Details Posted: 23-Apr-22 Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota Salary: Open Categories: Physicians/Surgeons Internal Number: 644302900 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. Learn more. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certification in any approved ABMS specialty is required for resident supervision. Preferred Experience: Strong communication, problem solving, strategic planning and program management skills. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. "VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Position is eligiblenEducation Debt Reduction Program: This position is eligible for EDRP.nEDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at VHAVISN23EDRP@va.gov.nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increasesnPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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% contributions by VAnInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)nLicensure: Only need 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territorynCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursementnMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage providednContract: No Physician Employment Contract/no significant restriction on moonlighting SUMMARY: The Associate Chief of Staff for Education (ACOS/E) serves on a full-time basis and must be a Doctor of Medicine. Responsible for oversight of the Health Professional Trainees (medical students, dentists, nurses, residents, social workers, etc), rotating or assigned to the institution. Responsible for the management of the affiliation agreements with multiple institutions. Position is a direct report to the Chief of Staff. DUTIES: Serve as VA point of contact to address issues related to Health Professional Trainees (HPTs) and their training while rotating at the VA medical facility. Ensuring medical/dental students or residents rotating to a VA medical facility are enrolled in or sponsored by affiliated institutions. Review and ensure minimal qualifications and credentials are met by all HPT trainees coming to the VA for academic programs as attested to by the TQCVL. Ensuring all trainees complete the onboarding process, including appropriate security screening. Collaborate with HR staff, ensuring appropriate appointments of trainees are in place, including without compensation appointments, if appropriate. Providing orientation or assurance aspects of orientation are covered at the service level. Ensuring affiliation agreements are executed for all programs that send medical/dental students or residents to VA medical facilities for education purposes and are executed properly and responsibilities assigned to VA Medical Center are fulfilled. Interact with affiliated institutions as appropriate on matters pertaining to trainee assignments and curricula and on evaluation of the VA medical facility as a training site. Act as a consultant to other VA medical facility staff on educational matters and interpreting policies per VA requirements. Act as the liaison with the sponsoring institution's DIO and other education leaders in the academic programs of education and research. Advocate for sufficient VA resources for appropriate conduct of all educational programs. Exercise oversight of all clinical training programs at the VA medical facility and ensuring compliance with all pertinent requirements including fiscal matters, disbursement agreements, credentials of trainees, appointment and payment of trainees. Exercise oversight of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Disbursement Agreement and ensure all activities meet the criteria delineated in the Disbursement Agreement Handbook. Initiate the planning process to determine the number and distribution of resident positions. Monitor HPT participation in assigned educational activities. Obtain annual rate changes from the disbursing agent and communicating to appropriate parties, including the facility Chief Fiscal Officer and Chief of HR, and securing approval of rate changes from Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA). Present Annual Report to the Medical Staff and the Governing Body summarizing training program activities for past year to include issues as HPT supervision, duty hours, credentials, graduated levels of responsibilities, etc. Presentation and discussion of the Annual Report on Residency Training Programs with the facility Medical Executive Committee would meet this requirement. Chair the local VA Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee and serve as VA liaison to the GME Council (GMEC) of the affiliated institution and to the GMEC Executive Committee. Monitor and ensure VA staff members with appropriate credentials and faculty status supervise HPTs. Documentation of supervision per VA requirements. Review and sign appropriate residency training program letters of agreement prepared by affiliated institution. Facilitate appointment of VA staff and appropriate affiliate institution program faculty to the VA Academic Partnership Council and its subcommittees. Approximately 50% direct clinical care of Veterans Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0800-1630" Details Posted: 23-Apr-22 Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota Salary: Open Categories: Physicians/Surgeons Internal Number: 644302900 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. Learn more. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certification in any approved ABMS specialty is required for resident supervision. Preferred Experience: Strong communication, problem solving, strategic planning and program management skills. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. "VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Position is eligiblenEducation Debt Reduction Program: This position is eligible for EDRP.nEDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at VHAVISN23EDRP@va.gov.nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increasesnPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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% contributions by VAnInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)nLicensure: Only need 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territorynCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursementnMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage providednContract: No Physician Employment Contract/no significant restriction on moonlighting SUMMARY: The Associate Chief of Staff for Education (ACOS/E) serves on a full-time basis and must be a Doctor of Medicine. Responsible for oversight of the Health Professional Trainees (medical students, dentists, nurses, residents, social workers, etc), rotating or assigned to the institution. Responsible for the management of the affiliation agreements with multiple institutions. Position is a direct report to the Chief of Staff. DUTIES: Serve as VA point of contact to address issues related to Health Professional Trainees (HPTs) and their training while rotating at the VA medical facility. Ensuring medical/dental students or residents rotating to a VA medical facility are enrolled in or sponsored by affiliated institutions. Review and ensure minimal qualifications and credentials are met by all HPT trainees coming to the VA for academic programs as attested to by the TQCVL. Ensuring all trainees complete the onboarding process, including appropriate security screening. Collaborate with HR staff, ensuring appropriate appointments of trainees are in place, including without compensation appointments, if appropriate. Providing orientation or assurance aspects of orientation are covered at the service level. Ensuring affiliation agreements are executed for all programs that send medical/dental students or residents to VA medical facilities for education purposes and are executed properly and responsibilities assigned to VA Medical Center are fulfilled. Interact with affiliated institutions as appropriate on matters pertaining to trainee assignments and curricula and on evaluation of the VA medical facility as a training site. Act as a consultant to other VA medical facility staff on educational matters and interpreting policies per VA requirements. Act as the liaison with the sponsoring institution's DIO and other education leaders in the academic programs of education and research. Advocate for sufficient VA resources for appropriate conduct of all educational programs. Exercise oversight of all clinical training programs at the VA medical facility and ensuring compliance with all pertinent requirements including fiscal matters, disbursement agreements, credentials of trainees, appointment and payment of trainees. Exercise oversight of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Disbursement Agreement and ensure all activities meet the criteria delineated in the Disbursement Agreement Handbook. Initiate the planning process to determine the number and distribution of resident positions. Monitor HPT participation in assigned educational activities. Obtain annual rate changes from the disbursing agent and communicating to appropriate parties, including the facility Chief Fiscal Officer and Chief of HR, and securing approval of rate changes from Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA). Present Annual Report to the Medical Staff and the Governing Body summarizing training program activities for past year to include issues as HPT supervision, duty hours, credentials, graduated levels of responsibilities, etc. Presentation and discussion of the Annual Report on Residency Training Programs with the facility Medical Executive Committee would meet this requirement. Chair the local VA Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee and serve as VA liaison to the GME Council (GMEC) of the affiliated institution and to the GMEC Executive Committee. Monitor and ensure VA staff members with appropriate credentials and faculty status supervise HPTs. Documentation of supervision per VA requirements. Review and sign appropriate residency training program letters of agreement prepared by affiliated institution. Facilitate appointment of VA staff and appropriate affiliate institution program faculty to the VA Academic Partnership Council and its subcommittees. Approximately 50% direct clinical care of Veterans Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0800-1630"
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