Physician Primary Care Section Chief
Kansas City, MO, USA | USA Government
Industry:Government / Military
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Clinical and supervisory faculty appointment at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Responsibilities include overseeing the clinical care delivered in primary care, promoting scholarship, supporting training, developing faculty and trainees, developing local clinical pathways and outcome measures to improve the quality of care, and enhancing the Kansas City VA Medical Center's mission.
Assists the Chief of Primary Care in the overall clinical and administrative management of an interdisciplinary team delivering customer service and patient-focused quality care. Works collaboratively with staff members within and outside the department to plan, implement, evaluate and improve care delivery methods, as well as to meet operational goals of the Medical Center.
Responsible for the clinical performance of the Primary Care section at the Linwood Clinics, setting standards of excellence for all professional staff within primary care; developing policies and procedures that are necessary to support the provisions of care provided by Primary Care Service and the quality goals of the Medical Center.
Responsible for the determination of treatment modalities, patient assessment, care planning and coordination. His/her responsibilities will also include: various administrative functions, committee responsibilities, membership duties, and implementation of performance improvements. Demonstrates the skill and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served, including the ability to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed to promote improvement.
Teaching responsibilities includes the monitoring and coordination of educational activities including planning, evaluating and documenting.
Quality Assurance and Research responsibilities include identifying and defining significant research and development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication.
Administrative responsibilities include supervising others, program planning, leading and attending staff meetings and serving as a member of various committees, as appointed
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Occasional Saturday coverage required
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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
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: Internal Medicine OR Family Medicine Residency and Board Eligibility/Certification
Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.
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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.
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