The Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VlSN 6), HCC Charlotte is actively seeking a well-qualified Medical Director who provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership to help ensure achievement of the Health Care System's clinical and educational goals. He/she reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource to the Chief of Staff regarding operations in the Charlotte Health Care Center (HCC) and the Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment OR Relocation Incentive is authorized for a highly qualified applicant. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Responsibilities: The duties of the Physician - Medical Director HCC Charlotte include but are not limited to: Provides direct patient care on a rotational basis and clinical oversight in: Primary care at Charlotte HCC and Charlotte CBOC, dotted line oversight of all clinical services in the building, and collaboration with all ACOS's and Service Chiefs with staff in building. Plans the provision of services with a patient-centered vision (in alignment with VHA guidelines and policies) to enhance patient education and shared decision making. Establishes a customer-oriented culture and promotes the hiring of persons who demonstrate the VA's iCARE values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence. Serves as lead physician for quality improvement initiatives at Charlotte HCC and CBOC and encourages culture of patient safety and zero harm. Develops a high-reliability organization through direction of the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality-of-care provided by the service. Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality care through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools. Ensures the clinical services' ability to meet standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups and VA Central Office. Facilitates translation of research findings into improved patient outcomes. Under the direction of the Salisbury VA Health Care System's governance structure, collaborates with the Executive Leadership Team and service chiefs in the development and execution of the overall Health Care System strategic and business plan. Collaborates with other Medical Center leaders to develop initiatives and programs in order to ensure coordination of service, reduction of redundancies, and enhancement of cost effectiveness, efficiency and overall productivity. Stays abreast of and educates staff about changing conditions in health care. Manages relationships with academic affiliates and supporting services to maximize efficiency and drive highly reliable operations. Actively participates on committees, task forces, and other groups within the Health Care System and affiliates to assist in policy changes, as needed. Identifies long and short-range needs to formulate proposals for executive level management consideration. Provides leadership in navigating a changing health care delivery environment. Develops an interdisciplinary team of innovative, highly motivated individuals who are continuously striving for excellence in patient care and customer service. Builds partnerships with the community to enhance the Salisbury VA Health Care System goals. Responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, selections, rewards and recognition, training, and problem resolution. Responsible for development and implementation of competencies, providing opportunities for continuing education, peer review, career development and professional enrichment for subordinate employees. Maintains good labor-management relations with the unions to resolve personnel problems, proactively plan for changes to the work environment, and develop a high reliability workforce. Demonstrates leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff in/or beyond the organization/local health care community. Maintains privacy, confidentiality, and security of patient and client data. Protects patient and client data from unauthorized use, including research. Effectively communicates with employees, patients and their families, stakeholders, the executive leadership team, VISN and VACO staff, when required. Develops a network of redundant communication systems to ensure the availability of consultative or technical advice to meet the needs of the organization. Uses problem solving tools to plan and efficiently implement solutions through inclusion of those who are directly involved and/or impacted. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
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