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Physician - Associate Chief Of Staff For Care In The Community

Iowa City, IA, USA | USA Government

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    Government / Military
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    General Management
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The Iowa City VA Health Care System is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible physician to serve as its Care in the Community (CITC) ACOS.

This is an open and continuous announcement and will remain open until a selection is made or the closing date, whichever occurs first. Applications will be reviewed and referred every two weeks.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives May Be Authorized For Highly Qualified Candidates

This Physician reports directly to the Chief of Staff and will assume the leadership of the CITC team in collaboration with the CITC Nursing Administrator. This candidate demonstrates leadership in delivering quality, cost-effective care through partnerships with VHA and Community Care providers.

The incumbent directs and manages all administrative activities within the service line, successful performance of his/her assigned area, including customer satisfaction and the efficient delivery of services to our Veterans within the community.

The position will be responsible for monitoring and advancing patient safety quality standards and utilization management for the CITC Department.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader who is proficient in VHA databases, fully understands performance metrics and is able to monitor trends, etc.

The candidate will proactively partner with all staff in developing organizational systems for CITC using lean management principles to measure quality initiatives for facility performance effectiveness.

The preferred candidate needs to be proficient in VA's CPRS electronic medical record. He/she will review cases in the community that need additional guidance and conduct needs-based reviews & modifications for patient care coordination.

This candidate will also serve as member of multiple facility committees and working groups. Attend leadership sessions or conference meetings as required.

This position is mainly administrative with indirect patient care. This candidate will be reviewing medical information provided by outside community care providers and if in agreement, submitting authorizations for additional services. May be involved in other clinical duties as outlined by the Chief of Staff.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.

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


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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.

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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

License: 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: 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.

Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification:

(1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply.

(2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position.

(3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply.

Proficiency in spoken and written English

As service chief or line manager physician must demonstrate the following:

(a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty; and

(b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, and quality and performance improvement.

Preferred Experience: Board Eligible/Certified. Supervisory experience.

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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking, reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.


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