Physician Deputy ACOS Chief Ambulatory Care/Primary Care

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
East Orange, New Jersey
Closing date
Nov 10, 2023

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Duties

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Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases

Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification)

Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided

Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

Deputy Chief of Ambulatory Care/Primary Care works in a key leadership role with the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) to ensure high quality Whole Health Veteran care, efficient clinical operations, promote innovations in quality and patient safety, and support staff in transformative change initiatives.

In addition to broad oversight of operations across the Service, the Deputy Chief, also referred to as the Deputy ACOS, is directly responsible for day to day operations of Occupational Health, Dermatology, Virtual Health programs, and other programs/activities as deemed appropriate. This position is supervisory, with no less than two section chiefs, Specialty Care providers, and/or nurse managers reporting directly to the Deputy ACOS. The Deputy ACOS also works collaboratively with the ACOS to develop strategies to support Primary Care, to lead performance improvement and quality initiatives and to provide guidance and oversight in the day-to-day operations of all Ambulatory Care clinics in VA New Jersey's two medical centers and nine community-based outpatient clinics. Priority initiatives include expansion of video encounters and creation of innovative strategies to meet the prevention needs of Veterans during the COVID Pandemic. The Deputy ACOS acts on behalf of the ACOS to represent the service during internal administrative discussions as well as during external surveys. In the absence of the ACOS, the Deputy ACOS serves as the Ambulatory Care representative on the Peer Review, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and Credentialing/Privileging committees. In addition to administrative duties, the Deputy ACOS maintains an active Primary Care clinical practice managing a primary care patient panel within a Patient-Aligned-Care-Team. The position includes approximately 20% clinical time.The VA New Jersey Ambulatory Care Service is affiliated with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Deputy ACOS position includes the opportunity for an academic faculty appointment and medical student and resident teaching. VHA also offers a number of excellent opportunities for additional leadership training and career advancement.An ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of Primary Care leadership experience

Qualifications: Board certified Primary Care Physician (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine) with Primary Care leadership experience, and excellent communication skills.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday ( 8:00-4:30pm)

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.
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Subject to background/security investigation.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation.

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.

Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR

[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR

(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.

Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.

Proficiency in spoken and written English

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