Physician (Section Lead) in Rheumatology

Location
Albany, New York
Posted
Jul 27, 2021
Closes
Aug 26, 2021
Specialty
Rheumatology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

The Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center ( SVAMC ) is seeking a Physician (Section Lead) in Rheumatology. The SVAMC division is closely integrated with the division of Rheumatology at the Albany Medical College (AMC). The Rheumatologist will perform indicated services for conditions in both inpatient and out-patient clinical settings.

Salary Range: $220,000- $243,000 per year. Physicians will be paid commensurate with experience using VA's Market-based physician pay system. Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary.

Relocation/Recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.

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 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. - For foreign medical graduates not covered in 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.

Licensure: 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: Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies, and fellowships if applicable, are those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency, or fellowship if applicable, was completed. 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 will also qualify.                                                                                                                             

Additional Requirement:

  • Current or recent (within 3-yrs) experience in teaching of medical trainees
  • Eligible to be a Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director and experience preferred.
  • BLS and ACLS certification.

Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting(45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable to perform the duties of the position

We offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
  • One full & unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility
  • CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement; 5 Days paid CME absence
  • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • 26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/ unlimited carry over; 10 paid holidays
  • Federal Retirement Plan
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Nationwide Mobility


If interested, please e-mail your CV to Tierra.Green@va.gov or apply to the link below.


USAJOBS Link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/602468900