The Alexandria VA Medical Center in Pineville, LA is seeking a full-time Physician (Chief, Primary Care Service). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in Alexandria/Pineville, Louisiana the 'Heart of Louisiana'. Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to the one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized for highly qualified applicants. 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 Major Duties and Responsibilities: - Provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership. - Reports to the Chief of Staff. - Serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and Chief of Staff. - Provides direct patient care. - Attends required meetings. - Monitors and report patient access data. - Manages staff counseling and discipline. - Oversees the professional performance of all individuals in the Service. - Provides assurance of the sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide care, treatment, and service. - Demonstrates commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care delivery. - Demonstrates skill in providing interface with key stakeholders and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). - Brings about strategic change, both within and outside of the organization. - Meets organization's goals. - Leads people toward meeting organization's vision, mission, and goals. - Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilities cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. - Builds coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. -Develops expansive professional network with other organizations. - Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
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