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Physician Chief Medical Officer Opportunity with the VA in Pocatello, ID!

Department of Veterans Affairs
Pocatello, Idaho
Closing date
Mar 6, 2025

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Internal Medicine
Full Time
Position Type
Interested in a career that offers a true work-life balance? Look no further! The George E. Whalen VA Health Care System offers a balance of professional and clinical complexity that stimulates growth, yet, it also allows the professional an opportunity to enjoy life outside of work.

We encourage you to consider VA employment in Pocatello, Idaho! We offer both a mission you can put your heart into and a home for fun, new experiences. Explore the trails with over 1,000 miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails, or enjoy fishing, rock climbing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

The Physician-Chief Medical Officer position is physically located in Pocatello, UT, within the Salt Lake City VAHCS Primary Care Service and is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate policies, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) service operations, Supervising and evaluating the performance of Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and Physician Assistants at the Pocatello, ID location.

Duties include but are not limited to:
Administrative 50%:
  • Demonstrate the ability to appoint and/or build interdisciplinary team members with complementary skills for maximum team effort/success. Supervises and evaluates the performance of Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and Physician Assistants who are assigned to the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Coaches staff in team building
  • Contribute to staff growth and development of effective teams and individuals in the team. Supports clinical training and continuing professional development throughout the Primary Care service line with personal/professional development plans and organizational/clinical needs
  • Ensures that providers possess the necessary skills appropriate to patient care in an outpatient primary care setting. Ensures that all providers maintain continuing education and certifications, including Basic Cardiac Life Support. (ACLS is not a requirement of Primary Care providers
  • Serve and collaborate with the Business Manager and Nurse Manager as a triad model within the Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Support all existing safety and infection control practices relevant to this position. Contributes to and keeps abreast of new safety and ergonomic practices as they are developed. Complies with safety, security, and privacy policies. Ensures that proper clinical coverage is arranged during planned absences and complies with hand-off communication policy
Clinical 50%:
  • Serve as a Primary Care physician according to approved clinical privileges. Will maintain either a panel to equal 50% clinical labor mapping.
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) .
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 restrictions on moonlighting
Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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