The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System is currently seeking a Physician (Assistant Chief Medical Officer) for the operations at the assigned Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), Corpus Christi, Texas. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program within VHA. If selected, please contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov. The Assistant CMO has responsibility for assisting the CMO in clinical, administrative, educational, research aspects, evaluation and management of PACT and PCP operations within the assigned CBOC in order to ensure fidelity to the PACT model, facilitate an environment characterized by collaboration and effective care coordination for care delivered by the program and overall delivery of health care within the facility. The ACMO interprets a wide variety of data and processes data related to program planning and the specialized needs of the Veteran, the service, and the healthcare center. Toward this end, he/she must develop and maintain effective collaborative working relationships across multiple disciplines and services throughout the health care system and the clinic Quad as well as represent Primary Care at the facility, VISN and VACO level as appropriate. At the CBOC level, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the CMO in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures, developing individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating and overseeing PACT operations for the VATVCBHCS. He/she ensures that assigned Physicians are aware of and adhere to all local policies and procedures, VHA Directives, Joint Commission standards, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations. In coordination with the CMO, the incumbent conducts ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing and accreditation bodies. He/she advises leadership on policy implications, key issues, and relationships to both internal and external interest groups, and recommends courses of action. He/she maintains interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals. The Assistant CMO coordinates and negotiates resolutions to complex problems. In conjunction with the CMO, the ACMO may prepare special reports and responses, Congressional responses, briefing papers, issue briefs, and decision papers for the medical center leadership, which may be highly sensitive, confidential, and of a complex nature as requested. The incumbent also provides direct clinical services for a portion of his/her time at Chief of Staff Discretion between 30-50% depending on the number of panels and size of CBOC. In addition to the aforementioned, the Assistant CMO functions as a subject matter expert and leader within the health care system in issues that relate to the PACT operations. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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
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