This Job Announcement is a standing register - Applicant referrals will be made every Friday starting on 11:59 PM (EST) June 23, 2017. Selection may be made at any time during the open period of this announcement.
The incumbent will serve as Urgent Care Department physician; participate in either the back-up Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) schedule or the Urgent Care back up schedule. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of medical care delivered to patients in the Urgent Care Department. Occasionally the incumbent may be required to perform services in the inpatient setting based upon the needs of the Medical Center. The Incumbent will provide emergency coverage in the Urgent Care, until adequate coverage is arranged.
* Maintain an up-to-date schedule which provides appropriate provider coverage in the Urgent Care Department including the back-up urgent care schedule. Educational experiences are also provided to appropriate health care personnel who are involved in Urgent care, (e.g. as medical residents, medical students, Urgent Care Medical Services staff).
* Have experience and competence in management and administration of clinical services in a UCC; Ensure that quality, safety, and appropriateness of emergency care are continually monitored and evaluated.
* Assume responsibility for assessing and making recommendations to the facility's credentialing body related to the qualifications and clinical privileges of Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) physicians.
* Ensure the operation of the UCC is guided by well-established National guidelines and local Veterans Affairs (VA)medical facility policies and procedures, as needed.
* Provide all new staff members working in the UCC with a formal orientation to UCC operating policy and procedures and to the responsibilities of each UCC staff member. Recruit and retain well-qualified UCC.
* Be intimately familiar with and knowledgeable about Emergency Department Integration Software (EDIS), Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS) and Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) measures and establish a culture of quality and safety within the UCC, and ensure compliance.
* Recent substantial experience in provision of Urgent Care practice (recent practice of the full range of Emergency Department or Urgent Care procedures and practices) within the last 2 years, or recent graduation from a training program in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine or other Approved Medical Specialty.
* The incumbent will participate in all required Utilization Management (UM)/Qualify Management (QM) activities relating to the Urgent Care Department to monitor the preadmission screening process and its success in impacting Inter-Qual appropriate inpatient admissions/observation status utilization performance measures.
* Monitor established VA /Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN)/Joint Commission performance measures and goals for the Urgent Care Department (e.g. physician report card), the incumbent will educate providers with group and individual feedback on how to improve and/or sustain achieved success in such metrics/measures.
* The incumbent will work to eliminate wasted efforts/ work/testing in the Urgent Care Department, and develop and/or utilize preexisting patient care protocols , and develop tools to monitor the success of those efforts.
* Monitor overall performance of all Urgent Care providers in the Urgent Care Department and provide performance improvement opportunities and/or interventions as appropriate.; will submit year end performance assessment on all Urgent Care providers; will maintain Urgent Care providers Focused Professional Practice Evaluation/Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation(FPPE/OPPEs); Review and respond to all Urgent Care Electronic Patient Incident Reports (ePIR) and Report of Contacts (ROCs) in a timely manner.
* Assist the Chief of Medicine and Assistant Chief of Medicine in performing administrative duties as needed,at the discretion of the Chief of Medicine
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some evenings and weekends).
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician -Urgent Care Medical Director
* Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
* Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
1. Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
2. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
3. For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
* Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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 or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies are:
o Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
o Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
* English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS:
Staff Physician. None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attending who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Preferred Experience: Recent full time experience in an occupational health program with proven track record of program management. Veteran Affairs experience is preferred. Be board certified/ board eligible by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine, or possess another Medical Specialty Board certification/eligibility, experience and a knowledge base of Emergency Medicine with comparable qualifications as established by the facility credentialing and privileging policy. Have At least 5 years supervisory experience and competence in management and administration of clinical services in a UCC or an ED.
PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation from the following web site: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.
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.
a)Reaching: frequent extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, including retrieval of needed equipment and supplies.
b)Standing: frequently requires the maintenance of an upright position.
c)Walking: frequent moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
d)Lifting: occasional raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
e)Fingers/hands: constant writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands.
f)Talking: constant expression of ideas by means of the spoken word.
g)Hearing: constant perception of sounds at normal range.
h)Repetitive motions: constant substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
i)Vision: constant ability to see near and far, requires depth perception and the ability to distinguish between basic colors and shades of colors.
j)Balancing: constant maintenance of equilibrium.
k) Bending: frequent bending of the body downward and forward.
l)Kneeling: occasional bending of legs at knee.
m) Crouching: occasional bending of the body downward and forward.
n)Pushing: occasional use of the upper extremities, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
o)Pulling: occasional use of the upper extremities, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
p) Grasping: frequently requires the application of pressure.
q) Feeling: frequently requires the perception of attributes of objects.
r)Sitting: frequently requires the maintenance of a seated position.
s)Carrying: occasionally requires the use of upper extremities.
t)Tasting/smelling: occasional exposure to smells that may be strong in nature.
u)Climbing: occasionally requires moving from one place to another on foot.
v)Crawling: occasionally requires bending the body downward.
w) Reflex: Constant ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the day the referral list is pulled for consideration, by the closing date ofFriday, September 08, 2017or by 11:59 PM (EST) on the date an applicant has been chosen, if closed earlier than Friday, September 08, 2017, to receive consideration.
It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to verify that information in your resume and supporting documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible and accurate. You may do so by reviewing your Application Status in USAJOBS, ensuring you have successful fax transmission (if applicable), etc.
The following documents are required. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a finding of "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this opportunity.
1. Your Resume and/or C.V. This must include information including:
a. Experience: starting and ending dates of experience (month and year), hours worked per week and salary information).
b. Education: name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned. (If selected, official transcripts are required)
c. Licenses and/or certificates earned (including the state earned in).
2. Online Assessment Questionnaire (Occupational Questionnaire). Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete this questionnaire. (If you are unable to complete this online see "How to apply section - If you cannot apply online" of this job announcement).
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Disabled Veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit the required documentation as listed on the SF-15 "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference" (example, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that the Veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more). For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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