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Physician (Associate Chief Of Staff Coordinated Care Services)

Big Spring, TX, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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The Associate Chief of Staff, Coordinated Care Service will be responsible for the delivery of health care services for the Community Care Service; Telehealth Service and Home Based Primary Care Services. The ACOS serves as the point of contact with VA and non-VA providers involved with direct patient care activities; clinical and administrative staff and participation in the appeals process for denied claims referred to local community.

The ACOS will work with the Physician Utilization Medical Authority (PUMA) and acts as a backup to the PUMA in reviewing and approving/denying all request for fee basis healthcare and services.

Utilizes current legislation appropriately as a basis to document denied requests and ensures that the patient and/or the requesting provider are duly notified; and participates in the informal appeal process.

Coordinates and integrates interdepartmental and intradepartmental services in collaboration with Fee Program staff, clinicians and staff of other departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of care.

Develops and implements appropriate policies, procedures, plans and professional standards that guide and support all Fee Basis Programs activities to enchance patient care services, increase efficiencies and promote open continuous communication with all internal and external customers.

Collaborate with the Chief of Staff, Chief of CCS, Home Based Primary Care Program Manager, Telehealth & Rural Access Program (TRAP) Coordinator, nurses and other stakeholders in the assessment of the program needs and takes the lead in the development of resources/requests for the program.

Participates in the selection of intradepartmental staff to ensure that the most qualified staff are recruited, trained, supervised, and retained. Actively serves as a clinical liaison and content expert providing periodic reports to the Chief of Staff regarding fee basis utilization.

Monitors and evaluates the quality of medical services as an integral part of the overall quality assessments and improvement program and assuring compliance with VA, Joint Commission and all other pertinent regulations/policies and procedures.

Must be computer proficient including electronic health records and data analytics


Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4;30 p.m. and may vary by hiring facility.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Must pass pre-employment physical examination


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/30/2019.

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.

Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Internal Medicine/Family Practice


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