Physician (MD)- Chief of Rehabilitation Services
The Chief of Rehabilitation Service must be a Physiatrist, reporting to the Chief of Staff. The Chief of Rehabilitation's responsibility will be administrative and clinical in nature with the focus being on the operations of all aspects of Rehabilitation Services, including Audiology & Speech Pathology, Blind Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Prosthetics & Sensory Aides Service (PSAS).
The Service Chief is administratively responsible for the operation of the Rehabilitation Service and its clinical and research efforts, as appropriate. In addition to duties listed below, the Service Chief is responsible for assuring the service performs according to applicable VHA performance standards. These are the performance requirements applicable to the Service from the national performance contract, and cascade from the overarching requirements delegated to the Chief of the Medical Staff. These requirements are described in individual Performance Plans for each Service Chief.
The Chief of Rehabilitation is responsible and accountable for:
- Completing mandatory training for Medical Staff Leadership and Provider Profiling on-line training within three months of appointment as Service Chief.
- Clinically related activities of the Department.
- Administratively related activities of the department, unless otherwise provided by the organization.
- Assessing recommendations for off-site sources of needed patient care, treatment, and services not provided by the Service and communicating the recommendations to the relevant organizational authority.
- The integration of the Service into the primary functions of the organization.
- The coordination and integration of interdepartmental and intradepartmental services.
- The development and implementation of policies, manuals, and procedures that guide and support the provision of care, treatment, and services.
- The recommendation of a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide care, treatment, and service.
- The determination of the qualifications and competence of service personnel who are not licensed independent Practitioners and who provide patient care, treatment, and services.
- The continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care, treatment, and services. This includes access, cost effectiveness, efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of care and treatment of patients served by the Service and the clinical/professional performance of all individuals in the Service.
- The maintenance of and contribution to quality control programs, as appropriate.
- The orientation and continuing education of all persons in the service.
- The recommendation of space and other resource needs necessary for the service to be provided for the patients served.
- Annual review of all clinical privilege forms to ensure that they correctly and adequately reflect the services being provided at the facility. This review is noted by date of review being included on the bottom of each privilege delineation form.
- Monitoring and evaluating the quality of care provided in the Service. This includes access, cost effectiveness, efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of care and treatment of patients served by the Service and the clinical/professional performance of all individuals in the Service.
- Recommending appointment and clinical privileges for each member of the Service and others requesting privileges within the Service.
- Oversight of continuing accreditation and residency/allied health training programs.
- Full time
- Monday through Friday
- 8am to 4:30pm
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
- Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
- 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
Conditions of Employment
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.
- 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.
- Must be a Physiatrist
- Management experience
- Experience in management of multiple complex rehabilitation programs, including leadership of multiple disciplines: Audiology & Speech Pathology, Blind Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Prosthetics & Sensory Aides Service (PSAS).
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:Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.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.
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