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Physician - Section Chief of Rheumatology
location icon Salisbury, NC
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Salisbury is a small, historic city located in the heart of the Piedmont area of North Carolina with a moderate climate which enjoys four distinct seasons. Salisbury is a great place to work, live and raise a family. The City of Salisbury boasts 10 National Register Historic Districts with over 1,200 properties. It is located on Interstate 85 only 35 miles from the metropolitan area of Charlotte, and 40 miles from Greensboro, and Winston-Salem NC. Salisbury has grown from a small town to a nice small city of 26,548, and is the county seat of Rowan County. It is also the home of three colleges: Catawba College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Livingstone College.

For more information about the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC please visit the following links:
http://www.visn6.va.gov/
http://www.salisbury.va.gov/

**Recruitment Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified candidates.**
Duties

The Medicine Division at the Salisbury VA Healthcare System in North Carolina is seeking a full-time physician with training, interest, and expertise in Rheumatology to function as Section Chief of the Rheumatology Department. The ideal candidate may be board certified/eligible in Rheumatology.

The physician specialist is to join a multidisciplinary medicine program providing complex inpatient and outpatient care. The incumbent should have leadership skills and motivation to provide oversight of administrative operations, clinical care, and teaching with responsibilities that include the supervision of fellows from Wake Forest University Rheumatology Fellowship Program. The program manages patients with broad spectrum of connective tissue diseases with access to outpatient IV infusion center. The Rheumatology program is highly focused on outcomes and strongly encourages research activity. There are opportunities for leadership in the area of clinical trials.

The Section Chief of Rheumatology has a broad range of authority with the responsibility for setting the direction of the inpatient medical programs, direction and supervision of the Rheumatology staff, maintaining professional standards, maintaining quality control standards, and participating in provider patient care and consultation. The incumbent serves as clinical authority for professional, licensed, and certified hospitalist staff. The incumbent must demonstrate skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives including ensuring that high quality care is provided. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing, monitoring, and implementing clinical practice standards, policies and procedures for Rheumatologists and oversight of the quality assurance process. The Section Chief of Rheumatology will report to the Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine.

Candidates will have academic appointment with Wake Forest University commensurate on the level of experience and interest.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$160,000
$234,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/9/2017

Application Close Date
3/19/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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    • 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.
      • 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.
      • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
      • Physical requirements outlined below.
      Preferred Experience: Board Certification preferred, but not 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.
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    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/19/2018 to receive consideration.

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    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: 1289-10096260-18-HAM

      The Medicine Division at the Salisbury VA Healthcare System in North Carolina is seeking a full-time physician with training, interest, and expertise in Rheumatology to function as Section Chief of the Rheumatology Department. The ideal candidate may be board certified/eligible in Rheumatology.

      The physician specialist is to join a multidisciplinary medicine program providing complex inpatient and outpatient care. The incumbent should have leadership skills and motivation to provide oversight of administrative operations, clinical care, and teaching with responsibilities that include the supervision of fellows from Wake Forest University Rheumatology Fellowship Program. The program manages patients with broad spectrum of connective tissue diseases with access to outpatient IV infusion center. The Rheumatology program is highly focused on outcomes and strongly encourages research activity. There are opportunities for leadership in the area of clinical trials.

      The Section Chief of Rheumatology has a broad range of authority with the responsibility for setting the direction of the inpatient medical programs, direction and supervision of the Rheumatology staff, maintaining professional standards, maintaining quality control standards, and participating in provider patient care and consultation. The incumbent serves as clinical authority for professional, licensed, and certified hospitalist staff. The incumbent must demonstrate skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives including ensuring that high quality care is provided. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing, monitoring, and implementing clinical practice standards, policies and procedures for Rheumatologists and oversight of the quality assurance process. The Section Chief of Rheumatology will report to the Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine.

      Candidates will have academic appointment with Wake Forest University commensurate on the level of experience and interest.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Required