Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician-Dermatologist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Summary 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. Responsibilities VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized to highly qualified applicant. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized to highly qualified applicant. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be eligible to apply for the program if requirements are met. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 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 The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a full-time staff physician to be a Dermatology care specialist in Medical Service. The Oklahoma City VAMC is a tertiary care facility serving Oklahoma and part of northern Texas and an integral part of the educational and research mission of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The successful candidate will have a concurrent faculty appointment with the VA and the University of Oklahoma, Department of Dermatology. Ensure compliance with all quality, policy, and regulatory requirements Participate in high quality inpatient and outpatient care, teaching, and research related to dermatological diseases Apply national and VA guidelines to patient screening, surveillance and management of such diseases Proficient in routine dermatological surgical procedures including minor surgery or other treatment procedures to address malignant lesions Participate in the education and supervision of trainees in Dermatology Qualify for a faculty appointment at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Dermatology Evaluate patient through questions, examinations, symptom review, and medical testing Participate in the supervision of mid-level providers assigned to the Dermatology Service Examine patient skin for abnormalities or malignancies Requests and performs biopsies, sample tissue collections, or other tests as needed Analyze patient test results Counsel and educate patients on hygiene, diet, and disease prevention Perform cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, laser resurfacing, and microdermabrasion Set patient goals and discuss treatment plan Establish timelines, tasks, and medical needs of patients Develop treatment plans for medications or skin therapy to help patient reach goal Prescribe medications, hormonal agents, or topical treatments, and monitor patient intake Recommend surgeons or other further treatments for advanced skin diseases or cancer Consult with surgeons on patient procedures Document patient records and progress including symptoms, medications, and treatments Conduct research to better serve patients Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Variable hours Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 Certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology or the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology or be eligible to take the next certifying examination offered by one of those Boards. To maintain the appointment the individual must become certified and maintain certification by one of those Boards. Preferred Experience: Mohs surgery experience is preferred by not a limiting factor 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 full range of physical activity, including but not limited to: lifting and carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching below and above the shoulders, use of both hands and fingers, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, repeated bending. The position requires agility and ability for rapid mental and physical coordination simultaneously. Adequate hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability are required. Education 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. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.