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. This is an OPEN and CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until 27 December 2021, or, until the position is filled. Applications will first be reviewed 31 May 2021, and every Monday thereafter, until the position is filled, or, the announcement is closed. The sleep specialist is a specialty care physician who is board certified or board eligible in Sleep Medicine. The sleep physician will be involved in daily operations of the Birmingham VA Medical Center's Sleep Service, including sleep medicine clinics, sleep laboratory program, home sleep program, and sleep telehealth program. The full-time sleep physician provides initial evaluation and management for patients with the full spectrum of sleep disorders in-person and via clinical video telemedicine, performs interpretation of diagnostic/therapeutic In-Lab polysomnographic studies, Home Sleep polysomnographic studies, sleep consult management, and other additional duties based on Sleep Service needs. The sleep physician is responsible for assisting the team in the development of an organized approach to sleep disorders, sleep quality improvement initiatives and in the implementation of evidence-based medicine and best practices, thereby resulting in improved patient outcome at decreased cost. The sleep physician will be encouraged to participate in clinical sleep education as part of the VA mission. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates based on the needs of the VA.
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.