The incumbent works directly with the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) to ensure strategic goals, and all VA initiatives under Primary Care service, clinical and administrative and performance measures for the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), are met. The incumbent will participate in both Medical Center and Primary Care Service level management decisions, decision and policy making and provides program direction to the clinic manager and other assigned personnel in Primary Care. The incumbent may be asked to represent the Associate Chief of Staff in the hospital committees on behalf of the Associate Chief of Staff.
The incumbent will work jointly with the Associate Chief of Nursing Primary Care Service, to assist with the operational management of all Primary Care clinics and the supervision of the clinic Group Practice Chief's. The incumbent will also have supervisory duties of the Women's Health and Compensation and Pension chief. The incumbent will promote and maintain a nurture active positive relationship within the provider teams with the goal of efficient healthcare delivery. The incumbent will provide Primary Care to patients, proportionately adjusted to accommodate administrative responsibilities.
* The incumbent has decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability for the operational issues concerning Primary Care Clinics and services the fall under the Primary Care umbrella. They will collaborate across services to ensure that excellent care is provided to the Veterans that are served in Primary Care.
* Direct supervisory functions over other Staff Physicians in Primary Care service. Overall management of administrative operations in Primary Care Clinics, and performance improvement in Key management indicators such as, access, efficient and effective business operations, and patient satisfaction.
* Other activities include resource oversight, including physical in human resources management, and program management within Primary Care service.
The Deputy Chief Primary Care will collaborate with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated and continuous care to an assigned panel of patient's adjusted to accommodate administrative responsibilities. The incumbent is expected to be attentive to patient education and preventative care, and be able to work well in an interdisciplinary team to provide high-quality primary care. Manages chronic conditions, evaluates and treats inter-current medical conditions.
The incumbent will also perform a variety of disease prevention related activities including gender and age specific screenings, mental health screenings, and health promotion activities including immunizations, weight management and exercise counseling. Will evaluate and treat uncomplicated, mental health disorders, including depression and common addictions, with referrals made to mental health providers for further evaluation and treatment as appropriate. Performs preliminary interpretation of common diagnostic tests including EKG plain x-rays, and other routine diagnostic studies.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Deputy Chief, Primary Care Service
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt.
Supervisory Position: Yes
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not approved
Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized.
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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.Approved schools are:(1)Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.(2)Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.(3)Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
Mustpossess 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by U.S.C. 7402(d)and 7405(f).
Preferred Experience: Prefer experience in seeing patients for disability examinations for determination of service connection and/or disability compensation.
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.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If prior military service, include all copies of your Member 4 DD 214 Form(s) and/or VA Disability Service Connected documentation. If you need to request a copy of your Member 4 DD 214, please access http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/index.html. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf). Veterans eligibility documentation such as DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letters, as appropriate.
Current and prior Federal employees are required to submit most recent SF-50 & the SF-50 that shows specialized experience related to the advertised position.Current employees can retrieve their documents from their eOPF or Human Resources Office. Prior employees can retrieve their documents by accessing http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/.
Copies of all current and unexpired licenses and specialty board certifications.
Please use this checklistto make sure 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onFriday, August 11, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
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.