Physician - Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Danville, Illinois
Internal Number: 662452900
The VA Illiana VAMC is seeking a Chief Health Informatics Officer. The applicant should possess the leadership, energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. You will be given a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans! 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine 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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours; standing 4-8 hours; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; emotional and mental stability required. ["The Chief Health Informatics Officer establishes a formal informatics leadership presence at the facility level. This formal presence ensures that knowledge of informatics is infused throughout the VA Illiana VAMC, and that health information issues affecting the delivery of care are clearly articulated and raised appropriately for action. The focus of this position is to optimize effectiveness of patient care delivery and systems management in support of the VHA mission and goals. The aim of clinical informatics is to improve health care delivery processes and outcomes through effective use of information and knowledge. The clinician assigned as Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) will use knowledge of patient care combined with the understanding of informatics concepts to achieve the following: assess information and knowledge needs of the health care professionals and patients; characterize, evaluate and refine clinical processes; develop, implement and refine clinical decision support systems; and participate in the procurement, customization, implementation, management, evaluation and continuous improvement of clinical information systems. As a minimum expectation, informatics personnel should demonstrate the following eight core informatics functions at the baseline proficiency level (VHA Health Informatics Functions Framework, 2020) Application support, Business architecture management, Enterprise data management, Content management, System optimization, Change management, Requirements management, and Partnership management. The CHIO must demonstrate a mastery of: Medical knowledge by being a clinician independently licensed in a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia. Leading organizational change, process improvement, quality assurance, fostering collaboration, communicating effectively, and managing large scale projects related to clinical information systems. How clinical information systems impact users and patients, how to support users and how to promote clinical adoption of systems. Fundamental information system concepts, including the life cycle of information systems, the constantly evolving capabilities of information technology and health care, and the technical and non-technical issues surrounding system implementation. Re-engineering health care processes. How information systems and processes enhance or compromise the decision making and actions of health care team members. The health care environment, including how business processes influence health care delivery and the flow of data among the major domains of the health care system. In addition, the incumbent will possess excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills. He/she must have the ability to develop flexible, transferable models for pathways of care, must be a systems thinker with strong organizational skills and experience in matrix management. He/she will have a strong collaborative management style with creative thinking and high energy and enthusiasm. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm\nTelework: On an ad hoc basis only\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.