Physician, Assistant Medical Director (Recruitment or Relocation Auth)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Brainerd, Minnesota, Minnesota
Internal Number: 707140000
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: Progressive leadership 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. SUMMARY: The Assistant Primary & Specialty Medicine (PSM) Director supports the department through direct management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations within the service line and works closely with the Director of PSM. Incumbent will work up to 90% administrative and may be expected to perform clinical duties in an outpatient setting. Incumbent will have direct/indirect supervision of physicians and mid-level providers at the Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) and may include those stationed at the St Cloud, Alexandria and Montevideo locations. Duties include the following and is not limited: Coordinates work schedules and responsibility for clinical performance measures Optimizes resources in the care delivery model within the service line and facility Participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance and other assignments/meetings or committees Ensures operational issues/problems are resolved timely, logically and with clear resolution Works effectively within a team environment Exceptional flexibility/adaptability at managing multiple administrative and/or clinical tasks Demonstrates creativity and innovative decisions in operations Actively participates in performance improvement activities, Strategic Planning and regularly scheduled staff meetings Facilitates communication amongst staff and leadership both within VA and it's external partners Maintains functional statements/position descriptions Establishes/manages/conducts/communicates Service Line Pay for Performance program for physicians Works closely with Human Resources to support positive and negative employee actions Oversees work schedules to ensure adequate coverage given planned leave and contingency plan for unexpected absences Reviews, interprets and effectively uses performance reports, benchmark data, budget cost and staffing for decision making/recommendations Monitors and addresses open encounters, consult management/resolution, documentation/notes and other areas for process improvements Reviews/performs/provides duties and responsibilities of an internal medicine or family practice physician Interprets and supports the VISN mission, vision and values in accordance with VHA, VISN and facility policies. Adheres Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. Provides accurate, concise and timely documentation of care in the electronic medical record - Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS)Patient-centered, compassionate, appropriate and effective care Demonstrates knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, social sciences and apply to setting Utilizes scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate and improve patient care Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain professional relationships Commits to continuous professional development, ethical practice and sensitivity to diversity Orientation rotations for program trainees (to include residents and students)Continuing education is maintained for all staff Builds and environment where research is valued Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 0800-1630; 80 hours per pay period (every two weeks) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not Eligible Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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: Only 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.