The VISN 23 Office is recruiting for full time, permanent Physician-Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO). This position falls under the general supervision of the Sioux Falls VA and reporting under the general supervision of the Chief of Staff. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Eligible. Displays medical information analysis, problem solving, and analytical thinking. Obtaining and maintaining informatics credentials from a nationally recognized, independent, certification program for informatics appropriate to the professional background of the VA medical facility CHIO (e.g., American Board of Preventive Medicine for most VA physicians, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management for Masters-level health care professionals and American Nurses Credentialing Center for nurses)" 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 physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking, reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. ["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. Duties include but are not limited to: Ensure adequate support to measurably improve data quality and clinical information transfer. Ensure valid information is available to patients, health care practitioners. Ensure VHA electronic health record (EHR) operates in a way that improves patient care, ensures patient safety, and Evaluate clinical computing systems; analyze and evaluate the effect of interventions on health outcomes. Expand, enhance patient access to information; further effective, efficient use of medical information systems (IS) for patients. Contribute to planning and execution of hardware/software development. Support workflow analysis opportunities for potential improvement/optimization of the behavior of people, systems, information, and tools. Identify and document end-user requirements and budget for clinical software solutions; conduct market research; evaluate candidate products; develop and execute implementation plan; evaluate results. Evaluate, document, analyze, prioritize, and recognize requirements for the improvement of the EHR and other systems in collaboration with the end-user. Manage availability, usability, usage, integrity, and security of data in enterprise systems, via internal data standards and policies. Execute the entire standards lifecycle from problem definition, solution development and eventual retirement. Work with facility Health Informatics Specialists as well as network Clinical IT project managers in network wide deployment and coordination regarding Informatics initiatives. Use communication, education, and leadership to support comprehension of and adaptation to organizational updates; leverage project management principles and environmental assessment to drive adoption of change. Practice a management model that improves operational performance, establishes repeatable processes when possible, and sets predictable terms of variability for differing business and clinical processes. Enhance EHR usability, interoperability, and ability to interface with other information-based systems. Ensure clinical input in the development and management of VHA business architecture. Maintain high end working knowledge of electronic health record. Coordinate institutional compliance with external accrediting organizations. Perform activities that support educational experiences and ensure employee education/awareness to optimize computer use. Remain current in medical practice and actively participate in clinical, teaching, and academic activities of assigned facility, to the extent desired and appropriate for the assigned facility. Utilize innovative practice patterns and specializations to continuously develop the informatics role and associated competencies, aligning it with the strategic needs of the organization. Supervise informatics personnel. Plan work to be accomplished; set and adjust short-term priorities; prepare schedules; assign work based on priorities, selective consideration and the work difficulty and capability of the employees. Identify and resolve developmental and training needs. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is Monday- Friday, 07:30 am to 4:00 pm. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized for highly qualified candidates Telework: Adhoc Telework optional 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"]
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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.