To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. 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: The work is generally sedentary in nature with some daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The Central Iowa-Des Moines VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one Full-time, Permanent, Chief of Staff. The major duties of the COS include but are not limited to the following: Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in an efficient manner. Responsible for the management and operations of the following clinical programs and services: Surgical & Specialty Care Service Line, Primary & Specialty Medicine Service Line, Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line, Imaging Service, Pathology and Laboratory Service, Mental Health Service Line, Pharmacy Service, and Social Work. Responsible for the standard of medical care and the professional integration of services across service lines. In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS is actively involved in the management of resources for this facility. Promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, encouraging, and self-assessments. Active role as a member of the Executive Leadership team, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals. Develops and maintains working relationships with affiliated medical schools and programs associated with the Medical Center, recruits certified licensed professional staff and ensures that staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VA and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements. Ensures medical staff are in compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, TJC standards and other appropriate regulations. Creates an environment of continuous quality improvement, within which programs and quality of care effectiveness are evaluated. Leads clinical staff to provide quality health care to each Veteran and embraces VHA's core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence. Accountable to the Medical Center Director for the delivery of patient centered, high-quality, and high-value healthcare. Expected to meet and preferably exceed the performance measure goals while utilizing the most cost-efficient methodology. Improving and continuously monitoring access to care in the organization while predicting and absorbing demand will be one of the pivotal responsibilities for this position. Provides an environment conducive to patient care, educational activity, and administrative planning and evaluation. Represents the organization, internally and externally, in such a manner as to reflect positively on Central Iowa Health Care System and VA. Serves as a professional liaison of the Medical Center to other VA, federal, community, affiliate, media, congressional, and constituent organizations. Maintains and promotes high ethical and clinical standards that are carried into evidence based decision-making processes. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorize Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 ADHOC: May be authorize (Employee who Telework on an occasional, episodic, or short-term, and have completed required telework training and telework agreement). This is not a virtual position. Work Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday, Administrative hours-7:30am to 4:00pm. Additional information will be provided during interview process."]
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.