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The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), is a leader in the provision of rural health care, opening its first VA-staffed community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Farmington, New Mexico, followed by clinics in Artesia, Gallup, Raton, Silver City, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. In recent years, the NMVAHCS has contracted with Valor Healthcare, Primary Care Solutions and Ben Archer Health Center to provide Veterans access to clinics throughout New Mexico and southwest Colorado. 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. Additional Requirement: The New Mexico VA Medical Center is an active teaching hospital affiliated with the University of New Mexico. Qualified candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of New Mexico based upon qualifications and experience. Preferred Experience: Experience working with learners, experience working with clinical trials. 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 heavy lifting 45 pounds and over; light to moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; light lifting under 15 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; light carrying under 15 pounds; straight pulling more than 1 hour; pushing more than 1 hour; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking more than 2 hours; standing 8 hours; kneeling more than 2 hours; repeated bending more than 2 hours; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; 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 eye; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); unusual emotional strain. ["The New Mexico VA Health Care System and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Cancer Center are seeking applications for the position of staff physician in an expanding Section of Hematology/Oncology at the NMVAHCS. The NMVAHCS Hematology/Oncology program is the major academic affiliate of the UNM Division of Hematology/Oncology and the UNM Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Tenured or Clinician-Educator Track in the Professorial series at UNM and report directly to the Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology at the NMVAHCS. This individual will also collaborate closely with the Divisional and Cancer Center Leadership at UNM. The Staff Physician, Section of Hematology/Oncology will have a major teaching role within the Division including its fellowship program. Qualified applicants will have an MD, current medical license and be board-certified or eligible in Hematology and/or Oncology. The ideal candidate will be suitable for academic appointment at UNM at the level of associate or full professor, as evidenced by a strong track record of academic and clinical excellence. Qualified candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico based upon qualifications and experience. The VA's basic qualification standards may be found at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/application-process/navigating/before-you-apply.asp. The clinical activities of the Section of Hematology/Oncology span the breath of the subspecialty and are strongly supported by surgery, pathology, radiology and the other Faculty members of Medicine Service. Major responsibilities and duties of the position include but are not limited to: Direct, high quality patient care with particular emphasis on the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team Diagnostic workup, treatment and follow-up of patients with blood disorders or malignancies Participation in educational programs of Hematology/Oncology and Internal Medicine. Participation in quality assurance programs and chart reviews. Didactic and bedside teaching Supervision of medical students, residents and Hematology/Oncology fellows Active participation in the conduct of clinical trials and other scholarly activities Adherence to quality measures and Standards Facilitate academic and research collaboration with the Division of Hematology/Oncology Preferred Criteria/Experience: Residency in Internal Medicine Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in an ACGME accredited training program. (Candidates in the final year of their fellowship are eligible to apply, provided they will complete their fellowship before joining this position). ABIM Board eligibility/certification in Internal Medicine and Hematology and Medical Oncology. Demonstrated interest in teaching Track record of excellence in teaching, e.g., recognition from trainees and/or awards for teaching. Scholarly activities including research interests (clinical, translational or basic science) in any area of Hematology or Oncology. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): PCS Not authorized\nTelework: Not available.\nCompressed/Flex Schedule: Not available.\nVirtual: Not a virtual position.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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.