Job opening: Physician (Infectious Disease)
Salary: $115 587 - 300 000 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Physician (Infectious Disease). The Physician (Infectious Disease) will function in Medicine Service.
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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 Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time (8/8s) Infectious Diseases and HIV physician. Primary clinical responsibilities will include consultation on acutely ill inpatients, patients in the nursing home and dementia care units, and Veterans in our outpatient ID clinics. Qualified candidates will also provide primary care to a large cohort of HIV-positive patients in the immediate Cleveland area as well as several surrounding rural communities, through both face-to-face and virtual modalities. The qualified candidate may also assume administrative oversight of an active outpatient IV therapy program in conjunction with a pharmacy care coordinator. Prior experience with the VA Healthcare System is highly preferred; additionally, the Louis Stokes VA is also a Spinal Cord Injury Hub and preferred candidates will also demonstrate experience with infections in patients in acute and long-term residential spinal cord injury units. As the facility possesses an attached skilled nursing facility, experience or certification in geriatric infections of Veterans in long-term care facilities will be highly considered. Academically engaged candidates with prior presentations at national meetings and willingness to participate in the education of nurse practitioners, fellows, residents and medical students are expected. The Cleveland VA Medical Center is a teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. The successful candidate will be appointed at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at an academic level commensurate to their experience. Preferred candidates will have completed three years of Internal Medicine training in an accredited program, as well as a fellowship in Infectious Diseases. Board Certified are preferred.
Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift
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.
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:
Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME),
Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),
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.
Three years of training in accredited Infectious Disease Program
Fellowship in Infectious Disease
English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.
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 VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
- Name: Nichole Justice
- Phone: 216-791-2300 X42998
- Email: [email protected]