Physician (Medical Director - Infection Prevention and Control)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Houston, Texas
Internal Number: 610782000
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. The Michael E. DeBakey VAMC (MEDVAMC) is seeking qualified applicants for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Medical Director. The position includes an academic affiliation with the Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. The primary roles and responsibilities will be to serve as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the MEDVAMC. Major responsibilities include being Chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee; providing subject matter expertise in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology; reviewing health-care associated infections with subsequent implementation of infection control and process improvement efforts to reduce hospital acquired infections; development and implementation of infection control principles and policies in general and as they relate to reduction of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), outbreak response and special pathogens; interpretation of epidemiologic data, and improvement of data infrastructures and data reporting in compliance with VA, NHSN, CMS; and management of other internal metrics. The Medical Director will also have clinical and teaching responsibilities, including outpatient clinic, rounding in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and involvement with educational activities with internal medicine house staff and infectious diseases fellows. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Contact Kimberly Landry at Kimberly.Landry@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm On call responsibilities include rounding in clinical services: Infectious Diseases and Medicine, with duties during weekends when assigned to rounds.
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.