The Chief Medical Officer for the Fredericksburg CBOCs will be responsible for all clinical and administrative functions and will provide leadership, direction, and day-to-day supervision of his/her assigned primary care providers and administrative staff. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program, please see duties for further information. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive authorized for highly qualified applicants. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: American board certified highly recommended Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Incumbent needs to be mobile in that the job requires: sitting, walking, standing, and bending. Work requires trips daily from employee's work-site to other areas throughout the Medical Center ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be available for highly qualified candidates. Clinical Responsibilities (25%)\n- Performs clinical skills required for direct patient care to evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide basic treatment.\n- Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients to include ordering of diagnostic tests, consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. Participates effectively in team meetings, huddles and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.\n- Provides clinical oversight of the clinical care to which assigned.\n- Ensures that medical treatment or care plans consist of current best medical practices and are evidence-based if possible.\n- Evaluates obstacles that may potentially impede healing when recovery of function is slower than expected. These obstacles may include physical, mental, and non-medical issues such as undiagnosed or under-treated conditions, psychological legal, or workplace issues. When obstacles are identified, they should be appropriately documented.\n- When obstacles that involve the patient's health-related employment situation have been identified, appropriate referrals should be made to other clinicians, benefits or claims payers, case managers, occupational health and safety professions, human resources, or workplace supervisor.\n- Ensures the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, OIG, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies. Academic / Training / Administrative (75%):\n- Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives.\n- Provides leadership guidance and consultation to clinic team members.\n- Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting, documentation and coding required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate.\n- May be involved in planning and overseeing the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches.\n- Attends/Facilitates staff meetings, Town Halls, Medical Grand Rounds or other assigned meetings\n- Ensures subordinates are staying UTD and compliant with items such as alerts, RTC orders, encounters, documentation, etc.\n- Works closely with Leadership onsite (Nursing, MH, Pharmacy, etc) to ensure clinic is operating smoothly\n- Preparation of annual proficiency reports.\n- OPPE/FPPE completion and review, per policy.\n- Leave and timecard management and administration\n- Collaboration with Nursing, MHSL, Podiatry, Audiology, and Pharmacy and other PACT leadership in Primary Care to effect clinical operations.\n- Oversight of PACT implementation.\n- Responsible for continuous improvement projects within the Fredericksburg CBOCs.\n- Responsible for Fredericksburg CBOC staff engagement and development.\n- In charge of CBOC operations to include improved access to care, improved efficiency, customer service excellence, self-care & self-management for Veterans, chronic illness management, prevention, & fostering Veteran health & well-being through use of Personal Health Planning. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more\nEDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Weekdays the hours could be between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm. On rare occasions may be asked to cover evenings and weekends"]
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.