This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 30, 2023. The initial cut off date for referral of eligible applications will be March 15, 2023, with subsequent cut off dates bi-weekly. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as needed basis until positions are filled. 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: waivered to prescribe medication assisted treatment for OUD, board certified or board eligible in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and participating in MOCA. Preferred Experience: State medical license in good standing, Active DEA and State Substance license where required 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: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Functional Requirements: Use of Fingers, Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Outside and Inside, Working Alone. ["Reasons to Choose Myrtle Beach Vacation: It's a lifestyle, making each day count is easy. Home prices that don't break the bank Southern hospitality Beaches for miles. 60 miles, to be exact. Along with our rivers and marshes, also means a variety of watersports, fishing, boating and so much more. Employment opportunities, 75,000 jobs dependent on tourism; hourly, management and supervisory, but there is a wealth of options beyond those of tourism. Low taxes + Low cost of living = More fun. Cost of living is typically seven percent lower than the rest of the nation as a whole. The area boasts exceptional public, private, parochial and charter schools; two universities; a technical college; and several area trade schools. Community matters. Plenty of opportunities to get involved while meeting interesting people. Religious organizations, arts groups, professional associations, community service groups and medical facilities are always in need of volunteers while they supply valuable support and assistance to the community we call home. The location on the Grand Strand make Myrtle Beach one of the most popular destinations in the United States. While the area is famous for the multitude of special conventions, events and musical and culinary offerings, it is also a rapidly developing community that offers all the amenities of modern life style. This dynamic is reflected by the multitude of residential, commercial and public developments. The area offers excellent cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as a highly ranked school system. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): You may be eligible to apply 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.comContact, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 This position is located at the Myrtle Beach outpatient clinic in Myrtle Beach, SC. Evaluating, diagnosis and managing patients with complex problems in acute, chronic or cancer pain; Evaluating and treating opiate and substance dependence and abuse in pain patients; Prescribing of MAT (opioid withdrawal treatment using Suboxone/Methadone); Performing injections for diagnosis, management and treatment of painful conditions; Performing spinal cord stimulator evaluations; and Utilizing of and referring for Whole Health and Integrative Therapies. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.