The Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Physician (Family Medicine or Primary Care or Internal Medicine) for the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation & Treatment Program (DRRTP) located at the Outpatient Clinic in Bonham, TX. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). 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. 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. Licensure and Registration: 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: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR 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. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: 5+ years of direct patient care that includes assessment, diagnosis and treatment of general medical conditions 5+ years of medication management and/or treatment planning for an OUTPATIENT population Experience with SUBSTANCE USE is a plus Competency/experience related to ADULT population 18-geriatric Experience with MENTAL HEALTH is a plus Board certified or eligible in Family Medicine or Primary Care or Internal Medicine 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; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4-8hrs); Standing (4-8hrs); Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability ["The Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Program (DRRTP) is located in Bonham Texas on the Sam Rayburn Memorial campus and located organizationally within the department of Mental Health. It is an integral component of the healthcare delivery system of the VA North Texas Healthcare System. This DRRTP has 190 beds and located in VISN 17. The DRRTP provides coordinated, integrated, rehabilitative and restorative mental health care to help eligible veterans achieve and maintain the highest possible level of functioning and independence. It provides a therapeutic environment spanning a continuum from high intensity supervised inpatient care to outpatient care for veterans in independent living arrangements. The DRRTP healthcare delivery system comprises of the following programs: Substance Use Disorder program Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program General Dom (Gen DOM), including specific track for extended substance use care, homeless and compensated work therapy The individual will be expected to perform clinical care of all ages with multiple complex health problems in a residential care setting. The individual is expected to collaborate with the Medical Director in maintaining quality assurance and the DRRTP Chief for administrative needs as well as supervise and teach resident physicians and fellows if applicable. They must be able to work collaboratively with other healthcare disciplines, to include: nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and a variety of licensed independent practitioners. Cross coverage of other residential programs will be required. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in \"Education section\" 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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m."]
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