This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is in search of an energetic, visionary leader to serve as the Deputy Chief of Primary Care. The Incumbent must demonstrate leadership in interpreting and supporting the Medical Center's mission, vision and values, while operating in accordance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Medical Center policies, federal, professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA such as Joint Commission. The incumbent must have sufficient clinical knowledge and experience to monitor and assess clinical competencies and practices; sufficient interpersonal skills to deal harmoniously with a diverse population of internal and external customers; sufficient time management skills to prioritize completion of a high volume workload; and the ability to achieve results in the setting of constrained resources. The major duties of this position include but are not limited to: Taking an active role and provide provider level leadership and guidance for non-traditional care options, and work towards enhancing the use of video and telehealth at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia. Actively participate in Medical Center Committees, workgroups and will provide leadership role in performance improvement initiatives. Collaborate to ensure on-time resolution of patient complaints and concerns received via patient advocacy, congressional office, White House Hotline, OIG and other suspended inquiries for the CBOCS. Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients to include ordering of diagnostic tests, consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings. Makes appropriate care decisions based on evaluations and results. Participates in team meetings and treatment planning conferences. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Documents in the medical record in keeping in with the Bylaws of the Medical Center. Provides clinical oversight of the PACT team to which assigned. Ensures that medical treatment or care plans consist of current best medical practices and are evidence-based if possible. Ensures practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPAA policies. Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. The incumbent recommends appointment and clinical privileges for each member of Primary Care Service and is responsible for ensuring that individuals with clinical privileges competently provide service within the scope of privileges granted. There may be other duties as assigned by the supervisor based on individual competence and organizational needs. Strong administrative and organizational support is available to support the position. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to meet the responsibilities of this position. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized EDRP: Authorized 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.) or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends. Financial Disclosure: Not required
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