The Chief Medical Officer/Resident Training Director at the West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) is responsible for all clinical, administrative and educational aspects of the Primary Care operations at the assigned CBOC. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The Chief Medical Officer has overall responsibility for planning, evaluation and management of patient care aligned teams (PACT) and primary care physician (PCP) operations within the assigned CBOC in order to ensure fidelity to the PACT model, facilitate an environment of collaboration and effective care coordination for care delivered by the program and overall delivery of health care within the facility. The Training Resident Site Director manages the Clinical Internal Medicine Residency Program, the Training Resident Coordinator, and the Academic Patient Centered Team (PACT) in the West Texas VA Health Care System. The incumbent manages the work of internal medicine residents, fellows and students while embedded in various clinical programs, ensuring that work is assigned in an appropriate and systematic manner that meets the facility and the VA's guidelines/standards. Administrative Responsibilities: Exercises direct supervisory responsibility for assigned PACT Physicians. Responsible for PACT program operations, associated program metrics (e.g., SAIL, VHA, VISN, etc.), and ensuring full compliance with applicable (e.g., Joint Commission) accreditation standards. Some of the metrics include but are not limited to: Third next available appointment within 14 days 20 percent or more encounters as secure messages or telephone visits Access to and demonstrated use of the Primary Care Almanac to identify high risk patients for proactive intervention Daily attendance at team-let huddle Completion of Secure messaging and alerts response within 72 hours of message receipt Maintain unprocessed view alerts at no more than 100 on any given day Ensure that all clinical reminders pertaining to Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures are completed at the time of the visit.(diabetes, prevention, ischemic heart disease, tobacco, depression/Etoh/PTSD screening) Responsible for all professional practice issues relevant to assigned PACT physicians including but not limited to development and implementation of focused professional practice evaluations/ongoing professional practice evaluations (FPPE/OPPE, proficiency criteria and ratings, pay for performance, peer review, etc. in coordination with the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of Ambulatory Care. Provides oversight and support for all training and education activities relevant to PACT physicians including timely completion of assigned Talent Management System (TMS), support for continuing medical education (CME), and facilitation of medical student and resident training in accordance with graduate medical education (GME) requirements. Other duties as assigned Clinical Responsibilities: The CMO manages a partial PACT panel and/or provide clinical coverage as patient care needs dictate. The CMO for the Odessa CBOC will have 50 percent administrative time and 50 percent clinical time. The performance of direct care duties within PACT is in accordance with VHA Handbook 1101.10 Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Handbook. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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
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.