The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Ambulatory Care- North Central Texas Veterans Health Care System falls under the Chief of Staff. RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until June 30, 2021. Responsibilities: The ACOS, Ambulatory Care North is responsible for leadership and oversight of the day to day operations of Primary Care and other programs as deemed appropriate. The incumbent has responsibility for Primary Care at the following sites: Temple, Waco, Palestine, and Brownwood This position is supervisory. Provides clinical practice leadership in implementation of VA policies and procedures in Primary Care. Applies PACT principles to attain PACT performance measure goals to provide timely access and quality to care to Veterans in a patient centered fashion and to attain high patient satisfaction ratings (Performance Measures / SAIL/Encounters/unsigned/un-cosigned notes). Works collaboratively with other services supporting Patient Aligned Care Teams to include Nursing, Social Work, Mental Health, Pharmacy, and Dieticians. Bring leadership experience in building new clinic and procedure spaces and enhancing tele health. Establish a culture of quality and safety with these areas and ensure that quality, safety, timeliness, and appropriateness of care are continually monitored and evaluated in conjunction with facility strategic goals. Promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, and engage the workforce. Priority initiatives include expansion of video encounters and creation of innovative strategies to meet the prevention needs of Veterans during the COVID Pandemic Reviews applications and credentials for membership to the medical staff; interview prospective physicians and mid-level providers; implement and monitor in-house Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training; maintaining the provider specific folders of supervising Physicians and Mid-Levels, and evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance program that identifies problems and their resolution. Monitors the clinical performance of individuals with clinical privileges, drug utilization evaluation, medical records reviews, performance of external services, patient satisfaction, patient complaints (Congressional, STDs, etc). Participates in top level decisions that impact functional areas under his/her oversight through collaborations with Executive leadership. Responsible for consulting with other health care providers to provide training and mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation medically complex patient care problems. Participates in the planning, budgeting, and evaluation of the primary care programs. Participates in administrative, management, quality assurance, and other requirements activities, meetings, or committees as necessary or assigned. Provides direct clinical care either in person or by Telehealth. Clinical time 25%. Ensures Productivity. Visit site under supervision at least once every quarter. Leads Committees as determined by Chief of Staff. Works collaboratively with ACOS Ambulatory Care South on performance measures, SAIL, and system development and implementation. In doing so, both will ensure that practices within the System are uniform. Preferred Experience: Board certified Primary Care Physician (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine) with Primary Care leadership experience, and excellent communication skills. Physician Requirements: 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. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or as agreed upon. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position. Position may remain open until filled. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physician Total Rewards Brochure Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 26 days paid annual leave (carryover up to 86 days), 13 days paid annual sick leave (unlimited carryover), 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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 and you can practice anywhere in VHA. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting and no restrictive covenants.
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.