The El Paso VA Health Care System, El Paso, Texas is seeking for a Podiatrist (Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care Service). 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. Applicants must possess a doctor of podiatric medicine, or its equivalent, from a school of podiatric medicine approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Approved schools are United States schools of podiatric medicine approved by the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association in the year in which the degree was granted. Residency Training. Podiatrist must have completed residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. VA Podiatrists involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status. Approved residencies are: Approved residencies are:(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or Other residencies and training experiences, or their equivalents, which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. Licensure or Registration. Applicants must possess a 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Internal/Family Medicine Experience providing developing and deploying educational and training programs, resources, and services. Experience with processes and documentation associated with appointing nursing and associated health trainees. Experience with the management of associated health trainee funding. Experience with establishing and executing affiliation agreements, MOUs, and program letters of agreement (PLAs). Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-4 Podiatrist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Use of fingers; Walking (4-6hours); Standing (4-6hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["The Chief Medical Officer (Primary Care) provides leadership to staff physicians, nurses, licensed independent practitioners, technicians, and administrative personnel assigned to the service and works in a directive and consultative manner with the team to ensure quality care in the most appropriate and cost-effective manner. Actively manages the overall operation of the service, to include determining long and short-range goals, developing implementation plans for achieving goals, determining changes required in program emphasis and direction, and service mix/addition of new services. Reviews and evaluates programs to ensure they are compatible with VA priorities and makes programmatic changes as required to ensure strategic alignment. Serves or designates members to sit on various committees. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: The CMO, Primary Care is responsible for PACTs practicing under the auspices of Primary Care Services. Providing leadership that endorses, supports, and promotes PACTs for delivery of comprehensive Primary care to Veterans. Ensuring all PACTs are configured in PCMM and all Veterans receiving Primary care are assigned to PACTs. Determining whether PACT staffing is sufficient to provide comprehensive Primary care to all patients assigned to PACTs and submit staffing needs to the clinical executive(s) responsible for staffing decisions. Overseeing and approving assignment and reassignment of teamlet members. This will include appropriate, timely and equitable staffing for holiday leave schedules to maintain staffing at a level appropriate for patient care needs. Collaborating among services to establish coordinated service delivery processes for patients assigned to PACTs. Establishing Service Agreements with appropriate services when necessary and per VHA Directive 2008-056, VHA Consult Policy. Collaborating among services to develop and implement plans that ensure all eligible patients assigned to PACTs are offered clinically appropriate, coordinated health care services that achieve VHA established health care performance and quality metrics related to clinical quality. Ensuring that PACTs provide timely access for in person visits, VA Video Connect (VVC) visits, telephone care, and secure messaging. Ensuring that PCPs and RNCMs, or their designated covering staff, provide same-day access (unless it is too late in the day) for in person encounters, VVC encounters and telephone encounters. Collaborating with Quality Management Officers to develop and implement systematic quality improvement processes for team development that incorporate soliciting and analyzing patient input regarding patients' experiences with PACTs. Establishing a facility plan for population management activities, ensuring appropriate data is made available to PACT staff and PACT staff is appropriately trained to use available data. Collaborating among services to ensure population management plans provide comprehensive, coordinated care to Veterans. Population management activities include discipline-specific health conditions. Ensuring PACT staff is appropriately trained. Supporting development and implementation of systematized (e.g., electronic), standardized, protocols for PACT operation management processes (e.g., pre-visit reminder calls, post-hospitalization follow-up calls, recall scheduling procedures, same day access rapid evaluation processes, new patient orientation) and customized clinical care delivery processes (e.g., RNCM protocols for chronic disease management). Ensuring PACT staff use formal and informal communications that are respectful, effective, timely, and bidirectional with all team members (including the patient and personal support persons) and specialty care providers to convey significant, clinically relevant information for the care of the patient. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards."]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.