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. Full time staff physician position in academically oriented Hematology/Oncology Section at the VA Long Beach Health Care System, Long Beach, CA. The VALB is a major affiliate of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with fully integrated fellowship and residency programs in Internal Medicine. Staff physicians at VALB have affiliate faculty appointments at UCI. VALB is an affiliate member of SWOG and of the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCI, and has a cancer clinical trials program. VALB is also one of only 20 VAs in the country (and one of only 4 on the West Coast) to be awarded a VA L-POP (Lung Precision Oncology Program) grant to develop a large "hub-and-spoke" lung cancer screening and clinical trials program in Southern California and Nevada. Scholarly candidates with clinical/translational/basic research interests in any area of hematology or oncology are particularly encouraged to apply. Major responsibilities and duties of the position include but are not limited to: Direct, high quality patient care with particular emphasis on the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team Didactic and bedside teaching Supervision of medical students, residents and Hematology/Oncology fellows Active participation in the conduct of clinical trials Supervision of fellows, adherence to quality measures and academic and research collaboration with the Hematology/Oncology Division and NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCI Preferred Criteria/Experience: Residency in Internal Medicine Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in an ACGME accredited training program. (Candidates in the final year of their fellowship are eligible to apply, provided they will complete their fellowship before joining this position). ABIM Board eligibility/certification in Hematology and Medical Oncology. Demonstrated interest in teaching, recognition from trainees and/or awards for teaching. Scholarly activities including research interests (clinical, translational or basic science) in any area of Hematology or Oncology. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available to highly qualified candidate(s) Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): PCS Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes Telework: Not eligible Compressed/Flex Schedule: Not available Virtual: Not a virtual position 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
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