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. 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: Citizenship- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education- 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. Licensure- 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: Completion of Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Board Certification is preferred but not mandatory Experience within the adult primary care outpatient setting within the last 2 years. 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. ["Serve as a Physician (FLOAT) with Outpatient Experience located within the Orlando VA Healthcare System assigned to the Ambulatory Care Service. Assignments to other facilities within the Orlando VAHCS may be required to meet the needs of the service. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): An Incentive is Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact ADAM.BLAS-RODRIGUEZ@VA.GOV , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPay: 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 Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Outpatient Experience Manage a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) when a PACT Primary Care Provider (PCP) is on leave. Manage a vacant PACT panel or a new PACT position is created. Cover Interim care or unassigned/unscheduled patients or clinic when a provider is on leave or Cover the Interim care or unassigned/unscheduled patients or clinic when there is a provider vacancy, urgent need or the Float provider is not assigned to PACT coverage. Assignments may include management of specialty PACT such as Women's health PACT, SCI PACT, OEF/OIF PACT, Homeless or GERI PACT. Other duties as assigned, and based upon organizational need at all times Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibilities, practice and maintain ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented Utilization of all virtual care modalities is an expectation of this position Travel to other sites within the Health Care System to cover provider shortage. Coverage scenarios and locations may change on a daily basis based on patient care needs. The ability to be present at any OVAHCS location is essential. If for any reason a government vehicle is unavailable for use, the Float provider is still responsible for arriving at their assigned location on time. Private vehicle usage will be reimbursed based on existing travel pay criteria. Failure to maintain the ability to be present at any OVAHCS location may lead to disciplinary action. Work Schedule: Work Schedule: Varying tours of duty may include extended hours, weekends, nights, irregular tours and/or holidays. When covering an outlying PACT team, time may be built in the Float provider clinic schedule to accommodate unassigned Veteran care. The typical tour of duty is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. But can be assigned an extended hours tour of duty will work according to the schedule at their assigned location."]
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.