Physician (Deputy Chief Medical Officer - Primary Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Internal Number: 627848100
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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferences: ~ Board certification in internal medicine or family medicine. ~ Two years of primary care/family medicine experience. 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. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds. Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Walking one hour. Standing one hour. Kneeling one hour. Repeated bending eight hours.. Both legs required. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors. Environmental Factors: Working alone. Working closely with others. ["This announcement reflects a closing date of September 30, 2022. We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at two-week intervals. The first referral will be two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. If the vacancy is filled prior to the current closing date, the announcement will be closed. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available to highly qualified applicants.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): N/A\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): N/A\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): See details in summary section\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brandilyn.firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement.\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Summary: The Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) applies solid healthcare leadership skills and innovation in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, and evaluating complex clinical and administrative activities. Interfaces with a number of individuals, organizations and groups in order to assure coordination of services and ongoing communication with all stakeholders, consumers, veteran service organizations, VA central office staff, and others. Provides guidance to ensure adherence to standards of professional practice, evaluating care delivery models, establishing clinical programs, business planning, managing healthcare resources, assuring customer satisfaction, improving clinical quality, and implementing evidenced-based clinical care practices. Prepares documents, correspondence and recommendations for the purpose of providing guidance and direction to the field and for decision-making at the highest executive levels. Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality of care provided by the assigned service lines and consolidated programs. Plans, coordinates, and implements quality care through analysis and evaluation of VISN management reports and quality performance metrics. Accomplishes VISN program goals consistent with cost-effective use of resources and consistency with professional standards; Applies resource management techniques in assessment of clinical programs. Consistently strives to achieve financial and operating goals to demonstrate value for resources expended. Provides coverage as the Acting Chief Medical Officer in his/her absence. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; some Saturdays - 7:30 AM- 4 PM or 8 AM to 4:30 PM."]
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.