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Physician (Deputy Associate Chief of Staff-Research) with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 732429600
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital located in San Antonio, TX. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. 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. Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure and Registration: 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: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR 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. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Evidence of intra-and extra-mural research program funding with 3-5 years' experience in research administration (overseeing and administering a successful research program, submitting federal research grants, obtaining grant funding, being a member of research committees). Track record of peer-reviewed publications primarily as first or last author. Demonstrate a knowledge of personnel management, mentoring, and guidance of highly technical investigators and laboratory staff Experience to successfully manage a large, complicated human subjects research program that is highly regulated. Experience managing budgetary operations of a Research Service. Experience in managing and overseeing clinical and laboratory operations. Demonstrate expertise in understanding and writing standard operating procedures and policies. Identifying need for, reviewing, and approving major equipment acquisition and replacement requests. Evaluating and allocating appropriate space to conduct complex and integrative scientific and administrative research activities 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; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4-8hrs); Standing (4-8hrs); Both legs required; 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); Mental and emotional stability. ["The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is a large tertiary care (1A) facility affiliated with University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). STVHCS currently has over 127 active investigators, more than 321 active protocols and 731 research staff.In fiscal year 2022, STVHCS scientists received over $17 million in research grants from the Veteran Affairs (VA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense and other sources. Research is conducted in a total of 49,000 square feet of wet and dry lab space that supports programs in basic science, clinical research, rehabilitation, health services, cooperative studies, and implementation research. STVHCS is home to the VA funded Dole Center of Excellence on caregiving. Clinical programs awarded to STVHCS include The National Cancer Institute and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrolment, Million Veteran Program recruiting site, Lung Precision Oncology Program, and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).Our VA GRECC investigators are also part of two large NIH centers on aging: a Pepper Center and a Nathan Shock Center.Research collaborations between the STVHCS and UTHSA are greatly enhanced by a sky bridge that connects the VA with the university. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized 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 Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.