differential diagnosis and medical therapeutics in the broad range of endocrine and metabolic disorders and selected diagnostic procedures (fine needle aspiration of the thyroid, FNA). Evaluates and manages adults who have single or multiple disorders in all the subspecialties in the broad field of internal medicine. Will be a mix of inpatient and clinical outpatient work. Provide care to patients in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings. Provides direct comprehensive patient care in an outpatient and/or hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic diseases characterized by hormonal or metabolic disturbances and serves as a consultant to other physicians. Expert in the interactions of endocrine and metabolic processes with normal and disordered functions of the other organ systems. Endocrinologists provide care to patients in inpatient and outpatient primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings. Continuity and consultation outpatient clinics. Precepting residents and fellows in clinic. Inpatient Endocrinology consult service attending. Completion of endocrinology and diabetes E-consults. Outreach clinics as directed by the service chief. Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imaging data, communicating results to patients, and implementing improved quality in systems delivery. Clinical research for a portion of time is an important option. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Is Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Is Authorized Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Adam Blas-Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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