The Physician Lead is part of the management team of the Primary Care reporting to the Chief of Primary Care. Duties include but are not limitedto the following:
responsible for the medical care provided within Primary Care includingparticipation in strategic and operational planning, establishing workload targets, reviewing staffing and resource utilization, and the development of overall policies governing the provision of Primary Care services, to include disciplinary action when necessary
responsible for overseeing the quality of medical care being provided by clinic providers, care provided to ancillary services such as Specialty Care and NVCC, and actively participating in primary care committees and meetings
responsible for evaluations of the medical staff performance in coordination with the Chief of Primary Care
engaged in direct patient care duties in an outpatient clinic setting overseeing his/her own patient panel
will take part in continuing medical education, at a minimum as defined by the licensure, and other quality assurance and medical staff activities as assigned
general duties include evaluation diagnosis, admission, and provision of treatment or consultative services to patients presenting with ambulatory care or general medical needs within the definitions of the American Internal Board of Medicine
will have one half day per week of administrative time to work on policies and procedures, administrator duties, operational planning, and responding to view alerts for absent providers.
Professional Standards: The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the Physician Lead's contact with patients, peers, other employees, and the public.
Work Schedule: generally M-F8am - 4:30pm - additional hours as necessary
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.
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. (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 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 (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association approved post-graduate residency in medicine or the equivalent, be board-certified by the American Board of Internal or Family Medicine. Previous supervisory or managerial experience.
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:?, A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other(10-2850) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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 1971407.
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.