Physician-Deputy Associate Chief of Staff- Ambulatory Care- OCA
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Internal Number: 677271900
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. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Preferred Experience: Board eligible or board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. 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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (intermittent); standing (intermittent); hearing (aid permitted); clear speech. The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items like papers or books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be Authorized for highly qualified applicant.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorization\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Jennifer Donnellan, Jennifer.Donnellan@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:- 30%- Will be required to fill in as needed for unexpected leave, vacations, training, and other absences within a Primary Care setting. Privileging should include the ability to perform the following duties: Routine history/physical exams Provide diagnosis Conduct preliminary electrocardiogram interpretation Conduct preliminary routine chest, bone and soft tissue x-ray interpretation Perform simple suture removal on uncomplicated cases Provide provision of treatment including consultation for patients to treat general medical problems Be able to perform, in emergency situations, all procedures necessary to stabilize a patient until definitive therapy can be initiated by appropriately trained practitioners. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES: 70% Serves and collaborates with Health Administrative Service (HAS) and Nursing as a triad model within clinics and demonstrates the ability to appoint and/or build interdisciplinary team members with complementary skills for maximum team effort and success. Assist in leading and supervising the performance of all providers assigned to Ambulatory Care. Specific responsibilities will be to assist in the operational management of Employee/Occupational Health, Compensation and Pension, Provider Float team, Walk-in and the COVID clinic. Contributes to staff growth and development of effective teams and individuals in the team. Supports clinical training and continuing professional development throughout the Primary Care service line with personal/professional development plans and organizational/clinical needs. Ensure that providers possess the necessary skills appropriate to patient care in an outpatient primary care setting. Ensures that all providers maintain continuing education and certifications respective to their role. Oversees the completion of Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE), Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE) for initial hires and providers needing focused evaluation for cause, performance/proficiency evaluations, and pay for performance evaluations for all staff under the incumbent's direct supervision. Develops and implements appropriate policies, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support the HWWVAMC and CBOC operations. Oversight of Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance/Utilization Review and evaluation to ensure that the four dimensions of care are continuously evaluated and improved: Access. Quality of Care, Customer Service/Patient Satisfaction, and Utilization Management/Efficiency of Care. Research problems that impact the quality-of-care delivery. Ensure the ethical and competent practice of the Primary Care Service. Participates in the development of the annual management briefing plan submitted to facility leadership. Support all existing safety and infection control practices relevant to this position. Contributes to and keeps abreast of new safety and ergonomic practices as they are developed. Complies with safety, security, and privacy policies. Ensures that proper clinical coverage is arranged during planned absences and complies with hand-off communication policy. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am - 430pm"]
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.