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 The Cincinnati VA Medical Center (VAMC) is searching for a full-time Service Chief to fulfill the current staffing needs of our Surgical Service. The Cincinnati VAMC Service Chief will work with other services and center management to determine the needs of our assigned veteran population for services provided by his/her specialty in accordance with the mission of the medical center and the VISN network Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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). Incentives: Possible relocation assistance. Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure RELOCATION EXPENSES MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES: The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. Relocation expenses are authorized for this position, however, Appraised Value Offer (AVO), formerly known as the Guaranteed Home Buy Out (GHBO) program, is NOT authorized. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp. As Service chief, provides effective leadership of the clinical and other staff of Surgical Service on a day-to-day basis. Works cooperatively with other Service Chiefs, medical center management, and both clinical and administrative employees to move the center and network toward achieving their stated mission, goals and objectives in patient care, education, and research. Coordinates the work of each clinical and administrative staff member on Surgical Service so that it is integrated into the work of the service. Ensures that the work of Surgical Service is integrated into the primary functions of the medical center. Coordinates education functions of his/her service with the education programs of the medical center in conjunction with the ACOS for Education. Encourages and supports research efforts at the medical center, whether performed by members of his service of where his/her service's participation is required for success. Develops and implements both service-level and center-level policies and procedures that guide and support the delivery of services by Surgical Service to the rest of the medical center and network. Keeps center management, his/her peers and service staff informed of events and changes in his/her Service, medical school department or medical specialty that may have significant impact on the center operations or mission. Keeps Surgical service staff informed of changes at the medical center that impact on their work and environment. Acts as the liaison between the VA medical center and his/her academic department at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Coordinates the appointment, credentialing, privileging and re-privileging of departmental faculty members assigned to the VA medical center in Staff, WOC, contract, or C&A positions. Keeps his/her department chair and other appropriate department members informed about VA regulations, procedures, events or other Service or VA medical center matters that may have significant impact on his/her medical school department or its faculty members who work at the VA medical center. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial 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.