The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is seeking a staff physician (in the area of Family Practice or Internal Medicine) for the position of Chief of the Primary Care Service Line. The Primary Care Service line includes PACT teams at the main facility, five CBOCs, Women's Health, Compensation and Pension, Occupational Health, Optometry, Nutrition, Dermatology and Dom Medicine.We are seeking a creative, experienced and dynamic physician leader with strong administrative, interpersonal and organizational skills for the full-time position of Chief of Primary Care (PC). As a key member of the clinical leadership team, the Chief of Primary Careis responsible for the delivery of Primary Care services to over 30,000 Veterans at the Medical Center. They will manage the Full-time and Part-Time physicians and Nurse practitioners delivering outpatient primary care in a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model.The incumbent will be responsible for the full implementation of the PACT model in all Primary Care clinics and work closely with Behavioral Medicine Service to incorporate "Primary Care Mental Health Integration" (PCMHI) staff in each primary care area. TheChief ofPrimary Carewill also serve as a primary care provider for a relevant panel of veterans. This announcement is not intended to cover all the aspects of the duties or responsibilities of this position, as they are dictated by the needs of the Veteran and Clinical service provision. Extensive experience in Internal Medicine or Family Practice with management responsibilities is required. The employee shall participate in activities that are designed to meet all relevant requirements, including those of the Joint Commission and other accrediting agencies.
The incumbent will maintain current Basic Life Support (BCLS) certifications.
Board Certification is preferred.
* Chief, Primary Care Service Line is a management position with responsibilities for all aspects of delivery of care for the department.
* The incumbent is responsible for the overall performance of the Primary Care Service Line.
* Incumbent is expected to carry a small panel size necessary to maintain clinical proficiency as determined by the Chief of Staff.
* He/She is a key member of the clinical leadership team and reports directly to the Chief of Staff.
* The incumbent is responsible to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner. Responsibilities include the complete range of resource management including position management and budgeting.
* The successful candidate should possess excellent leadership skills and should be knowledgeable and proficient with VA Performance Measures and the principles of System Redesign including implementation and promotion of outpatient clinic access and hospital flow.
* Professional training/certification can be in internal medicine or family practice.
* Incumbent promotes an effective mix, coordination and support of clinical care by evaluating current and potential patient needs, clinical workload and resources, and special programs/mandates.
* He/She promotes and evaluates standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities.
Provider is expected to be available during the work week and after hour duties including nights, weekends, and holidays. However, there is no scheduled call schedule for primary care providers.
Administrative functions may include evaluation and approval/disapproval of clinical consultative services for non-VA care, which are shared by the Chief of Staff.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
c. Licensure and Registration
(1) Physicians 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
e. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 found in your local VA Human Resources Office.
f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
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References :VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 2002. VA Handbook 5005 is available in the local Human Resources Office.
Light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hours), standing (4 hours), both leg required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, emotional fatigue, ability to communicate orders.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx. You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- CV or Resume.
- VA Form 10-2850 - Application forPhysicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, and Optometrists(Available at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/job-search/applications.asp (required).
- Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
- 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
- If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).