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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Family Practice Preferred Experience: 2+ Years Supervisory Physician Experience 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: VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Functional Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 lbs, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 1 hour, standing 4 hours, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid may be permitted), emotional stability, Environmental Factors: Radiant energy, Electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working with hands in water, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work. ["The Assistant Chief of Medicine is responsible for the oversight of all clinical and administrative activities, performance improvement activities, and educational programs for Medical Service at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks: Fayetteville, AR Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Fort Smith, Ozark and Harrison, AR; Jay, OK; Springfield, Joplin and Branson, Missouri. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Contact Jennifer Isbell-Gross, the EDRP Coordinator for questions, email@example.com.\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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The purpose of this position is to lead and supervise operations & medical providers in Medical Service, provide oversight for medical practice standards and provide backup cross-coverage of other operations, services & sections. The Assistant Chief of Medicine is a skilled physician, board certified in Internal or Family Medicine and will report to the Chief of Medicine.\nClinical and Administrative Duties include but are not limited to:\nDirects the provision of quality, consistent, coordinated, and timely Medical and specialty care at the parent facility and community-based outpatient clinics.\nOversees the development and implementation of operational clinical programs, policies and procedures that address issues and provide standards relevant to the delivery of Medical care at the parent and community-based outpatient clinics.\nEnsures the implementation of patient and employee safety innovations and redesigns and has overall responsibility for the safety program and action plans in the outpatient clinics.\nIs responsible for making and implementing decisions directly affecting patient care and has the final line authority under the Chief of Medicine.\nParticipates in direct patient care and serves as a role model for peers.\nResponsible for the management and oversight of clinical operations within the clinical services under their responsibility.\nParticipates in activities/committees/board impacting patient care, Veteran access, staff performance and morale.\nProvides backup cross-coverage to managers or clinical staff as required.\nResponsible for establishing/managing/conducting Pay-for-Performance, OPPE, FPPE, and performance evaluations for those under their supervision.\nResponsible for ensuring the staff under their supervision maintain required training/competencies in a timely manner.\nProvides direct patient care in outpatient clinics and/or inpatient wards and will participate in the on-call schedule if required, dependent on qualifications/expertise, and/or the needs of the service line.\nCompletes required training, closure of encounters, billing, electronic view alerts, orders, medication renewals, travel requests, and other assigned tasks timely.\nResponsible for ensuring services are provided in an efficient, high-quality, cost effective manner within the budget allocation.\nResponsible for recruitment, hiring, evaluation, disciplinary, and termination actions for assigned. staff.\nWorks with various stakeholders to ensure policies, procedures, performance goals, strategic plans and initiatives me communicated to staff and implemented.\nManages and plans how services are delivered and contribute to the process of strategic planning, influencing and responding to organizational priorities. Responsible for oversight of the annual Whole Health System Strategic Plan.\nServes as a senior advisor to the Executive Team on compliance and implementation of Medicine Service initiatives.\nReviews, interprets, and effectively uses performance reports benchmark data, budget cost/expenditure documents, staffing, and decision-making.\nContributes to the development, maintenance and enhancement of relations with internal and external entities\nParticipate in local administrative, management, safety, quality assurance, performance, other assigned meetings/committees. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m."]
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.