Physician (Assistant Chief of Medicine)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Fresno, California
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 12, 2022
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type
The Assistant Chief of Medicine will support the Chief of Medicine in performing clinical and administrative management of Department of Medicine. The ACOM will assist in duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive healthcare delivery system in coordination with the VHA Mission;
  • Maintaining a collaborative partnership with all other service chiefs and leadership at VACCHCS;
  • Oversight of the various sections within the service and ensure they are compliant with VHA policy;
  • Maintain privileges and practice in his/her specialty field;
  • Ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner;
  • Promoting the development of healthcare professionals within the service;
  • Participating in the selection of qualified professional staff and ensure that recruitment and hiring meets VA and academic affiliation requirements;
  • Participating and assisting with monthly staff meetings;
  • Ensuring that appropriate systems are in place to review, analyze, and evaluate patient care activities;
  • Monitoring and tracking performance measures under Medicine Services scope of practice;
  • Monitoring and ensuring each section's staff are in compliance with VA, Joint Commission and all other pertinent regulations/policies as appropriate;
  • Other duties as assigned
Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
    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.
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.

Preferred Experience:

Board Certified in one of the following medical specialties: Dermatology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious disease, Cardiology
Active practice to qualify for privileges
Teaching experience and ability to obtain a faculty appointment with our academic affiliates
Experience with high reliability organizations, process improvement and high value healthcare
Candidates with MBA or MHA would be desirable

Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is 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: 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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