Physician - Chief of Quality Safety and Value (QSV) with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple, Texas
Internal Number: 700432100
The Chief, Quality Safety Value (C-QSV) executes leadership that is characterized by substantial responsibility and accountability for quality, continuous improvement and readiness through an integrated program that crosses service and/or discipline lines. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. 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. Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure and Registration: 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: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR 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. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Board certification in the specialty area Minimum of 3 years leadership or supervisory experience Minimum of 3 years quality experience Certified professional in healthcare quality Experience with accreditation standards from oversight bodies and patient safety activities 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: Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Walking (4-8hrs); Standing (4-8hrs); Both legs required; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted). ["CTVHCS is in the process of making a cultural change, shifting from a disease-focused approach to a health and wellbeing approach, in order to implement the Whole Health System of Care. This is a VA-wide initiative to provide a comprehensive and systematic approach to improve healthcare delivery at all stages of Veteran care. This entails moving from an episodic, \"siloed\" approach to an interdisciplinary, holistic approach, emphasizing self-care in the larger context of well-being. All staff in this facility will be part of this process, shifting the focus from the question, \"What's the matter with you?\" to the question, \"What matters to you, and how can we help you live your best life?\" This strategy also involves integrating a full range of conventional approaches with Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) approaches in order to optimize lifelong health and well-being, as defined by the Veteran, rather than narrowly focusing on disease management. The Chief of Quality, Safety and Value is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to develop, implement, refine, and maintain a comprehensive Quality Management review program. This is hospital-wide to evaluate the quality of patient care as well as the appropriateness and timeliness of the service provided. Other responsibilities include representation at medical center and care line committees, as well as, program planning, data analysis, and writing formal reports related to the overall facility performance. Functions in an advisory capacity to administration in evaluating proposed changes as they relate to patient care. In addition, the incumbent coordinates and provides consultation on issues related to personnel, budget and forecast projections. Participates with leaders from the governing body, management, and clerical staff in upholding the hospital mission, vision, value and strategic plan. Interacts with the community as needed on behalf of the medical center. Uses an analytical framework to create an environment that facilitates the delivery of care. Coordinates and evaluates integrated programs or demonstrates clinical excellence. Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact patients and staff in or beyond the organization and the local health care community. Assumes a leadership role in resolving highly complex ethical issues that have an impact upon the health care delivery system and/or the consumer within the organization and/or the community. Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with professional standards and within the mission and the goals of the organization to improve the cost-effective use of resources. Develops staff for career progressions. Forecasts new knowledge needs for changing practice environments/population groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to meet those needs. Implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies and applicable regulations. Demonstrates leadership in developing productive working relationships with groups in other programs, services, academic settings, and community settings. Contributes to the professional growth and development of colleagues and other health care providers at the local, state, regional, or national level. Provides leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care in diverse or complex programs. Collaborates with staff, other disciplines, faculty, and peers in developing, conducting, and evaluating research activities and programs. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment incentive authorized for hires new to Federal Service. Relocation incentive authorized for current Federal employees who move more than 50 miles from current address. 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-16:30pm"]
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.