The position of Associate Chief Primary Care is located at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Allentown Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The Associate Chief of Primary Care, in conjunction with the Chief of Primary Care, is responsible to provide leadership, direction and day to day supervision of the primary care providers at the seven (7) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) associated with the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. The incumbent will also work in conjunction with the Nurse Managers at the CBOCs as well as the Group Practice Manager and Social Work and Mental Health Service Chiefs to ensure full implementation of the PACT concept to include comprehensive clinical practice management to integrate mental health and social work functions with those of primary care teams and assist in coordinating Veteran's care with other VA and non-VA entities within and outside of VISN 4.
The Associate Chief of Primary Care reports directly to the Chief of Primary Care Service and provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership for Primary Care Service to ensure achievement of both the clinical and education goals and applicable performance measures. This position will be mapped as 50% clinical time and will manage a small (half size) panel of patients as well as provide expertise in war related illness/injuries through ongoing training. The incumbent will manage the day to day flow for the CBOC PACT team providers and will provide itinerant coverage for those providers. Administrative work comprising the remaining 50% of time will be dedicated to monitoring the achievements of PACT teams by attendance at daily huddles, regular and ongoing interaction with the Group Practice Manager, and participation in academic endeavors, education projects and Quality Improvement projects to include all LEAN activities in Primary Care Service.
Duties include but are not limited to:
-Supervision of: CBOC PACT Team Providers
-Act on behalf ofChief of Primary Careas needed
-Establish efficient primary care practice in a Veteran Centric environment
-Ensure interdisciplinary integration of PACT model
-Monitor PACT workflow; attend daily huddles and regular staff meetings to ensure effective delivery of care
-Safeguard timely access, patient and provider satisfaction in daily clinical practice
-Provide itinerant or surrogate coverage for PACT peers and Compensation and Pension Providers either on site or in the TeleHealth setting as needed
-Provide active leadership for strategic planning and performance improvement initiatives for PACT to include SAIL, Same Day Access and other PACT metrics
-Planning and conducting service meetings at Community Based Outpatient Clinics on regular basis.
-Active and ongoing interaction with ACOS and Group Practice Manager to achieve maximum utilization of Primary Care resources and comprehensive management of Primary Care Teams through development of standard processes for PACT team and related assignments
-Assist in preparation of proficiency reports, OPPE/FPPE updates and feedback, chart reviews, recruitment of providers, Pay for Performance documents, disciplinary actions.
Preceptor for Medical Residents/ Students
-Primary Care Liaison for Graduate Medical Education, providing teaching, direction and assistance for educational requirements
-Participate as member or lead of committees, work groups, process improvement teams as well as development of service line policies and procedures.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am -4:30pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician/000000
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (if applicable). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf). (Required If Applicable).
6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action (Required If Applicable)
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1981496.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.