The Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital is recruiting for a Full-Time, Permanent, Physician (Primary Care) Charlie Section Chief. 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: Aware or familiar with VA system (CPRS etc), have worked in VA system, familiar with PACT Team Model and also previous experience working with Veterans. 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluation. ["The City of Loma Linda is a scenic community located within eyesight of the towering peaks of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. Loma Linda is located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino County. While it is near the highly developed job market of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, it does provide a small town setting for your home, work or recreation. Adjacent to California's Interstate 10 freeway, Loma Linda is freeway close to beaches, mountains and desert resorts. At VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The duties include but are not limited to: Provide leadership, direction, and day-to-day supervision of his/her assigned primary care providers. Collaborate with the HAS and Nursing Supervisor to ensure timely access and patient satisfaction. Possess the clinical knowledge and the skills to manage the primary care program, specifically in regard to quality of care, access, and patient and staff satisfaction. Responsible for PACT implementation within his/her assigned scope. Responsible for the successful management of the residency academic program(s) within his/her assigned scope of Primary Care, located at the Loma Linda HCC. This duty will include the academic program management of medical residents & students, functioning within his/her assigned scope of Primary Care at the Loma Linda HCC. Collaborate with the academic partner(s) in coordinating and administrating the Primary Care academic program(s) throughout the Primary Care clinics. Preparation of annual proficiency reports; OPPE/FPPE completion and review, per policy; preparation/submission of P4P documents, per policy; PACT/EPRP/SAIL review and management; leave and time card management and administration; clinic profile management; DSS Mapping management; collaboration with the patient advocates to address and resolve inquiries/complaints; preparation of controlled correspondence for Congressional/VISN/VACO inquiries; recruitment/retention of providers; disciplinary action, as required; collaboration with HAS/Nursing in Primary Care clinic operations. Responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling, and refining a comprehensive patient management, clinical support, and administrative program, which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, and administrative requirements, relating to the care and treatment of outpatients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner. Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of the patient population, in order to integrate primary functions into the care delivery of the LL HCC, and coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities within and outside VISN 22. Participate as a member, lead or champion of process improvement teams, and /or leadership committees. Responsible for providing comprehensive primary care for a small panel of patients within his/her discipline. Fulfill all needs including acute and chronic illness, preventive care (age-appropriate cancer screening e.g. colon, breast and cervical cancer; weight management counseling; smoking cessation; immunizations, etc.) along with coordination of care delivery (when specialty care is needed, the primary care provider will coordinate the care and communicate with the specialty provider regarding the evaluation and treatment plan to ensure continuity of care). Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients, the subsection being defined either by disease or demographics (OEF/OIF, Women, Employee Health, etc.). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM"]
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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.