Physician - Clinic Director - Beaumont CBOC

Department of Veterans Affairs
Beaumont, Texas
Jul 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2021
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type
The Physician - Clinic Director duties include: performing initial histories and physical examinations; performing periodic physical examinations; screening outpatients to determine the need for further healthcare; ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms; carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities; initiating and expediting requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies; provides education and counseling of patients and families in preventative care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs; and other duties as assigned. The incumbent will be expected to be proficient in other components of patient management such as charting, progress notes, signatures, preparation of consults, referrals, telephone consults with specialists at the Medical Center that are an integral part of the clinical team. The incumbent will integrate both mandated health screening and guidelines for treatment into the practice. The incumbent will have basic proficiency with a computer and willingness to learn VA's Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). The clinical and administrative time is adjusted accordingly per each clinic.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
* Provides clinical practice leadership in implementation of MEDVAMC policies and procedures at the CBOC and 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.
* Responsible and accountable for planning, organizing, and coordinating all clinical programs and interdisciplinary programs for the CBOC through teamwork. Keeps MEDVAMC management apprised of all issues.
* Provides leadership for CBOC programs in an effective manner, demonstrates a high level of initiative and independence in carrying out the administrative and patient care functions in accordance with the MEDVAMC, Veterans Health Administration policies and procedures. Initiates and delivers timely reports to ensure superiors are informed about CBOC operations
* Provides day-to-day supervision for all clinical staff at the CBOC and participates in the performance appraisal process for all clinical staff and the nonclinical supervisors at the CBOC.
* Serves as a member of the MEDVAMC leadership team and possibly serve on other committees as well.
* Knowledgeable of the interdisciplinary Performance Improvement Program for MEDVAMC and systematically monitors the quality and appropriateness of care in all programs.
* Assures clinical practice guidelines compliance. Provides an environment supportive of education training and research for all health care professionals.
* Responsible for enforcement of MEDVAMC policies, rules and regulations and the Medical Staff Bylaws Rules and Regulations within the CBOC.
* Coordinates delivery of patient care; maximizes budgetary efficiency to meet performance goals; develops programs and strategic planning; implements clinical guidelines and practice patterns; monitors strategic initiatives; and measures parameters critical to the success of care services.
* Responsible for safety and environmental standards for the CBOC.
* Serves as a resource person for standards development in health care in the area of quality improvement concerns.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule:Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (variable), May include extended hours and some Saturdays.

Financial Disclosure Report:Not required.

Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
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Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
* Completion of 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.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry.

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:The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. Work requires daily trips from employee's work-area to other areas throughout the clinic or occasional trips to the medical center.
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. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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