This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until August 18, 2022, or until the position is filled. Eligible applications will be considered beginning 3/4/2022, and approximately every 2 weeks after until the position is filled. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting This position establishes a formal informatics leadership presence at the VA San Diego Health Care System (VASDHS). This formal presence ensures that knowledge of informatics is infused throughout the VA health care delivery network, and that health information issues affecting the delivery of care are clearly articulated and raised appropriately for action. The incumbent of this position, as an Informaticist, is the ideal professional to fulfill this critical need, possessing both the requisite information technology (IT) expertise and the clinical perspective. PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS AND EXPERIENCE In depth, expert knowledge of clinical informatics and health care IT. Knowledge of and experience with Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture (VISTA) and the VA's Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) is preferred but not a requirement. Experience functioning at an advanced level of informatics practice encompassing the full range of activities that focus on the methods and technologies of information handling in the delivery of patient care. Ability to accurately identify and analyze prompt solutions to problems in software applications using proper trouble shooting techniques, reporting techniques and support ladders. Skilled at evaluating and making recommendations on planned or proposed clinical software applications and administrative policies. Experience teaching and conducting effective training activities to support software implementation. Experience collaborating with other services in developing and utilizing IT and procedures that impact on patient care. Skilled at developing and implementing standards of practice in the field of IT related to patient care delivery. Ability to assess needs and support others through a leadership role, and in a highly professional, collegial and collaborative manner throughout all levels of the organization. Work Schedule: 7:00am - 3:00pm"]
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.