Early-Career Clinician Investigator in General Internal Medicine
VA Portland Health Care System
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Salary: $220,000 - $243,000
Health Care System
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered.
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)
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
Internal Number: 001
The Section of General Medicine at VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is looking for an early-career Clinician-Investigator general internist to join a vibrant group of clinical and health services researchers with interdisciplinary and cross institution collaborations. All areas of research relevant to general internal medicine are welcome, including health services research, systematic review and evidence synthesis, quality improvement, health disparities, mental health, chronic illness management, patient-centered care, comparative effectiveness, clinical epidemiology, and public health. Successful candidates will be eligible for an academic appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
VAPORHCS is a 240-bed tertiary acute care hospital and referral center for VISN 20 in the VA system, including Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Alaska. VAPORHCS is the major affiliate teaching and research hospital for OHSU. Hired physicians will join a dynamic, highly collaborative group of clinicians, educators, and researchers and will be included as core investigators in the multidisciplinary Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC), a VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN). The research community also includes the Veterans Rural Health Research Center, Coordinating Center for the VA HSR&D Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP), Scientific Resource Center (SRC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) program, and Cochrane US West. Our academic affiliate, OHSU, is home to the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), a NIH funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, Center for Health System Effectiveness, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (OPRN) among others. Our researchers have expertise in systematic reviews, addiction medicine, mental health, and delivery of primary care and a broad array of research methods
The scope of clinical practice may include our academic primary care clinic and/or inpatient wards, as well as oversight of the education and training of residents and medical students in the inpatient or outpatient setting.
We value a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to be an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate against applicants based on any protected class status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.
We offer a competitive salary and robust benefits package including vacation, parental, sick, and military leave; paid holidays; health and life insurance; Thrift Savings Plan (401K); flexible spending accounts; educational loan forgiveness; and health savings accounts. Applicants must be US citizens and board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine. This position may require a pre-employment physical and drug test. The United States government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining their experience in research and clinical practice and their current short and long term career goals to Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD at email@example.com.
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
Subject to background/security investigation.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
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.
The Portland VA Health Care system is a 240-bed tertiary acute care hospital and referral center for VISN 20 in the VA system, including Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Alaska. VAPORHCS is the major affiliate teaching and research hospital for OHSU.Hired physicians investigators will join a dynamic, highly collaborative group of clinicians, educators and researchers, and will be included as core investigators in the multidisciplinary Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC), a VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN). The academic community includes the Veterans Rural Health Research Center, Coordinating Center for the VA HSR&D Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP), Scientific Resource Center (SRC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) program, and Cochrane US West. Our academic affiliate, OHSU, is home to the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), a NIH funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, Center for Health System Effectiveness, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (OPRN) among others.