The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA-BHHCS) is seeking a Chief to lead the PACT (Patient Aligned Care Teams) Primary Care Outpatient services. This service encompasses provision of medical care in the outpatient clinics at Fort Meade, Hot Springs, and Rapid City. The section chief will be responsible for direct supervision and oversight of approximately 10-20 licensed independent practitioners. The section chief is expected to enhance the capacity and operational quality of the PACT program to fulfill our commitment to provide Veterans with high quality health care services. It is anticipated that the future Chief will be enthusiastic about systems improvements, possess a high degree of work ethic and bring a track record of leadership in clinical/education enterprises and experience in implementations of programmatic initiatives. Experience in the medical home model of care, (PACT model), is highly desirable. The Chief reports to the Associate Chief of Staff for the Primary Care and Specialty Medicine service line, and works in collaboration with the other section chiefs.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Section Chief is responsible for clinical supervision and leadership of clinical providers assigned to the PACT clinics and specialty medicine clinics. He/she is also required to be a clinical leader and provider with experience in assessing clinical competence and current best practices.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
* Assumes 20% clinical and 80% administrative roles.
*Interviews and examines patients, reviews past medical history and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to provide total patient care including prevention.
*Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatments or arranges for specialized care or patient referrals as required.
*Reviews patient medications, diet, therapy course, adherence to management plan and patient observations, instructs and counsels patients, modifies regimen as required.
*Works closely with allied health professionals to utilize and coordinate the services of other Health Care Professionals in the management of the patients' medical, psychological and social problems.
*He/she will work collaboratively with the nurse managers and clerical support staff without direct supervisory responsibilities.
*Provides leadership in the implementation, operational execution, on-going monitoring and reporting national and institutional initiatives focused on improving performance processes and improving quality of care.
*Recruitment, retention, mentoring, and disciplinary activities for professional staff.
*Ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements (e.g. Joint Commission, Inspector General, and other external agencies).
*Reviews clinical staff performance to ensure quality of care and efficient use of resources.
*Maintains clinical activity by full participation in departmental clinical workload.
Work Schedule: Day tour with expectations of some extended hours.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
Preferred Experience: Preference will be given to candidates who are board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local HumanResources Office.
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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
Please use thischecklist to make sure 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.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Applicants must submit the following documents
1. A Completed VA Form 10-2850 - Application forPhysicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors - MUST BE CURRENT, SIGNED AND DATED.
2. CV or Resume.
3.Copy of your transcripts (unofficial acceptable) or copy of diplomasfrom the institution from which you received your PA degree.
4. Occupational Questionnaire,online completion recommended.
5.Ifprior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must submit their Letter of Disability and also complete and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_%20fill/SF15.pdf ).
6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action (required).
Veteran's 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 theOccupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided.A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicatingcharacter 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 ofservice(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 1914942.
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.