The Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center is seeking a well-qualified full-time Physician with innovative leadership skills and good interpersonal skills to join the Marion VA Medical Center as Chief of Medicine Service. The Service Chief will assume clinical and administrative responsibilities and demonstrate positive team spirit. The Physician will be granted clinical privileges as a licensed independent practitioner in the applicable medical specialty. The Chief, Medicine Service reports to and serves as the principle advisor to the Chief of Staff (COS) in all Medicine Service professional, clinical, administrative, and quality performance matters. The duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
*Monitoring and ensuring that Medicine Service compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws,facility policies, Joint Commission (JC) standards, and other regulations.
*Overseeing professional and administrative activities within the assigned division including selection,
orientation and continuing education of staff in collaboration with other Physician leaders.
*Assisting in coordination of program development to strengthen Medicine Service clinical programs and operational issues; and advise the Chief of Staff about the adequacy and appropriateness of the organization's scope of services and its professional and support staff.
*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.
*Serving on the Clinical Executive Committee and Chairs the Medicine Service Quality Assurance
*Developing and implementing policies and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes.
*Utilizing 25% of their time providing clinical services to Veterans within their specialty and privileges.
These duties may include clinical appointments, performing procedures, conducting diagnostic evaluations, medication management and consultations.
Areas of responsibility consist of: Acute Care (Hospitalist and ED providers), Cardiopulmonary (Cardiology, Pulmonary and Respiratory Therapy), and medical specialties (Neurology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, and Oncology/Chemo).
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Chief, Medicine Service/#000000
Applications will be referred to the Selecting Official as they are received.
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 administrative and leadership skills are desirable.
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: Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and under); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking(up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (1 hr); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).
Environmental Factors: Working closely with others; Working alone.
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 *Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists ) *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 1974221.
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.