Physician- Associate Chief of Staff for Specialty Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming, Wyoming
Internal Number: 722997400
The ACOS of Specialty Care is responsible for defining the mission and vision of the Specialty Care Service Line which includes a large array of care services delivered in multiple departments including Inpatient Medicine, Specialty Care, Primary Care (at the main facility and within the Community Based Outpatient Clinics), Cardio-Pulmonary, Employee Health, Whole Health and Resident Education. The incumbent is responsible for operational oversight of the entire Specialty Care Service Line. 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. Additional Requirement: Be a graduate of an ACGME or AOA accredited residency in a medical area of practice and hold a current and unrestricted U.S. state or territory medical license. Preferred Experience: VA 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. Light lifting (under 15lbs), light carrying (under 15lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability. ["Wyoming's Jewel, Sheridan's fabled western history and dramatic mountain vistas meet new west comfort and the serenity of wide-open spaces. Providing history with a view - from Main Street to the magnificent backdrop of the Bighorn Mountains - Sheridan offers modern hospitality with old west charm. The Bighorn Mountains offer some of the finest recreation opportunities in the nation, and there's no lack for options when it comes to hiking - there are more than 1,500 miles of trails across the entirety of the range. You could set out on a multi-day expedition into the backcountry of the Cloud Peak Wilderness, or take a casual stroll on a well-maintained walking path only a few miles from downtown - Sheridan County has hikes for all skill and experience levels. Sheridan boasts 46 buildings that have been included on the National Registry of Historic Places. Historic Downtown is home to dozens of unique shops, restaurants, galleries and cafes, and some of the Mountain West's most legendary watering holes. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized to highly qualified candidates. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The ACOS of Medicine is responsible for defining the mission and vision of the Medicine Service Line which includes a large array of care services delivered in multiple departments including Inpatient Medicine, Urgent Care, Specialty Care, Primary Care (at the main facility and within the Community Based Outpatient Clinics), Telehealth, Cardio-Pulmonary, Employee Health, Whole Health and Resident Education. The incumbent is responsible for operational oversight of the entire Medicine Service Line. The incumbent is responsible for developing the scope of practice for employees assigned, designing plans of care, and assuring implementation of quality improvement measures along with developing action plans to meet performance measures. The incumbent designates service priorities and objectives, supervises programs, and evaluates the performance of subordinate staff. The ACOS makes independent, professional decisions and recommendations with infrequent recourse to supervisory guidance. The incumbent serves as the liaison to other Service Lines, facilities, VISN offices, VHA Central Office, other government agencies, and the community. The incumbent is responsible for advising management of specific clinical or administrative issues within the Medicine Service Line and within the Medical Center. The position serves as a consultant and advisor to subordinates, peers, and administration. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.