The Chief of C&P is responsible for the overall operation, oversight, planning, and management/supervisory controls of the C&P Section. This position provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership of the C&P Section to ensure disability examinations are properly adjudicated and appropriate measures are achieved. The Chief of C&P will be expected to collaborate with other service lines, other VA medical centers, VA Regional Offices, VISN Office, and third-party contractors when C&P disability examinations are required to adjudicate Veterans' claims for disability benefits. This position reports directly to the Associate Director for Operations. . Duties may include but are not limited to: Providing policy, procedures, training, and guidance on the VHA disability C&P examination process. Monitoring and reporting VHA C&P workload and performance to VHA internal stakeholders. Establishing and maintaining a certification program for VHA disability examiners in accordance with VHA Directive 1603, Training and Certification of Clinicians Performing VA Disability Examinations. Overseeing professional and administrative activities within the assigned division including selection, orientation, and continuing education of staff in collaboration with other Physician leaders. Collaborating with VBA to promote efficiency. Collaborating with DoD to provide a seamless transition between military service and VA (e.g. Integrated Disability Examination Service/System (IDES)). Optimization of clinic access and performance metrics. Developing and implementing policies and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes. Assuring that individuals with clinical privileges competently provide service within the scope of privileges granted. Recommending appointment and clinical privileges for each member of the division and others requesting privileges within the division. Areas of responsibility include general medicine and specialty medicine such as but not limited to Orthopedics, Audiology, Dental and Mental Health. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday. 8am - 4:30pm. Adhoc Telework may be made available.
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.