The following is a description of duties for the incumbent:
Serves as the Director, Rural Health Resource Center - Iowa City (RHRC-IC), with full responsibility for the management of all activities of the center, including studies and analyses, innovative clinical pilot projects, and educational activities.
Oversees the activities of a national resource center, working collaboratively with members of the VA and non-VA medical care and research communities to pursue the goals of the Center.
Speaks frequently in various public settings on the goals and activities of both the RHRC-IC and the wider Office of Rural Health.
Develops policies and programs and evaluates results of clinical interventions for a national level program.
Develops collaborative working agreements, including but not limited to affiliations, memoranda of understanding, contracts, and inter-agency personnel agreements, with other federal, state, and academic medical centers for the purpose of medical care, education, or evaluation.
Coordinates needs assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation of innovative pilot studies and demonstration projects at the three RHRC-IC locations.
Facilitates and participates in the development of innovative pilot projects, studies and analyses, and educational activities or as directed by the Office of Rural Health.
Provides patient care which is consistent with clinical background, training, and current skills, as determined by the local Professional Standards Board.
Work Schedule: Full Time; Hours subject to negotiation at the time of hire.
Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Director, Rural Health Resource Center - Iowa City
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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Demonstrated leadership, clinical, professional, and administrative skills in an academic research setting.
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: This position requires visual acuity; keen hearing (aid permitted); clear, distinctive speech; and manual dexterity. This position requires walking (up to 3 hours), standing (up to 3 hours), stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on employee, environmental, and?,facility needs. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1991957.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.