Tour of Duty to be determined by supervisor. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Not Eligible Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases 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 The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is responsible for leading the clinical operations of the VHA National Telestroke Program (NTSP) and is the direct supervisor of the consultant physicians, physicians' assistants and nurse practitioners employed by the program. The incumbent reports to the NTSP Medical Director and has a critical role in implementation of telestroke services nationwide. S/he ensures that excellent, high quality care is provided to Veterans served by the program and is responsible for the quality of care provided by NTSP physicians and other clinical staff. Duties: Manages the neurology consultant team to ensure safe and timely delivery of acute stroke care. Develops and implements call schedule for the NTSP neurology consultants to ensure reliable 24/7/365 operation. Ensures that NTSP policies and treatment protocols are aligned with the VHA Acute Stroke Directive and other VA policies, and with established national acute stroke guidelines. Ensures all policies and procedures related to patient care and safety are adhered to by telestroke neurologists. Monitors telestroke consultant compliance with applicable network, state, and federal mandates. Reviews credentials of attending physicians, and other providers, to validate qualifications. Reviews clinical performance of telestroke program. Identifies and implements strategies to improve service. Conducts chart and peer reviews. Leads quality assurance programs. Provides effective leadership and direction to NTSP on all policies and procedures pertaining to delivery of services, assessment of services, and outcome analysis. Serves as senior advisor and leader of NTSP. The incumbent has direct oversight for related programs and initiatives to include leading the development of criteria and standards for programs and providers; development of clinical practice guideline/protocols to be used in the analysis and management of programs; developing and disseminating policies and clinical guidelines; providing consultative services and input as it relates to data programs such as to the electronic medical record, performance measures, and coding. Creates and maintains an effective leadership system based on clear values and high expectations for the staff and for VHA at large by reviewing the adequacy of existing programs including both redundant programs and gaps in available services and providing information on new developments and technologies and being a source of advice and assistance to program managers and clinicians at field facilities on such issues. This includes ensuring VA I CARE Values are at the core of the work of this office. Coordinates the agency responses to proposed legislation ,audits, investigation on NTSP as well as maintains all Directives, Handbooks, and Information Letters related to NTSP. The incumbent catalyzes and coordinates activities by working with key officials within the VA and Congress as well as across all VHA offices and programs including the Office of Connected Care, Telehealth Services, the Office of Research and Development, the Office of Quality and Performance, Office of Procurement and Logistics, Office of the Medical Inspector, Office of Employee Education, Office of Academic Affiliations, Office of Finance, Office of General Counsel, Office of Information, Office of the DUSHOM, Congressional and Legislative Affairs, other Federal government agencies and stakeholders. Serves as a senior leader in NTSP to the other VHA Central Offices' program offices, network directors, medical center directors, and Departmental organizations outside of VHA. The CMO represents the Under Secretary for Health and VHA with professional associations, the academic community, Veterans Service Organizations, other federal agencies a variety of interdepartmental committees. Work Schedule: TBD
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.