The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu, Hawaii, is recruiting for a Physician to direct, coordinate, and supervise the clinical and programmatic efforts for the delivery of comprehensive health care for women in the VAPIHCS including its community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). 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: Board certified/eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Preferred Experience: Leadership or administrative roles and experience in a team environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills in an inter-professional environment. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["**This job announcement will remain open until December 8, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be November 22, 2022. After that time, qualified candidates will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation 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 Major Duties include but not limited to: Clinical: Functions as a member of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), collaborating with clinical and administrative support to provide timely, quality, coordinated care for Veterans. Utilizes and promotes approved standards of care, procedures, methods and techniques, safety precautions and protocols in their application to this population in all settings. Acts as supervising and/or collaborating physician to assigned physicians and mid-level practitioners. Administrative: Provides leadership in the operations of the VAPIHCS VAMC Women's Health Clinic including staff training, education, scheduling, panel management, and coordination of care within the multi-disciplinary women's health team. Serves as a Co-Chair to the Women Veterans Health Committee. Attends the National VACO WHS Miniresidency. Education/Research: Coordinates education of clinical staff, including but not limited to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, RNs, LPN and health care technicians in the theory, practice and implementation of comprehensive health care for women across all VAPIHCS primary care sites. Assures self-development responsibilities and maintains current knowledge of trends in clinical care and the theory, evidence base and implementation of comprehensive women's health care. Supervisory Controls: Directly responsible to the Ambulatory Care Clinic chief medical officer who reports to the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (DACOS) for Primary Care at VAPIHCS. The physician will work collaboratively and under the direction of DACOS. Administrative assignments may be assigned by the supervisor or self-generated. Work is reviewed for timely delivery of health evaluative services and high quality exams consistent with standardized practices. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:00PM"]
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.