Physician - Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Martinez, California
Internal Number: 657091900
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. 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 (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["**Vacancy is open until 9/30/2022, however, a selection may be made prior to the closing date of the announcement** VANCHCS is seeking an Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatric and Extended Care (ACOS/GEC) Service to join the Chief of Staff and Executive Leadership team in leading the GEC Services provided to our Veterans and fulfilling the VA Mission. The GEC Service includes 4 main Sections: 1) a 120-bed Skilled Nursing Facility (VA Community Living Center) that provides shilled care, rehabilitation, and hospice/ palliative in-patient care; 2) Home & Community Based Care (including Home Based Primary Care, Home Care Coordination, Contract Nursing Homes, Home Health Aide, Adult Day Health Care, Medical Foster Home and Respite); 3) Palliative Care and Hospice, as well as 4) Geriatrics and Dementia Clinics. The ACOS, GEC Service position will provide clinical, academic, and administrative oversight to all Programs under GEC Service. The position is based at the VA Martinez, CA campus, with GEC Services provided throughout Northern California Health Care System, with the main campus being located at Sacramento, CA. The ACOS/GEC will be expected to provide leadership and direction for the GEC service line including providers, clinical leaders, administrative managers, and other supporting staff. The ACOS/GEC is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, managing, and refining a comprehensive patient management, clinical support, and administrative program which provides services through a heavily interdisciplinary program. The ACOS/GEC is responsible for the improved coordination of services, improved customer service, and to provide management oversight in program development and prioritization of projects and alignment of resources. The ACOS/GEC Service oversees all GEC operations at VANCHCS sites; Sacramento (Mather and McClellan), Martinez, Redding, Chico, Yuba City, Mare Island, Fairfield, Yreka, and future sites in Stockton, Sonora, and Modesto. The ACOS, GEC Service reports directly to the Chief of Staff, and will work closely and effectively with the Deputy ACOS/GEC, and with GEC clinical leadership and collaborate with other clinical and administrative leadership to accomplish the goals and mission set forth from Executive Leadership. The ACOS/GEC is expected to manage personal clinic time allocation negotiated with the Chief of Staff. The ACOS/GEC also works closely with Quality Management and is expected to support and be actively involved in systems redesign initiatives, to meet or exceed Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities standards, and to actively work on the establishment on policies and procedures. The VA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. As a member of the VA professional leadership team, the candidate must be knowledgeable in supervisory duties, administrative responsibilities, and provide high quality veteran-centered care within their area of specialty. Our leadership team embodies the blueprint for excellence and is expected to exemplify a strong work ethic, integrity and high-quality standards. Interested applicants should be able to demonstrate similar characteristics. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Approved\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; on-call coverage after hours, weekends and on holidays via tele-health only\nTelework eligible: Yes, ad hoc telework may be available\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.