Physician- Supervisory Care in the Community (CITC) Clinical Director
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah
Internal Number: 746580800
This position provides leadership to the Salt Lake City VA Health Care Systems Care in the Community programs. The incumbent oversees, supports and ensures the continuation of the Care in the Community programs and advocates for the Care in the Community model with the Salt Lake City VA leadership, the medical community, and academic affiliates. 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: Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical exam. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Relocation Incentive: Authorized 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 Supervisory Care in the Community Clinical Director Duties: - Provides leadership to the VASLCHCS Care in the Community as well as for the implementation of the reduction of Care in the Community within VASLCHCS and across VISN 19. - Occupies the lead management and supervisory role within Care in the Community; each member of the staff has a reporting relationship either directly to, or through their line supervisor to the Service Chief. - Is accountable for all human, equipment and financial resources used, directly and indirectly - Oversees, supports and ensures the continuation of the Care in the Community programs - Participates in the development of, and makes final decisions about, the annual 4Cast business plan submitted to facility leadership. The plan should identify the WHS mission, goals, objectives and strategies together with related resource implications. The business plan should also take cognizance of and be consistent with VASLCHCS's overall strategic business direction. - Develops the Care in the Community annual 4Cast based on quality, activity, and financial information and projections. - Develops and implements measures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the designated areas of responsibility. - Advocates for the Care in the Community, the Care in the Community model of with VASLCHCS leadership, the medical community, and academic affiliates. - Creates and maintains strategic partnerships with VHASLCHCS program directors and service chiefs. - Provides strategic clinical input and ensures effective advice to the Chief of Staff and VASLCHCS Executive Team regarding implementation of Care in the Community. - Creates strategic partnerships with community organizations to wellness and Care in the Community offerings are available to Veterans in various community venues. - Participates in Care in the Community team meetings as appropriate. - Ensures the promotion and development of utilization and outcome measures to enable the Director and facility leadership to monitor Care in the Community program-level and individual performance and outcome metrics. - Keeps the Care in the Community team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards. - Supports clinical training and continuing professional development throughout the Care in the Community service line with personal/professional development plans and organizational/clinical needs. - Is readily available to consult with Care in the Community team members for collaboration when medical, mental health or other problems arise. - Collaborates with other facility Care in the Community Directors, VISN 19 leadership, and VA Central Office on program development issues. - Ensures that a robust education program is developed and maintained to educate multidisciplinary health care trainees on the Care in the Community model of care. Assists with the planning and directing the educational and clinical experience of trainees assigned to the Care in the Community - Medical/Clinical Knowledge-Maintains board certification (if board certified), meets CME requirements, and participates in resident/student training - Systems-Based Practice-Complies with safety, security, and privacy policies, arranges proper clinical coverage during planned absences, and complies with hand-off communication policy. - Professionalism- Participates in peer reviews/committees, and absence of validated disruptive or unprofessional Behavior. - Interpersonal & Communication Skills- Electronic medical record entries are appropriate in tone and content. Provides appropriate consultative evaluation, treatment, and/or follow-up recommendations. - Practice Based Learning & Improvement- Participates in work groups, committees, or departmental learning activities, and remains abreast of medical advances in his/her area of expertise and incorporates this information to deliver care that meets contemporary standards of care Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, negotiable on hire."]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.