Employment Type: Full-Time
Recruitment and Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
This announcement establishes a standing register of eligible applicants to be considered for permanent full-time appointments. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral the first Tuesday that the announcement has been announced and then again every Tuesday until the closing date of 02/24/2021.
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The Assistant ACOS for Primary Care is responsible for supporting the ACOS in planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling, and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support/administrative program which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal and administrative requirements relating to the care and treatment of outpatients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner. Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of this widespread urban and rural health patient population, in order to integrate primary care functions among the Medical Center and CBOCs, and coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities. Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Incumbent is responsible for implementing VHA Handbooks, rules, directives, information letters, policies and regulations governing a broad range of administrative aspects of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the medical center.
* The incumbent assists in the development of a formal, systematic performance plan for reviewing, appraising and continuously improving each phase of clinical care, clinical support, administrative activity and coordination between other VA entities (other medical centers, the VISN and VACO) and non-VA entities.
* . Incumbent is responsible for assuring that services provided by this medical center meet the standards set by accrediting agencies which govern the quality of care and the safe delivery of care for this medical center.
* The position responsibilities may include involvement with personnel actions including key subordinates and is responsible for effective labor/employee relations by coordinating with Human Resources.
* The Assistant ACOS for Primary Care is responsible for ensuring compliance with the medical center and other applicable (such as the AMA) Code of Conduct and will take immediate action whenever a possible violation of such codes occurs.
* The operation of this medical center includes educational affiliations with local Universities and sharing agreements with outside entities. The incumbent will support the Service Chief, in work closely with these entities in providing residents and other trainees with the staff support necessary to integrate them into the medical center organization and its patient care programs.
* Provides coverage for patient care duties commensurate with his/her time, providing direct patient care. This work will be 20% of the time, however clinical responsibilities may be adjusted due to service needs.
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM or 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Physician (Assistant Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care)
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Must have a valid state driver's license.
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
* Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
* Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
* For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.
* Licensure and Registration: Physicians 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the state of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
* 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. Approved residencies are:
* Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), OR
* Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OR
* 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.
* English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: The preferred candidate will be well-prepared in Primary Care.
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 position is primarily active, with sedentary activity and some bending, walking and stooping required.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). No online certifications will be accepted.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.