Associate Chief of Staff for Specialty Care Integrated Clinical Community
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Internal Number: 705830100
The Section Chief of Specialty Medicine will provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the section to maintain clinical and educational excellence, as monitored by various VHA metrics. Ensure subordinate staff compliance with regulations, medical staff by laws, facility policies, Joint Commission standards, performance metrics, and appropriate regulations, including the provider professional evaluation process. 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. Additional Requirement: Service Chief: A Service Chief or Line Manager physician must demonstrate the following: Yes these statements are good (A) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty; (B) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement. Authority: 38 U.S.C 7304, 7402 Preferred Experience: Preferred Experience: Board certification/eligibility in internal medicine; experience as Inpatient Hospitalist & Outpatient General Medicine or Specialty Care Operations; and supervisory/leadership experience. Must be eligible to obtain, qualify for and hold a faculty academic appointment at the Sanford School of Medicine 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 population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18 to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. Sioux Falls VAHCS is an interdisciplinary teaching facility, offering medical, surgical, mental health inpatient services. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, geriatrics, integrative health, and transitional care. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring Veterans and objects may be required. The provider may be exposed to infected Veterans and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situation or operative invasive procedures. The provider may be exposed to Veterans who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The provider must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on Veteran needs. ["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. The Section Chief of Specialty Medicine will provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the section to maintain clinical and educational excellence, as monitored by various VHA metrics. Responsible for supervision of all staff within the section with varying specialties. Ensure subordinate staff compliance with regulations, medical staff by laws, facility policies, Joint Commission standards, performance metrics, and appropriate regulations, including the provider professional evaluation process. Responsible for actively participating in VHA Performance Improvement and Measurement initiatives. Serves as member of multiple facility committees and working groups Attend leadership sessions or conference meetings are required. Develop and monitor quality improvement measures to ensure compliance with Joint Commission and all other regulatory requirements and standards. Oversee, develop and manage both inpatient and outpatient care services in the section to assure continuity of care and operational efficiency. Use advanced clinical knowledge and judgement to promote staff involvement in planning, decision making, and evaluating patient outcomes. Perform clinical duties within the appropriate specialty to include direct patient care and consultation. Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. Provide supervision and education to medical students or residents rotating through the medicine service when applicable. Serves as Acting Chief of Staff as needed and participates in all levels of health care system leadership activities. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however the schedule is subject to change based on patient or facility needs and may include various shifts, weekends, holidays and call. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved 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: 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 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.