This position is in the Center for Care and Payment Innovation (CCPI), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Office. CCPI resides within the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL), which also comprises of the Innovation Ecosystem and SimLEARN programs and aligns under the VHA Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (DEAN). 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: Expertise in organizational concepts and administration of multifaceted health care delivery systems; specialty and subspecialty care; educational and improvement principles, programmatic oversight methodologies and evaluation techniques, including statistics, research methodology and program evaluation. Expertise in the development and the implementation of healthcare quality driven best practices and measure development, testing and deployment as it relates to health outcomes. Expert knowledge of patient care combined with the understanding of informatics concepts to assess information and knowledge needs of the health care professionals and patients; characterize, evaluate and refine clinical processes; develop, implement and refine clinical decision support systems; integrate patient-reported outcomes into clinical pathways; and participate in the procurement, customization, implementation, management, evaluation and continuous improvement of clinical information systems. Expert knowledge of and skill in applying value-based program design principles and alternative care delivery and payment models. 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: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. ["The incumbent serves as the Director for Value-Based Care and oversees the Informatic and Analytics section within CCPI. CCPI is responsible for overseeing the implementation and evaluation of care and payment innovation authorized by VA MISSION Act, Section 152. The Director leads a diverse high-level team who is charged with managing data infrastructure, processes and resources required to advance innovative approaches to testing payment and service delivery models that reduce expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished by the department. Duties include, but are not limited to: Overseeing personnel management, strategic administration, and operational planning functions for the CCPI Informatics and Analytics section. Supporting the Executive Director in the development of the mission, vision and strategic priorities for the CCPI program office and directing the execution of those strategic objectives in the Informatics and Analytics section. Providing cross-coverage and performing the delegable duties of the Executive Director during periods of leave and/or absence. Applying clinical data expertise to develop, implement and operate the data and informatics infrastructure required to advance pilot programs and achieve the mandate set forth in MISSION Act Section 152. Managing a broad portfolio of care and payment innovation practices and projects with national impact that focus on service delivery and business model innovation. Serving as the clinical subject matter expert for relevant VHA and non-VHA data and systems and analysis of this information as well as the tools and technology for delivery of management information. Applying clinical data expertise to support the development and evaluation of value-based purchasing and delivery models; ensuring data needs for all aspects of the pilot lifecycle are adequately met for current and future project success. Providing business intelligence (BI) to inform the selection, design, and implementation of CCPI initiatives and supporting the Executive Director and CCPI pilot teams in leveraging tools, technologies, and solutions that enable the various CCPI initiatives. Overseeing integration of expert-level knowledge into comprehensive analyses on the effect of CCPI initiatives on improving access to, and quality, timeliness, and patient satisfaction of care and services while creating cost savings for the Department. Serving as the subject matter expert and technical authority for care and payment delivery models, specializing in research and practice on existing and emerging care and payment structures, processes, and policy. Serving as a subject matter expert on time-driven activity-based costing as the primary cost accounting approach for pilots. Identifying opportunities to develop new programs and strengthen those in existence, recruits highly qualified staff to drive innovation, and establishing internal/external partnerships to support workstreams. Serving as the technical expert in the development and interpretation of new capabilities and guidelines related to data and informatics. Serving as a technical expert in new measure development, testing and deployment as it relates to health outcomes. Serving as an expert on patient reported outcome application and clinical decision support needs for informatics driven solutions. Serving as a key VHA liaison with other federal agencies, specifically Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Office of Management and Budget and Congress. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible schedule: May be available"]
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.