The Assistant Chief of Primary Care is a leadership position that is responsible for all aspects of primary care delivery and supervision of staff. In conjunction with the Chief of Primary Care and the Chief of Staff, the Assistant Chief of Primary Care will be responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support program. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care provides services and technical counsel as necessary, promoting the development of professional staff within the service through coaching, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging self-assessment and self-improvement; and meeting the care and treatment needs of patients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care should be a forward-thinking physician who embraces Primary Care delivered via a Care Team (PACT/PCMH) model with the ability to manage both local and rural operations maximizing use of virtual technology.
A comprehensive skill set of clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of widespread rural health patient populations. The preferred candidate will have the skills to integrate primary functions in the four urban primary care clinics, a Women's Health Center in the medical center, in a rural community based outreach clinic, a rural outreach clinic, and to coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care must demonstrate knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care is responsible for dedicating up to 50% of professional effort and time to direct patient care or services, with a corresponding patient case load. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care may be required to collaborate with one or more advanced practice nurses or physician assistants may be required to function as the medical officer of the day, and will cover for the Chief of Primary Care and/or the Chief of Staff on other services as needed. Programmatic responsibilities and duties constitute approximately 50% of the employee's time. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care participates in the development of long and short term goals for the Service Line and the organization.
The Assistant Chief of Primary Care may function as advisor to the Chief of Staff, Associate Director, Associate Director for Nursing and Patient Care Services, and Medical Center Director on issues related to provision of direct patient care by service line staff. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care facilitates compliance with standards established by oversight and regulatory entities such as Joint Commission, CARF, OSHA, CAP, OIG, etc. The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics and attributes:
* Administrative and clinical experience
* Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
* Proven leadership skills
* Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies
* Effective management and operations experience
* Board certification
* Experience in physician recruitment and retention
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Internal Medicine and/or Family Practice Board Certified/Eligible.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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.
Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, working inside and outside, working closely with others, working alone, working with hands in water, protracted or irregular hours of work, slippery or uneven walking surfaces.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1951135.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.