Physician (Director, Data Management and Analytics)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Internal Number: 678736300
The Director for Data Management and Analytics (DMA) position is located within the VHA Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Clinical Informatics and Data Management Office (CIDMO), DMA division. The incumbent leads VA's premier analytical team that drives clinical process improvement associated with informatics implementations. The incumbent will also lead OHI collaborations to design and build out VAs advanced analytical capabilities. 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. Preferred Experience: Principal investigator on federally funded competitive grants that include complex process analysis OR principal investigator on at least one competitively funded grant that prominently features advanced analytics, and at least 5 years of experience as a methodologist on teams focused on methods development for analysis of complex processes with missing data. In last 3 years, a leading role in generating requirements for or developing modern IT platforms for managing and analyzing data. 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: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. ["***This position will be associated with an opportunity for appointment as tenure-track Professor/Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine.*** This role requires a high degree of inventiveness, deep understanding of process analytics, and demonstrated program leadership. Works as a clinical champion to maximize the impact of health informatics services to improve patient outcomes Utilizes data and analytics to inform management of structure, processes, and outcomes Leads translation and development of best analytical practices including analytics DevSecOps for more robust and manageable approaches to construction of algorithms or instances of methods Leads translation and development of new analytical methods for process analytics Engages in mutually beneficial collaborations with innovation partners in academic affiliates, other VA offices, and other organizations Develops effective collaborations with other technical divisions in CIDMO, other VACO offices, the field and OIT for the effective development/acquisition of new clinical IT products and value delivery. Engages in mutually beneficial collaborations with partners in the Department of Energy's national laboratories, Department of Defense (DoD), other government agencies, industry organizations, professional associations, standards organizations, and other healthcare systems Leads, develops, and implements the following DMA plans: Vision and Strategic Plan, Communication Plan, Industry Engagement Plan Employs a value-based performance improvement framework that engages all relevant stakeholders, measures costs and outcomes, and feeds virtuous learning cycles. Develop an evidence base for best informatics practices for the division Develops effective relationships with key clinical leaders and program offices to ensure that they promote the mission of DMA and that DMA best meets their needs Leads product management (buy, build, or configure) of enterprise and health-specific data and analytics IT solutions Work with business and technical leads to integrate data analysts, researchers and informaticists into the management and governance of IT portfolios Work with leads for requirements, data architecture, and informatics in other offices and agencies to enable the most effective analytical capabilities to meet the clinical need Supports investment strategy and governance for data and health information technology by matching BI and research needs to technical platforms and solutions according to an architecturally guided roadmap VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nCompressed Tour: Available\nWork Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm"]
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.