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The Erie, PA Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center has two immediate Hospitalist Fee Basis openings in our Chief of Staff's Office, Hospitalist Program. 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. Additional Requirement: none Preferred Experience: We are primarily looking for Internal Medicine or Family Practice physicians, but other specialties will be considered on a case-by-case basis and based on prior clinical 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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position. ["DUTIES: The Erie, PA Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center has 2 immediate openings for the following position in our Chief of Staff's Office, Hospitalist Program: Fee-Basis Hospitalist Physician. Work shifts will be on an ongoing per-diem basis to cover sick leave, vacations, and holidays. Work shifts are 12 hours each with hours of 7:00AM-7:00PM or 7:00PM-7:00AM. Principal clinical responsibilities include managing the care of patients on the acute care unit (no ICU) along with cross-coverage of the community living center (nursing home level of care) and medical oversight of the Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PPRTP) unit. Successful candidate(s) will be able to: Maintain excellent clinical, professional and personal judgment at all times. Provide admission health assessments and consultative services as required to patients presenting to the facility. Lead medical emergency response teams (Code Blue and Rapid Response). We are primarily looking for Internal Medicine or Family Practice physicians, but other specialties will be considered on a case-by-case basis and based on prior clinical experience. Physicians working at the Erie VA Medical Center enjoy working in a professionally stimulating environment that eliminates many of the burdens found in the private sector and provides every opportunity to focus on the practice of medicine. This approach offers a unique freedom of practice to VA physicians and contributes toward providing the highest level of quality care to the Nation's veterans. VA provides a supportive environment that further contributes to the delivery of quality health care. Predictable work hours and conditions along with competitive pay are just some of the perks of this position. Pay: Fee basis rate $164.00/hour Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Fee Basis; this system of VA compensation pays based on the specific task or service provided; providers are paid in accordance with the fee schedule listed above; Hospitalist are scheduled based on the needs of the service."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.