Located within the VHA Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Clinical Informatics and Data Management Office (CIDMO), Health Solutions Management (HSM) Division, the Director for Health Solutions Management (HSM) is responsible for innovative clinical applications that supplement CPRS/VistA and Cerner systems. The Director provides national leadership in promoting new markets for browser-based or embedded products that smoothly work with both CPRS-based and commercial-EHR (Cerner) systems. 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: At least five years of leadership experience in informatics innovation and acquisition of applications that leverage EHR, patient engagement, and analytical platforms that provide clinical decision support. Facility in at least two of solution, segment, or enterprise architectures with the ability to lead conversations with IT leaders for the development of engineering/architectural roadmaps that guide development and acquisition of clinical and technical capabilities. 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 work is sedentary in nature. ["The Director for Health Solutions Management (HSM) Division is responsible for innovative clinical applications that supplement CPRS/VistA and Cerner systems. The Director provides national leadership in promoting new markets for browser-based or embedded products that smoothly work with both CPRS-based and commercial-EHR (Cerner) systems. The incumbent's responsibility is to advance a consistent standard of care across the enterprise by supporting the implementation and maintenance of electronic health record systems and associated systems. It is critical that the incumbent have demonstrated experience in enterprise, solution, and user-experience architecture in a way that minimizes IT-system complicatedness while accommodating clinical complexities and maximizing value. The incumbent will be a leader in rationalizing the enterprise portfolio of clinical IT. Leads product management (buy, build, or configure) of most clinical IT the supplements the VistA and Cerner EHRs Supports investment strategy and governance for health information technology by matching clinical needs to functional capabilities to technical platforms and solutions according to an architecturally guided roadmap Employs a value-based performance improvement framework that engages all relevant stakeholders, measures costs and outcomes, and feeds virtuous learning cycles. Develop an evidence base for best informatics practices for the division Develops appropriate organizational governance and operational practices concerning the management of clinical IT products. These may include policies, directives, handbooks, architectures, roadmaps. Engages in mutually beneficial collaborations with partners in the Department of Defense (DoD), other government agencies, industry organizations, professional associations, standards organizations, and other healthcare systems Interacts with senior VA clinical and technical staff, and represents VHA in briefings, presentations, or discussions on substantive electronic health records interoperability and VA data Leads, co-develops, and implements the following HSM plans: Vision and Strategic Plan, Communication Plan, Industry Engagement Plan 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, 8am - 4:30pm EST"]
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.