The Chief Medical Officer is a physician who meets the following criteria: verified completion of an approved program for medical degree, verified licensure to practice medicine, and fully privileged at this multi-specialty outpatient clinic assigned to the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS). Demonstrated primary interest in Ambulatory Care required, and individual should be recognized by peers for clinical competence. The Chief Medical Officer is responsible and accountable for all clinical, administrative, and performance improvement activities in the multi-specialty outpatient clinic. Clinical Duty: (approximately. 40% or 2days/week): Assures that each patient presenting for care at the clinic receives quality medical care within the limits and resources of the clinic, obtaining referral to another VA facility or VA Community Care if resources are not available. Directs and supervises the clinical activities of the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitian, health technicians, and laboratory staff in the clinic. Participates in direct patient care and serves as a role model for peers. Directs the provision of employee health services in collaboration with the Employee Health provider. Ensures that staffing, space, equipment, and materials, systems and support services are utilized appropriately to meet the needs of the patients served in the outpatient clinic. Ensures that patients receive care in a safe and therapeutic environment. Ensures that the care of each patient in the outpatient clinic is the responsibility of a qualified and appropriately privileged staff clinician. Works cooperatively with the Gainesville and Lake City Medical Centers, and other outpatient clinics of NF/SGVHS. Coordinates care and transfer of care to their facilities when needed. Administrative Duty (approximately 60% or 3 days/week): Is responsible for enforcement of applicable medical center and outpatient clinic policies, rules and regulations, and medical staff bylaws. Is responsible for meeting the performance improvement requirements of both the Joint Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs, encompassing the information in the outpatient clinic, and for directing, educating, and involving all staff in these areas in the performance improvement process. Completes annual proficiency evaluations of the providers, PAs, NPs, Nurse Managers and others as required. Incorporates provider specific performance improvement data in these appraisals. Participates in the resource allocation process for the outpatient clinic. Has overall responsibility for the safety program and action plan in the outpatient clinic. Participates in the following NF/SGVHS committees: Outpatient Clinics Leadership Council, Primary Care Council, Professional Council, and others as appropriate. Represents the clinic on these committees, promoting the integration of the outpatient clinics and hospital services. Administrates and enforces all leave policies for the individuals supervised. Utilizes workload statistics and other data to ensure optimum availability of staff to meet patient needs. Anticipates clinic staffing vacancies and needs; interviews and selects candidates. Completes annual performance evaluations on the Clinic Coordinator (Administrative Officer), and Nurse Manager. Arranges for provider coverage to assume the clinical responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer during his/her absence. Education Duty: Is responsible for the oversight of all educational programs in the clinic and participates in the educational programs for primary care. Uses results of monitoring and evaluation activities in the clinic and clinic improvement activities, as well as in planning the educational programs for the medical staff. Encourages and supports professional growth of staff by approval of authorized absence for conferences and workshops, in accordance with the prescribed guidelines by Human Resources Management Service and ACOS/Education. Is responsible for orientation and training updates of all supervised employees. Ensures that an atmosphere conducive to learning and exchange of ideas is maintained in the clinic in keeping with the mission of the clinic. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - Monday - Friday A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.