Chief of Medicine

Bronx, New York
Jul 08, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Internal Medicine
Full Time

Chief of Medicine

Bronx, NY

(The James J Peters VA Medical Center - 130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10468)


The James J Peters VA Medical Center is seeking a Chief of Medicine who will provide administrative and programmatic leadership to oversee and accomplish its mission in clinical care, research, and education. The incumbent will be based at the James J Peters VA Medical Center, a close affiliate of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Successful candidates must hold a doctor of medicine degree, be board eligible or board certified, qualify for an appointment at a rank of Associate or full Professor and show evidence of high potential for leadership of an academic program, and have the ability to initiate a strategic vision for the department, while working collaboratively to accomplish mutual goals.

The Chief of Medicine will lead a significant expansion of the academic program at the James J Peters VA. This person will develop the residency and fellowship program experiences at the VA, and oversee the development of the basic science and clinical research programs for the residents and fellows. The Chief of Medicine will have overall medical oversight of the in‐patient units, quality of care, patient experience, SAIL metrics (readmission, infection control, and other SAIL metrics), and out‐patient medical sub‐specialties clinic. In addition, the candidate must have demonstrated knowledge in caring for the Veteran population, the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. This person will act as the primary liaison between the James J. Peters VA and the Department of Medicine of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Work Schedule:  Full time - Monday-Friday

Pay Range: $280,000 – $310,000. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

We Offer:

Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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

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, 10 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

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) 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and/or Subspecialty
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification


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