Physician (Chief Medical Officer)

Employer
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 16, 2019
Closes
Jan 24, 2019
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
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This leader can effectively communicate both programmatic successes, challenges, and advocate for necessary resources. Relocation/Recruitment incentives are authorized. This is an open continuous announcement, the intitial screening of applications will occur Thursday, December 6th and every two weeks thereafter. The incumbent serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Veterans Integrated Service Network 9 (VISN 9) of the Veterans Health Administration. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9) is an integrated health care delivery system comprised of five complexity Level-1 Joint Commission accredited medical centers, fifty Community Based Outpatient Clinic, and three Community Living Centers that serve more than 365,000 enrolled Veterans residing in Kentucky, Tennessee, and parts of Indiana, Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas, and Mississippi. VISN 9 delivers health care services through a network of community-based and home care services, linked access points, medical centers and clinics. VISN programs are coordinated with those of other VISNs located throughout the county. A Headquarters in Washington, DC, provides policy development and support to VISN operations. The Chief Medical Officer reports to the VISN Director and serves as the VISN officer responsible for clinical operations. As such, he/she functions as a member of the senior management team, applying solid health care administration skills and innovation to ensure that resources are directed toward providing high quality, cost effective care. Service delivery is provided in concert with the highest professional standards and in keeping with best practices of the health care industry. Chief Medical officers interface with many individuals, organizations and groups to assure coordination of services and ongoing communication with key internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, the Chief Medical officer provides direct interface between the VISN and academic affiliates, serving to coordinate local academic partnerships with professional schools throughout the VISN. Interface is also provided with consumers, Veterans service organizations, Headquarters staff offices, Congressional members, Veterans Affairs committee staff and others influencing, or influenced by, the VISN. United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy Designated and/or random drug testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Must pass pre-employment physical examination Qualifications 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: (1) Additional academic achievement such as a Masters in Business or Healthcare; Bachelors Degree in Business or Healthcare; (2) 3 or more years as a Chief of Staff, Healthcare Administrator, Healthcare Program Manager, or Health information Officer (3) Lead the successful design and implementation of clinical protocols (4) Provide an experienced, clinical perspective to project workgroups & identify and engage other clinicians where necessary to augment own area(s) of subject matter expertise. Champion the roll-out and transformative use of a regional population health management system with an emphasis on clinical change management.(5) Facilitate the development of relationships with network partner providers to effectively implement evidence-based clinical protocols and pathways. Requires the ability to collaborate, listen, and persuade others in executing strategic initiatives. 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: Applicant must meet the physical standards established for this position. The physical requirements for this position may include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); Reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; hearing aid permitted; mental and emotional stability required. Please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019 for more information. VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period). This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, resume, CV, and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload CV as resume document type): Cover Letter DD-214 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) OF-306 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS Other Veterans Document Resume SF-15 SF-50 Transcript Resume 1. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: ?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. 2. Resume - include: contact information; descriptions of jobs, including name and address of employer, job title, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of degree earned; and other information, such as licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must sufficiently detail the level of the experience. If the position is (was) with the Federal government, either military or civilian, state series and grade or pay grade (rank) and date of last promotion. (required) 3. Responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (required) 4. If currently employed in the federal system, include latest SF-50 -Notification of Personnel Action. If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, ""Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade. If stated as "required" in the "Required Documents" section of the announcement, provide a copy of your most recent signed Performance Appraisal (typically this will be the previous fiscal year's appraisal).(Required) 5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at ). The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. A career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/01/2019 to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 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