The Section Chief for Primary Care will provide leadership, direction, and day-to-day supervision of his/her assigned primary care providers. The Section Chief, in conjunction with the ACOS Ambulatory Care, will be responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling, and refining a comprehensive patient management, clinical support, and administrative program, which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, and administrative requirements, relating to the care and treatment of outpatients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner. Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of the patient population, in order to integrate primary functions into the care delivery of the LL ACC, and coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities within and outside VISN 22.
Duties will include the following: preparation of annual proficiency reports; OPPE/FPPE completion and review, per policy; preparation/submission of P4P documents, per policy; PACT/EPRP/SAIL review and management; leave and time card management and administration; clinic profile management; DSS Mapping management; collaboration with the patient advocates to address and resolve inquiries/complaints; preparation of controlled correspondence for Congressional/VISN/VACO inquiries; recruitment/retention of Primary Care providers; disciplinary action, as required; collaboration with HAS/Nursing leadership in Primary Care to effect clinical operations; oversight of PACT implementation, in collaboration with HAS/Nursing leadership; responsible for continuous improvement projects within Primary Care; responsible for Primary Care staff engagement and development; responsible for academic program management of medical residents & students, functioning within his/her assigned scope of Primary Care at the Loma Linda HCC; and other duties as assigned.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine isstrongly preferred.
WorkSchedule: Full-time,Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alternative work hours, if desired, may be discussed and pursued if leadership is in agreement.
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
Education: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) School of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
Licensure and Registration:Physician (Except Residents). 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in the country.
Residents: 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for resident of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability of residency training. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Primary Care Supervisory experience preferred. (greater than 1 year of clinical supervisory experience, ideally within the setting of Primary Care; but, other clinical supervisory experience will be reviewed)
Academic/residency program management experience preferred. (Candidate will be responsible for residency program management, direct resident/medical student supervision/education, and should have the skill set to administrate such academic programs).
Experience with Continuous Improvement projects preferred.
Reliably demonstrates the Core Professional Competencies, such as strong and effective interpersonal effectiveness, systems thinking, creative thinking, flexibility/adaptability, organizational stewardship, and professional development.
Physical Requirements:Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.); Straight Pulling, Pushing, reaching above shoulder, Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing aid (permitted).
RATING/RANKING PROCEDURES: Applicants who meet the qualification AND basic requirement will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, etc., indicate they possess the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD 214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, pleasevisithttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
The followingApplication documents are required.
- Your Résumé. Please make sure your resume includes where you worked, dates of employment (From: mm/yyyy To: mm/yyyy), and number of hours worked per week.
- Responses to the Questionnaire.
The following will be required if selected:
The following Eligibility documents are required. Failure to submit the required eligibility documents will result in you being notified that you have been rated ineligible for further consideration of this position.
- Current or Former Federal Employees - Must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your current grade level. If you have served at a higher grade level in Federal service which qualifies you for this position, please provide a copy of that SF-50.
- Other eligibility documents: Use the CHECKLIST to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as documentation to support Veteran Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced federal employees), and any document that will verify your eligibility to apply for this position.