Physician - Chief Medical Officer

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Montgomery, Alabama
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Ref
2058762
Specialty
General Practice
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
NOTE: This position will remain open until filled. First round of application reviews will be completed, Friday, 29 May 2020 and will continue every week, until filled.

Highly qualified candidates may be eligible for:
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive
  • Education Debt Reduction Program
The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama, Columbus Georgia and Montgomery VA Clinic. The primary duty station for this position will be Montgomery VA Clinic.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Outpatient Clinic Is accountable to the ACOS/ Ambulatory Care or designee for the coordination and oversight of clinical and administrative activities In the outpatient clinic. The Incumbent Is responsible for performance improvement activities In the clinic. Directs and supervises clinical activities of the Primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Supports other Service Chiefs and Clinical Directors In overseeing the operations of Primary Care, Women Veterans, OIF/OEF, specialty, and all ancillary services performed In the clinic. Devotes 80% of time to direct patient care, serves as a role model for peers. Responsible for the oversight and coordination of process Improvement initiatives, assuring teamwork, and addressing customer service issues in the clinic. The position includes broad management and administrative
responsibilities.

Work Schedule:Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

Requirements
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
Qualifications
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:
  1. Extensive record of leadership as a clinician and administrator
  2. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Exceptional operational and financial management skills
  4. Proven ability to promote innovation and inspire organizational excellence
  5. Board certification

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:Heavy lifting (45lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45lbs and over); Straight pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1-2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 12: to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).Education
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: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 in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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