This Job Announcement is a standing register - Applicant referrals will be made every Friday starting on 11:59 PM (EST) July 14, 2017. Selection may be made at any time during the open period of this announcement.
The position will provide leadership and direction for the primary care providers, clinical leaders and administrative support staff located at the Saginaw Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). The incumbent must possess a clinical knowledge that provides the ability to manage a primary care program, specifically with regard to standard of care, clinical guidelines, customer satisfaction, quality of services provided, access for services, and coordination of care, patient-centered medical home concepts, and efficiency of service delivery. The ACOS for Primary Care, in conjunction with the Chief of Staff, is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling, and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support/administrative program which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal 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 this widespread rural health patient population, in order to integrate primary care functions among the Medical Center and CBOCs, and coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities. The duties of the ACOS Primary Care include, but are not limited to:
* Incumbent is responsible for implementing Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbooks, rules, directives, information letters, policies and regulations governing a broad range of administrative aspects of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the medical center. In order to affect the policies, incumbent must have the skills in management theory, cost-benefit analysis, and statistical analysis. The incumbent will be committed to supporting Patient Centered Care, to include the Patient Aligned Care Team model.
* The incumbent develops and administers a formal, systematic performance plan for reviewing, appraising and continuously improving each phase of clinical care, clinical support, administrative activity and coordination between other VA entities (other medical centers, the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and VA Central Office (VACO)) and non-VA entities. Incumbent is responsible for assuring that services provided by this medical center meet the standards set by accrediting agencies which govern the quality of care and the safe delivery of care for this medical center, to include, but not limited to The Joint Commission, the Office of the inspector General, State Licensing Boards, and all other pertinent oversight and regulatory bodies. In conjunction with other Service Chiefs, the Peer Review Committee and Professional Standards Board, the incumbent works to assure that any issues and deficiencies are corrected according to standards.
* The incumbent participates in the annual budget estimate for operation of his/her Service; assists in management of the formulation of the medical center budget, including allocation of funds and recommendations to top management regarding staffing requirements, cost effective technological advances, equipment, projects, and supplies. These budgetary recommendations are based on statistics, evidenced based practices and projections which indicate patient workload trends, and knowledge of VISN-wide goals and objectives for program development and management.
The Aleda E. Lutz VAMC is affiliated with the Central Michigan University (CMU) School of Medicine. The incumbent is responsible for the medical education program within the primary care service.
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some evenings and weekends)
* Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
o Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
o Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
o For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
* Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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 or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies are:
o Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
o Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
* English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Leadership/Manager Positions. Physician leadership and manager positions may be Chief of Staff, Directors (i.e., medical center and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)); selected positions in Central Office; Distinguished Physicians; and Service Chiefs or Service Line Managers. Positions are approved for these levels based on the scope and complexity of the assignment and the level of responsibility.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation from the following web site: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript to receive credit for that education.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certificationbefore the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). No online certifications will be accepted.
Preferred Experience: Board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Academic experience would also be preferred.
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.
a)Reaching: frequent extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, including retrieval of needed equipment and supplies.
b)Standing: frequently requires the maintenance of an upright position.
c)Walking: frequent moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
d)Lifting: occasional raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
e)Fingers/hands: constant writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands.
f)Talking: constant expression of ideas by means of the spoken word.
g)Hearing: constant perception of sounds at normal range.
h)Repetitive motions: constant substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
i)Vision: constant ability to see near and far, requires depth perception and the ability to distinguish between basic colors and shades of colors.
j)Balancing: constant maintenance of equilibrium.
k) Bending: frequent bending of the body downward and forward.
l)Kneeling: occasional bending of legs at knee.
m) Crouching: occasional bending of the body downward and forward.
n)Pushing: occasional use of the upper extremities, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
o)Pulling: occasional use of the upper extremities, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
p) Grasping: frequently requires the application of pressure.
q) Feeling: frequently requires the perception of attributes of objects.
r)Sitting: frequently requires the maintenance of a seated position.
s)Carrying: occasionally requires the use of upper extremities.
t)Tasting/smelling: occasional exposure to smells that may be strong in nature.
u)Climbing: occasionally requires moving from one place to another on foot.
v)Crawling: occasionally requires bending the body downward.
w) Reflex: Constant ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the day the referral list is pulled for consideration, by the closing date ofFriday, September 29, 2017or by 11:59 PM (EST) on the date an applicant has been chosen, if closed earlier than Friday, September 29, 2017, to receive consideration.
It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to verify that information in your resume and supporting documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible and accurate. You may do so by reviewing your Application Status in USAJOBS, ensuring you have successful fax transmission (if applicable), etc.
The following documents are required. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a finding of "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this opportunity.
1. Your Resume and/or C.V. This must include information including:
a. Experience: starting and ending dates of experience (month and year), hours worked per week and salary information).
b. Education: name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned. (If selected, official transcripts are required)
c. Licenses and/or certificates earned (including the state earned in).
2. Online Assessment Questionnaire (Occupational Questionnaire). Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete this questionnaire. (If you are unable to complete this online see "How to apply section - If you cannot apply online" of this job announcement).