| TheAssociate Chief of Medicine(ACOM) is a member of the MedicineService teamat theVA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), Fresno, CA.The ACOM will report directly to the Chief of Medicine Service and is responsible for the planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the patient care, education and research activities in Medicine Service. He/she is also responsible for the direct supervision of various sections within Medicine Service and makes clinical and administrative decisions, provides patient care, and is actively involved in the decisions that support the management of resources for the VACCHCS. |
Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive healthcare delivery system withinhis/her specialty in coordination with the VHA Mission;
- Function in a collaborative partnership with the Service Chief in carrying out the leadership/management responsibilities and operations of Medicine Service as well as participate in strategic planning;
- Responsible for the oversight of the different sections under supervision and assure those are in compliance with Medicine Service and VHA policy;
- Maintain privileges and practice inhis/her specialty field;
- Ensure high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner;
- Promote the development of healthcare professionals within their sections;
- Participate in the selection of qualified professional staff and ensure that recruitment and hiring meets VA and academic affiliationrequirements;
- Conduct monthly staff meetings in collaboration with the Chief of Medicine;
- Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to review, analyze, and evaluate patient care activities;
- Monitor and track performance measures under Medicine Services scope of practice;
- Monitor and ensure each section's staff are in compliance with VA, Joint Commission and all other pertinent regulations/policies as appropriate;
- Supervise and teach medical residents; and
- Other duties as assigned.
Work schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Will be on-call for patient care, as needed. Basic Requirements:
- 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.
Additional Requirements: This position is part of the academic training program and may be required to have Board Certification in order to have an academic appointment.
Preferred Experience: Leadership experience is preferred. VACCHCS is a highly functioning team unit and this position will be required to collaborate with academic and community partners. Experience in this type of mission critical responsibilities is highly desirable.
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. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (5 hours); standing (4 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; ability to perform rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability. VA 10-2850, "Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors" (Revision June 2006 http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdfOccupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire (if applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting application via fax, you must complete the 1203FX.)
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.
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 1834887.
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.