The incumbent serves as Chief of the Medicine Service. This position will oversee the clinical and administrative operations for a growing group of specialty providers including Audiology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Neurology in addition to the Dental service, Urgent Care Center, and Acute Medicine. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation expenses have been authorized, excluding Appraised Value Offer (AVO). Relocation or Recruitment incentives have been approved for this position. The incumbent will be an operational, working physician chief with at least 50% time dedicated to administrative duties and 50% of time devoted to clinical care. The incumbent will have responsibility of the day to day operations including assignments, ensuring coverage, and working collaboratively with several other service lines to accomplish the mission. The chief will be responsible for attending national and VISN training and conference calls. The incumbent will be instrumental in assisting with consult management, SAIL improvements, ensuring good communication and smooth hand offs within the VA and with Veterans referred outside of the CVVAMC when appropriate. The service chief must have the ability to communicate effectively with community specialists and personnel at all levels of the community and VA organization. The service chief will have direct supervisory authority over all the licensed independent staff in the section; reviewing and authorizing their leave, ensuring coverage, and ensuring that yearly performance appraisals are completed. Some of these tasks will be delegated to the supervisory specialists in each of the following areas: Supervisory Audiologist, Supervisory Cardiologist, Supervisory Pulmonologist, Supervisory UCC Physician, Supervisory Hospitalist. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday - Friday. Provider will be available at any other time needed Financial 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.