This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of critical hiring need at this location and will remain open until Monday, August 8, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals on an as-needed basis until the position is filled. 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: Completed Pathology Residency. Board Certification in accordance with College of American Pathologists (CAP) 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a clinic setting under normal and emergent conditions and while working closely with others. Light lifting 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; standing (up to 1 hour); near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye up to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception required; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment Incentive may be available to a highly qualified candidate.\nRelocation Incentive: Relocation Incentive may be available to a highly qualified candidate.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for 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.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Kelli Cromwell, Kelli.Cromwell@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.\nPay: 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Chief of Pathology & Laboratory Service (P&LS) is a physician responsible for oversight of the full scope of Pathology and Laboratory services at the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center (MVAMC) to include inpatient (acute care and critical care), outpatient services and procedural services. The Chief, P&LS is a direct report to the Chief of Staff. Duties include but are not limited to: Determines strategic direction for the service and to meet organizational targets regarding pathology and laboratory services, and timeliness measures; Serves as the Chair of Transfusion Review Committee under the Executive Council of the Medical Staff Performance Improvement with oversight of quality and safety of services; Organizes staff meetings, communication both down, to staff, across to other Service Chiefs and up to Leadership, as well as crafting congressional responses, heads up and issue briefs, when requested to do so by Center Leadership; Coordinates recruitment, updates Functional Statements & Position Descriptions, physician salary management and pay panel documentation, non-VA care documentation, Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE/OPPE) on privileged staff. Provides leadership to the interdisciplinary team for patient care and program development; Ensures written policies and procedures are developed in compliance with all applicable accrediting organizations and VHA program offices, standards and requirements, and that they are reviewed and updated as necessary; Manages service-level quality improvement activities that monitor critical aspects of care; Surveillances the professional performance of all individuals in the department who have delineated clinical privileges; Recommends to the medical staff the criteria for clinical privileges that are relevant to the care provided in the department; Recommends clinical privileges for each member of the department; Integrates the department or service into the primary functions of the organization; Coordinates and integrates interdepartmental and intradepartmental services; Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care, treatment, and services; Determines the qualifications and competence of department or service personnel who are not licensed independent practitioners and who provide patient care, treatment, and services; Assesses and improves the quality offered, treatment, and services; Maintains quality control programs, as appropriate; Recommends space and other resources needed by the department or service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm"]
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.