The North Florida/South Georgia VA Health System (NF/SG VHS) is currently recruiting a full time Physician, Chief Medical Officer. The position is located at The Villages Outpatient Clinic, Florida. Responsibilities The Chief Medical Officer is responsible and accountable for all clinical, administrative, and performance improvement activities in the multi-specialty outpatient clinic. Clinical Assures that each patient presenting for care at the clinic receives quality medical care within the limits and resources of the clinic, obtaining referral to another VA facility if resources are not available. Directs and supervises the clinical activities of the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, administrative support staff and health technicians. The CMO may also have input on the performance of others such as social workers, and nutritionists. Participates in direct patient care and serves as a role model for peers. Consideration is given to the age of the patient as it relates to the ability to understand directions and provides objective self-assessment or any other medical milieu appropriate to the overall treatment plan. Ensures that staffing, space, equipment, and materials, systems and support services are utilized appropriately to meet the needs of the patients served in the outpatient clinic. Ensures that patients receive care in a safe and therapeutic environment. Ensures that the care of each patient in the outpatient clinic is the responsibility of a qualified and appropriately privileged staff physician. Works cooperatively with the Gainesville and Lake City Medical Centers, other multi-specialty outpatient clinics, and community-based outpatient clinics of NF/SGVHS in coordinating care and arranging admissions of patients to their facilities, as well as acting as a conduit for interdisciplinary communication. Administrative Is responsible for enforcement of applicable medical center and outpatient clinic policies, rules and regulations, and medical staff bylaws. Is responsible for meeting the performance improvement requirements of both the Joint Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs, encompassing the information in the outpatient clinic, and for directing, educating, and involving all staff in these areas in the performance improvement process. Completes annual proficiency evaluations of physicians, PAs, APNs, and Nurse Managers, and incorporates provider specific performance improvement data in these appraisals. Participates in the resource allocation process and financial responsibilities for the outpatient clinic. Has overall responsibility for the safety program and action plan in the outpatient clinic. Participates in the following NF/SGVHS committees: Primary Care and Outpatient Clinics Leadership Council, Primary Care - Mental Health Access Meeting, and others as appropriate. Represents the clinic on these committees, promoting the integration of the multi-specialty clinics, community-based outpatient clinics, and hospital services. Administers and enforces all leave policies for the individuals supervised. Utilizes workload statistics and other data to ensure optimum availability of staff to meet patient needs. Anticipates clinic staffing vacancies and needs, interviews and selects candidates. Completes annual performance evaluations on the Administrative Officer and incorporates specific performance improvement data in these appraisals. Arranges for physician coverage to assume the clinical responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer during his/her absence. Education Is responsible for the oversight of all educational programs in the clinic and participates in the educational programs for primary care. Uses results of monitoring and evaluation activities in the clinic and clinic improvement activities, in planning the educational programs for the medical staff. Encourages and supports professional growth of staff by approval of authorized absence for conferences and workshops, in accordance with the prescribed guidelines by Human Resources Management Service and ACOS/Education. Is responsible for orientation of all supervised employees. Ensures that an atmosphere conducive to learning and exchange of ideas is maintained in the clinic in keeping with the mission of the clinic. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: A recruitment/relocation incentive may be considered for highly qualified candidates. A 10K/2 year recruitment incentive has been authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details.
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.