Provides care of the Veterans' medical needs through history and physical exam, ordering appropriate lab tests, radiology studies, screening studies. This includes evaluating tests, developing a treatment and follow-up plan to include medication, medical equipment, and home based interventions through the guidelines. This will also include the outpatient follow up visits, post discharge follow-up and managing care with specialty and sub-specialty medical providers. 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 podiatric medicine degree or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine, podiatric 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 and or Podiatrists 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 the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (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: Research Experience and: "The ACOS for R&D needs to have credible research and academic experience. NOTE: A national search is recommended. (2) The nominee must receive concurrence from the CRADO. The nomination package includes the nominee's credentials, curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation from the VA medical facility Director. The concurrence process includes interviews with the CRADO and ORD staff. (3) The VISN Director approves the appointment of the ACOS/R&D after receiving notification of concurrence from the CRADO. " To meet the above requirement the candidate should have- Successfully execute at least one VA Merit/RO1 funded research project as PI 5-10 years of supervisory experience Fellow/Diplomate/Board certified 5-10 years of research experience 20-40 research publications 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 work is both sedentary and at times physically challenging. Typically the employee may sit comfortably to perform portions of the work. However, there is intermittent periods walking, standing, bending, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching and carrying of light items such as research records, files, books, manuals, etc. As a small research facility it is not uncommon to have situations where the incumbent is asked to assist with a more physically demanding task (if he/she is able) such as bringing in a pallet of food or bedding for the animal facility when nobody else is around (the bags can weigh up to 40 pounds each). Knowledge of proper lifting techniques is required if the incumbent is physically able to assist in such situations. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The ACOS, R&D is appointed by the Medical Center Director. The Center Director assigns day-to-day management and oversight of the Human Research and the Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) to the ACOS, R&D. The ACOS, R&D reports to the Center Director through the Chief of Staff. The ACOS, R&D is responsible for: Instituting policies and overall policy, planning, coordination, and direction of the R&D program in the Sioux Falls VAMC and administration of the R&D program. Maintenance of an operational R&D Committee. This includes submission of necessary R&D proposals, reports, manuscripts, etc., to the Committee and the appropriate distribution of its reports, recommendations, etc., to the concerned personnel in the facility. Submission of documentation necessary to obtain and/or maintain a properly executed Federal wide Assurance (FWA) for the protection for human subjects in accordance with current Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) procedures and VA regulations. Reviewing the USD Federal wide Assurance of protection for animal subjects with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. Assuring that the ACUP obtains and maintains accreditation of the animal research program with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, Int.). Obtaining and updating Memorandums of Understanding with the USD IRB, the USD IACUC, the USD IBC, and the VA Central Office IRB. Submitting and amending as needed the VA Veterinary Medical Unit (VMU) annual report. Assistance to the investigators within the facility by providing advice and guidance in the preparation and submission of R&D proposals, reports, publications, grants, etc. Preparation and dissemination of policies, procedures and/or memorandums that affect research at the Sioux Falls Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dissemination of educational materials to all investigators with active or planned research programs, IRB members, IACUC members, and R&D Committee members. The ACOS, R&D, R&D shall be responsible for maintaining accurate, up-to-date records regarding the mandatory training and certification of investigators and other appropriate research staff in the protection of human research subjects. Preparation and dissemination of all required reports. Financial management of the facility's R&D program by: preparing and submitting estimates of budgetary requirements; and administering funds allocated to each project and any non-VA monies available in the facility's General Post Fund designated for R&D activities by the Medical Center Director. Creating, establishing and maintaining the policies and procedures for the HRPP and related research policies and procedures with the assistance of the Administrative Officer for review and approval by the Research & Development Committee. Overseeing the protection of human participants, regulatory compliance, and the implementation of the HRPP for the SFVAHCS. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or 8:00 am to 4:30 pm VA MISSION ACT of 2018 a Podiatrist can also be considered for this position."]
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