The Chief- Ambulatory Care will be a full-time 1.0 FTEthatis mainly administrative duties at 80%; however, there will also be a 20% clinical aspect.
The ideal Department Head Ambulatory Care will have knowledge of the VHA system, clinical delivery structures, electronic medical record (CPRS) and experience in administrative matters. This position will provide oversight to the Ambulatory Care department and it many services and staff including PACT, Telehealth and C&P. The Chief will provide direct supervision of all primary care physicians at the Amarillo facility as well as Dalhart and Childress. The position will report directly to the Chief of Staff.
The Chief of Ambulatory Care will act as the point of contact for all physicians, clinical staff and administrative staff assigned to the department. This will include, but not limited to, training, documentation, process workflow and other functionality regarding necessary clinical systems. The Chief will work with staff and physicians to optimize the usage of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals. Will work closely with the PACT nursing staff, administrative staff and other department Service Chiefs. Will serve as a liaison between customers, Information Technology staff and other departments and services. The Chief will work directly with all levels of the organization on projects, committees and teams to meet the overall needs of the Ambulatory Care and the facility.
The Chief will perform variety of clinical tasks and will lead and direct the work of others. Will require knowledge of administrative procedures, quality measurements and regulations related to the practice of medicine.
Additional duties include (but not limited to):
* Oversight of the Primary Care clinic, Telehealth program and C&P program
* Supervision of primary care physicians, mid-levels as assigned and Section Chief of C&P
* Management of the Patient Aligned Care Teams
* Chair of the PACT Core Leadership committee
* Oversight and supervision of providers at designated Community Based Outpatient Clinics
* 20% clinical duties may include coverage, assisting to see new patients that will be
assigned to existing PACT teams and coverage as needed
* Chairing and serving on various committees for the facility
* Quality management reviews and improvement activities
* Staff performance appraisals and competencies
* Recruitment and training for new staff
* Resolves patient concerns/issues/complaints
* Other duties as assigned
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends. Note: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.
Functional Statement Title/#: ACOS- Chief of Ambulatory Care/ Non-BU Basic Requirements:
Preferred Experience: Board certification/ Board Eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine andexperience in hospital administration preferred.
- 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 residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
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:?, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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