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Job opening: Physician-Deputy Chief of Primary Care-EDRP-Recruitment-Relocation Incentive Authorized

Salary: $115 587 - 260 000 per year
City: El Paso
Published at: Sep 22 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.


VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. This is a management position with responsibilities for the overall performance of the Primary Care unit, including resource management of budget and positions. The Incumbent is a key member of the clinical leadership team and reports directly to the Chief of Primary Care Service. You are responsible assisting the Chief of Primary Care of direct management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations within the Primary Care unit. These duties include direct supervision of Physicians, coordination of work schedules, workload and all clinical performance measures. You will work closely with other leaders within other departments and facility to ensure optimization of resources in the care delivery model. Additionally, participate in local administrative, management, quality assurance, and other assignments, meetings or committees as necessary or assigned. Your excellent communication skills are a key competency for the position. You will facilitate communication between departments and will be the primary conduit of information to his/her colleagues and subordinates. Perform direct clinical care a minimum of 8 hours per week, as determined by the Chief of Staff in order to maintain clinical expertise in the field. Ability to challenge systems and processes to improve access to care and the care delivery process coupled with the ability to think and act creatively and innovatively. Promote effective coordination and support of clinical care by evaluating current and potential patient needs, clinical workload and resources, and special programs/mandates. Monitor and evaluate the quality of medical services as an integral part of the overall quality assessments and improvement program and assuring compliance. Promote and evaluate standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for highly qualified individuals Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact [email protected], the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Work Schedule: Full time; Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Bargaining Unit: This position is not bargaining unit.



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: -Medical Home Model or equal experience -EMR expertise 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 position requires light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability, ability to perform privileges, ability to independently perform physical exam as appropriate to position.


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:
  1. Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
  2. 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.
  3. 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 El Paso VA Clinic 5001 North Piedras Street El Paso, TX 79930 US
  • Name: VISN 17 SSU USAS Group
  • Email: [email protected]


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