The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Physician (Deputy Chief of Staff for Primary Care - Community- Based Outpatient Clinics). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2021, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Incentives ~ Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. ~ This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please see information under "Education" for more details. If selectee is currently participating in EDRP, would be eligible for transfer. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME). Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Major Duties and Responsibilities ~ Provide oversight of operations of the seven (7) Community-Based Outpatient Clinics located throughout Mississippi. ~ Participate in the medical, administrative, and management functions of Primary Care Service (CBOC) clinical program. ~ Direct clinical quality assurance, risk management, and peer review activities. ~ Participate in medical staff meetings as required. ~ Demonstrate knowledge of performance measures, data metrics, i.e. Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), etc., and sources of data metrics related to Primary Care. ~ Participate in executive sessions with officials of external agencies to discuss subjects, i.e., performance improvement of clinical measures, etc. ~ Participate and/or conducts monthly strategic meetings involving Primary Care Service executive staff. ~ Direct the Clinical Services work through subordinate supervisors, where applicable. ~ Collaborate with other service chiefs. ~ Provide comprehensive medical care to Veterans, the nature of the cases may range from minor illnesses to those of a very serious nature. ~ Examine patients, makes diagnoses, and administers appropriate treatment. ~Order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures necessary to complete medical facts on the case. ~ Review, develop, update, and maintain Primary Care clinical policies and service agreements based on the applicable facility directives as assigned. ~ Handle Veteran concerns related to clinical matters that are received in-person, telephonically, or through VA Congressional partners. ~ Determine information requirements, procedures/policies to improve customer service responsiveness/efficiency the PC clinical operations. ~ Keep Associate Chief of Staff apprised on the development and integration of specific strategies and outcomes regarding Veteran Centered Care improvements. ~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May Be Offered to Highly Qualified Candidate. Non-Bargaining unit position.
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.