The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively seeking an experienced physician to serve as a Physician Educator for Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS)in Ann Arbor, MI. NCPS improves the quality of care provided to VA beneficiaries by working with field facilities to reduce medical adverse events and minimize untoward outcomes consequent to medical care.
You will participate in the full range of educational activities and programs of NCPS. These include the Clinical Training Program (CTT), MY Voice Matters, training of field-based patient safety professionals, the Interprofessional Patient Safety Fellowship program and the Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety (CRQS) program.
This position is approved for relocation assistance.
Enjoy competitive pay, regular salary growth, and a very robust federal benefits package consisting of 49 days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 paid annual sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays), a Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) federal pension (5 years' vesting), a 401K type plan called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) with up to 5% in employer contributions, federal health/life/dental/vision/long-term care insurance programs, etc.
Current, full and unrestricted MD or DO license from any US state or territory
Completion of an ACGME or AOA-accredited medical residency
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
English writing and speaking proficiency
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of adult learning, curriculum design, evaluation, and continuing education.
Extensive knowledge and formal training in patient safety and quality improvement.
Experience in teaching health care providers in a variety of settings including lectures and small groups.
Hands on simulation experience leading simulation-based curriculum including development of learning objectives; scenario writing; debriefing; and assessment.
Prior faculty appointments or other academic experiences enabling direct supervision of medical students and residents.
High degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative in patient safety improvement and interest in performance improvement in relation to reducing risk in clinical activities and programs.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills including a demonstrated ability to work with senior clinical and administrative leaders.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: VHA physicians also receive annual physician performance pay providing up to 15% of salary not to exceed $15,000.
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About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.