The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Deputy Medical Director has a dual role in HBPC. The HBPC Deputy Medical Director has responsibilities for Supervisory and Programmatic elements of the program and for Clinical Care provided directly and through supervision of APPs or a panel of patients with RN nurse managers. This includes sharing administrative and clinical oversight duties of the medical care delivered by the HBPC and HBTC (Home Based Transitional Care) teams. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Board Certified in one or both of the following: Geriatric Medicine and/or Hospice & Palliative Care. Physical requirements outlined below. 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 pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); light carrying (15 lbs. and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone. ["The HBPC Deputy Medical Director supervises physician assistants (PA) and advance practice registered nurses (APRN). Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provides administrative (supervisor and section) and clinical oversight of all HBPC and HBTC programs. Participates in planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive program to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Ensures the implementation and maintenance of standards for medical providers and forecasts requirements necessary to maintain and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical care. This includes participation in establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines for the delivery of services. Recommends clinical privileges for APPs and functions as the Supervising/Collaborating physician for providers in the program. They communicate provider responsibilities and medical care policies, procedures, and guidelines to all providers in HBPC section and works with Human Resources and ER/LR when appropriate. Collaborates with the Program Director and Medical Director to advise the ACOS/GECS about the adequacy and appropriateness of the scope of services, space, and staffing levels to the needs presently and in the future. Provide clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans unless delegated to an HBPC team physician. Provide ongoing education to referring physicians regarding referrals to HBPC or HBTC and with the Medical Director and HBTC team, formulates policies/procedures to ensure seamless transition between services. Cross cover the duties of the Medical Director in his/her absence to include arranging physician and provider coverage in the event of an unplanned absence. Arrange coverage for other HBPC/HBTC providers and communicate the coverage plan to the HBPC/HBTC teams. Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to the HBPC Program unless delegated to another physician in the program. Participate in selecting HBPC/HBTC team members. Will be readily available to the HBPC/HBTC team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. Will keep the HBPC/HBTC team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards. Work collaboratively with VA staff, community partners, with other HBPC/HBTC Medical Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff members on program development issues. 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 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)\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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. and includes limited On-Call responsibilities.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible *See \"Additional Information\" section below for more details.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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