Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) 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: Palliative Care Certification Driver's License: Unrestricted state Driver's License Driving Record: Candidate must have a clean driving record for the past five ye 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment ["The position will be based in East Orange VA with clinical and administrative oversight for both campuses. The position is 60% Administrative and 40% direct clinical care S/he has significant responsibility in dealing with officials of organizations within the VA (including other service lines, such as Ambulatory Care PACT EO and LY, CBOC's, Specialty services, CLC, VISN 2 leadership and VA Central Office, and outside the VA (such as community hospices, HVP, and Veteran stakeholder groups). S/he will perform consults in EO inpatient and outpatient. S/he will focus on outpatient and subspecialities within VA NJ in expanding Palliative Care with these services. His or her responsibilities include but not limited to overall program development, management, operations, develops processes and process improvements related to the program and Veteran's care, and evaluation of all performance plans i.e Bereaved Family Survey (BFS). It also involves planning, staffing, budgeting, evaluating and tracking data required in the program, operations within the service, and developing relationships within the VA and its community i.e Hospice Veteran Partnership (HVP), Volunteer Service for No Veteran Die Alone (NVDA). Resource management responsibilities include assuring appropriate resources are designated for the support of all the programs and safety of the staff. She/he also will serve as consultant. Collaborating with other services, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on issues of program development and operations. Evaluating the effectiveness of the programs consistent with the standards set forth by VA( eg. program outcomes, performance improvement). Develops, manages and coordinates VA NJ HCS palliative care program in accordance with the VHA National Hospice and Palliative Care program initiatives, VISN 2 Program and Initiatives, VHA Directives, VHA Handbooks, VHA regulatory requirements, National Consensus Guidelines for quality palliative care and preferred practices of the National Quality Forum and National Quality Forum for Preferred Practices for Hospice and Palliative Care Quality. SUPERVISOR: The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) and supervise East Orange Palliative Care Providers and Palliative care PSA/ MSA. S/he is also responsible for administrative and clinical overall operations. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Travel: The Palliative Care Medical Director will be based in East Orange and would require minimal travel to Lyons campus for oversight with administrative/leadership duties as needed.\nWork Schedule: 8AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.