The position is located within the Medical Service of the Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID. Duties include serving as an attending Hematology-Medical Oncology physician providing clinical hematology/oncology services to patients in inpatient and outpatient settings as well as performing inpatient and outpatient consultations. 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: Two or more years of experience in an inpatient and outpatient Hematology/Oncology patient setting. 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: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); Walking and standing (2 hours). Environmental Factors: Working closely with others and working alone. ["The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Provides clinical hematology/medical oncology services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Performs inpatient and outpatient hematology/medical oncology consultations. Provides clinical supervision of Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and other members of the patient care team. Performs administrative tasks such as peer reviews and ongoing professional practice evaluations (OPPE). Provides clinical supervision of Internal Medicine Residents and/or students including providing and/or participating in the didactic and education program for residents, students, and/or clinical staff. Attends tumor board, staff meetings, serves on committees, teams, work groups and peer reviews as requested. Participates in quality improvement and assurance programs related to Hematology and Oncology. Protected research time is available for candidates with demonstrated clinics, basic, or translational research expertise commensurate with extramural funding. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Permanent Change of Station (PCS) has been authorized. PCS is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information visit VA's Financial Services Center Permanent Change of Station (PCS) (http://www.fsc.va.gov/PCS.asp) website. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After selection, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Learn more. 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: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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."]
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