The Physician (Patient Safety) participates in the full range of educational activities and programs of NCPS. These include the Clinical Team Training Program (CTT), Lessons Learned Program, the Advanced Fellowship in Patient Safety (AFPS) program, the Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety (CRQS) program, and ad-hoc training of field-based patient safety professionals. The Physician (Patient Safety) works as part of multi-disciplinary teams and is involved in varied projects, programs, and initiatives including planning, organizing, leading, performing, and evaluating the complete range of technical, management, scholarly, and communication activities required to accomplish the NCPS mission. Works collaboratively with the Clinical Training Programs team on all operational aspects of the CTT and Lessons Learned programs including development of program content and educational tools critical to its conduct; communication with leaders from prospective new VA Medical Center enrollees; facilitating Learning Sessions in the VA facilities; and follow-up and consultation with participating medical centers. The incumbent must be adept in public speaking and will be expected to independently lead sessions in the CTT and Lessons Learned programs. The Physician (Patient Safety) focuses upon using instructional design methods to develop and deliver an extensive educational portfolio for NCPS. This includes application to the fellows, chief residents, and faculty of the AFPS, the CRQS, and other similar training programs. In this capacity the Physician (Patient Safety) works collaboratively with others to: Perform formal educational problem identification, with general and targeted needs assessments. Define goals and specific educational measurable objectives. Design and implement effective educational strategies that engage the learner using adult learning principles including delivery of virtual didactics, in-person workshops, multi-day face-to-face bootcamps", and other large educational conference sessions. Formal assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of all educational activities including formative and summative qualitative survey review, quotative program metrics review, and delivery of such content to key stakeholders. Engage in scholarly activities related to patient safety and education including implementing educational best practices and staying apprised of medical education literature. Participate in the day to day mentorship of patient safety fellows and residents through either on-site direct interaction or through virtual meetings. The Physician (Patient Safety) may be assigned other duties and responsibilities (which include administrative, clinical, educational, and research components) to include: Performs review and analysis of patient safety events to include full investigation of patient safety concerns marked for national attention which may result in development of patient safety notices, advisories, or alerts. Network and/or facility site visits to identify staff issues and concerns and clinical and administrative deficiencies that contribute potential risks. Drafts and/or works with others to develop papers and documents addressing the contents and implications of the work led by the NCPS and being done throughout the VHA on improving patient safety. Drafts written and oral responses to questions or concerns from internal and external stakeholders, e.g., Veterans Service Organizations, Congressional Offices, GAO, OIG, DoD, etc. Represents the NCPS in conferences conducted by local agencies, state agencies, federal agencies, and private concerns that impact on health care safety or patient safety of any other VA related activity. Represents NCPS by membership and participation in relevant professional societies, committees, and task forces. The Physician (Patient Safety) may perform patient care in his/her area of clinical specialty on a non-interference basis at a VA Medical Center to allow for enhanced insight regarding various operationally based patient safety issues. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.