The Primary Care Director demonstrates skill in managing and directing the work of large, complex organizational units and in applying effective management practices. He/she has experience and knowledge in the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and/or Patient-Centered Medical Home health care delivery model. Director has the ability to balance responsibilities in a complex environment, work with great autonomy, set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze complex organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions for those problems. Has the responsibility for developing, implementing, maintaining short and long term plans for the Primary Care Service, consistent with the facility strategic plan. The Primary Care Director must be skillful in interpersonal relationships often dealing with employees, managers, and other Service Line Directors using advanced consultation and problem solving skills. The Medical Director has skills in persuasion, negotiation, and motivation to negotiate multiple program policies within the service line and the facility. The Primary Care Director must coordinate the efforts of multiple program elements across a complex system. Incumbent serves on decision making committees at the Medical Center., i.e. Clinical Executive Council, Strategic Planning Committee, Resources Committee. The incumbent participates in policy and procedure development, the development of Quality Management (QM) monitors and the development of standards of care. Ensures compliance with The Joint Commission and other accrediting agency standards. The Primary Care Director reviews requests for initial and renewal credentials and clinical privileges, making recommendations regarding appointment and privileging action. Annually reviews all clinical privilege forms to ensure they correctly and adequately reflect the services being provided at the facility. Maintains performance data on providers including workload, clinical outcomes, appropriate and timely documentation, and maintenance of certification using this when recommending privileges and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE). Reviews, interprets and effectively utilizes performance reports, benchmark data, budget cost/expenditure documents, staffing and other reports in decision making. Has basic understanding of health care finance, billing, utilization management, coding and documentation and ensures compliance with facilitystandards.
Spends a portion of time in clinical practice, providing clinical leadership and problem solving for complex cases and ethical dilemmas.
Works closely with affiliated school of medicine and residency program to ensure a successful residency program as it pertains to continuity clinics in primary care.
Responsible for the management of human resources within the service line including hiring and disciplinary action, Labor/Management relations, performance appraisals, and professional boarding procedures for various disciplines. He/She actively embraces the tenets of Equal Employee Opportunity (EEO).
Incumbent assures all employees work in a safe, clean, infection-free environment, and promotes these practices among all employees.
Designated Custodial Officer for Primary Care Service Line with responsibility for nonexpendable property, adhering to VA Handbook 7002, part 2. Ensuring annual inventory is conducted and personally signs the Equipment Inventory Listing (Ell). Monitors equipment effectiveness and evaluates new equipment to ensure purchase of appropriate equipment and delivery of state-of-the-art treatment.
The Primary Care Medical Director has oversight the following services: Primary Care, Employee Health, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (4) Primary Care, Women's Health, and administrative support staff for the service.
Direct administrative and professional supervision of approximately 40 staff with; administrative and professional supervision/accountability for additional 100 + Primary Care staff positions. Regular staff meetings of administrative and educational nature are conducted by incumbent, and scheduled to meet the goals of the institution and needs of the staff.
Work Schedule: Primarily Administrative, with varying work hours depending on the needs of the service
Functional Statement Title/#: Primary Care Medical Director
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: Physicians should be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine and maintain professional competency as indicated in their delineation of privileges. All physicians must maintain current BLS certification and ACLS certification.
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:?, Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); Light and moderate lifting (up to 44 lbs.) light to moderate carrying (up to 44 lbs); straight pulling and pushing, reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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 1982756.
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.