Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Clinical: Provide patient care to our Veteran patients within the candidate's specialty or sub-specialty. This would include prescribing medications, performing clinical procedures, laboratory requests, and seeing patients in an inpatient and outpatient clinic setting. Provide telehealth, as applicable, along with other providers for patients. Follow-up with patients as needed.
Teaching: Provide guidance to rotating Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students. Skills needed are leading, giving direction, providing knowledge, skills and abilities in the clinical domain and train other professional staff in the physician's specialty or sub-specialty. Mentor clinical chiefs and program managers.
Administrative: Provides executive review and concurrence on policies, suspense items and issue briefs that make an impact at the local, VISN and VHA levels of the organization. Maintains the Graduate Medical Education and Allied Health programs, including Academic Affiliations. Manages clinical Performance Improvement program. Ensures reporting contains accurate data. Completes encounters in a timely manner. Attends assigned committees, section meetings, and other administrative functions. Completes medical advisory opinions, and review of tort claims.
CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement.
MALPRACTICE: Liability protection with tail coverage provided.
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE BONUS of up to an additional $15,000.
NO PHYSICIAN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
FACULTY APPOINTMENT at University of California, San Francisco (additional application requirement - contact the VA HR Specialist or UCSF-Fresno for application instructions).
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F
FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT TITLE: Scope of Practice
Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:
Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave - you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year.
13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation - unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays per year with pay.
5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability).
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA).
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA).
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan.
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option.
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.
How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary.
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2015, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary)and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution.
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension.
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel.
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Meet requirements for academic appointment with UCSF.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
3-5 years of leadership experience preferred.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Pushing (.25 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (8 hours), Standing (2 hours), Kneeling (.25 hours), Repeated bending (5 hours), Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordinating 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), Emotional/Mental Stability, CPR and Use of personal protective equipment.
All Applicants: CV or Resume (required)
All Applicants: Responses to the occupational questionnaire (completed during online application) (required)
Copies of unofficial college transcripts (official college transcripts will be required for employment if using to qualify)
Copies of all applicable licensures and certifications required for the position (if applicable)
If prior military:Includeyour DD-214(s) or proof of service (required, if claiming Veterans' preference). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.If required,include a copy of your Disabled Veteran Civil Service Preference (AB4) letter, which can be generated here: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/
Federal Employees: SF-50(s), "Notification of Personnel Action", you must submit your most recent non-award SF-50 (Must reflect grade/step equivalent to, greater than, or one grade lower than the position applied to, tenure and title. Federal employees are able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF portal: https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/ (required, if Federal employee)
Any other documents you identify as necessary on this checklist (for reference only):(http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc) Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/FaxOptions.doc). The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is: 1961642.
Note:If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
Note: Allow 48 hours after documents have been faxed for the system to update the application status.