Job opening: Physician Lead CBOC, Littleton NH, Rutland VT, Bennington VT (Regular Ft)
Salary: $230 000 - 260 000 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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.
Contract Buy Out Program: This position may be eligible for the Physician / Provider Contract Buy Out Program (CBOP), which authorizes VHA to buy out service contracts (Locum agreements, loan repayments, sign-on bonus contracts, Physician-owned practices) in exchange for employment at certain rural or highly rural facilities for a period of obligated service (minimum 4 years). For additional information and eligibility requirements, contact the VHA Contract Buy Out Program Manager at [email protected]
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Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid 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)
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 (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
The White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont is seeking board-certified General Internists or Family Practice physicians to join our Department of Primary Care leadership team as Physician Leads for Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Rutland, Vermont, Littleton New Hampshire, and Bennington, Vermont. A successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to patient care, quality and safety, and excellence in teaching. Prior leadership experience is preferred, but not required.
Clinical Duties (80%)
The Physician Lead will be the Primary Care provider for a panel of male and female Veteran patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The applicant will deliver both longitudinal and episodic care to the panel in a team setting and participate in sustaining the VA Patient-Centered Medical Home Model called Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Hours are typically M-F, 8:00-4:30 and there is no call. The applicant's clinical duties will be 75-80% direct patient care in face-to-face and virtual appointments and 20-25% panel management.
Administrative Duties (20%)
The Physician Lead will serve as the clinical leader of the clinic, working closely with Clinic Manager and Nurse Manager. This position is responsible for quality of primary care at the CBOC. They will support advanced practice providers and lead process improvement and clinical innovation. The Physician Lead will be expected to participate in a range of departmental and facility committees, and to develop and maintain sustainable partnerships with Veteran groups, community stakeholders, academic affiliates, local and state agencies and officials of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Work Schedule: TBD by the Service
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.
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.
Additional Requirement: Board Certified General internist or Family Practice.
Preferred Experience: Prior leadership experience is preferred, but not required
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: Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of this position. Pre-placement medical examination is required:
Light lifting, under 15 pounds.
Light carrying, under 15 pounds.
Reaching above shoulder.
Use of fingers.
Both hands required.
Walking (8 hours).
Standing (8 hours).
Repeated bending (1 hour).
Hearing (aid may be permitted).
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
- Address White River Junction VA Medical Center
215 North Main St.
White River Jct., VT 05009
- Name: Troy Hall
- Phone: 207-623-8411 X4791
- Email: [email protected]