Physician (Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Boise, Idaho
Internal Number: 689911700
The Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development (ACOS for R&D) is a full-time Executive position and reports to the Medical Center Director via the Chief of Staff. The incumbent formulates the goals and objectives of the research mission, both basic and clinical, of the Boise VA Medical Center (BVAMC). A major responsibility is to expand research at BVAMC through recruitment of additional scientists with expertise in research relating to diseases common in the veteran population. 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: Prefer a physician with an established background in basic sciences, health services or clinical trials research. 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light lifting, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Near vision correctable at 13' to 16' jaeger 1-4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted). ["The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Administers the facility's Research and Development (R&D) programs, including operation of the R&D Committee and subcommittees. This encompasses expansion and submission of research proposals, accreditation maintenance, and resource and fiscal management of approved R&D funds and non-VA monies. Participates with the Medical Center's Executive Team in the management of the Medical Center's health care program ensuring that the integration of R&D programs provides beneficial impact on the delivery of quality and timely patient care. Provides advice, guidance, direction, and technical assistance to research investigators in the submission of research proposals and in conducting funded research. Consults with and assists other research investigators in the integration of theoretical concepts and applied research methods. Serves as the Medical Center's liaison to headquarters' Office of Research and Development to include submission of proposals, reports and correspondence pertinent to the R&D function and serving on special task forces or as contract supervisor when assigned. Serves as principal investigator, co-investigator or program director on peer-review research programs and special research initiatives. Fosters initiation and development of new research protocols that include basic science and clinical studies proposals as well as the development of joint research ventures with the affiliating institutions. Provides advice and guidance in the development and submission of research manuscripts for publication and for presentation at national and international meetings. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): A Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance) has been authorized for this position. Permanent Change of Station 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 a selection is made, 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"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.