Medical Director (Nursing Home Community Living Center) Job Opening
Medical Director (Nursing Home Community Living Center)
US Department of Veterans Affairs• Tuskegee, Alabama
- Responsible for the oversight and coordination of process improvement initiatives, assuring teamwork, and addressing customer service issues in the clinic.
- Function as an integral part of a NCC multidisciplinary team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide patient care and services.
- Discriminate discern between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems;
- Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services:
- Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral;
- Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment;
- Include, manage, evaluate, and orders for medications for the management of the patient;
- Include the patient and the family in plan of care to establish realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement.
- Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic, tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter; recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter;
- Respond to computerized "alerts" indicating diagnostic test abnormalities and to health line requests for Veterans/family members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted);
- Follow Performance Measure guideline, including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA formulary requirements, and customer service standards;
- Work effectively with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team, and other CAVHCS staff;
- Demonstrates flexibility in responding clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibilities, practice and maintain ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented;
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
- Physicians, All Other
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
QualificationsBasic 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.
- The Medical Director of NCC must take the required learning courses and meet performance measure and monitors specific to Geriatric Primary Care. The Geriatric Primary Care Physician is expected to be familiar with and comply with all national standards utilized at at this medical treatment facility, including JCAHO and NCQA standards, complete required CBT's, CME, and mandated VA training.
- Performs under the general supervision of the Associate Chief of Staff for GEC&R. The incumbent works with a high degree of independence and exercises a wide degree of latitude in decision making and judgment in completing assignments.
- Incumbents supervisor sets priorities but allows the employee to organize recurring activities. Completed assignments are evaluated for technical soundness, usefulness, and conformance with VA requirements.
- Follow Performance Measure guidelines, including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliniess standards; prescription order entry, National VA formulary requirements, and customer service standards;
Preferred Experience: Experience in a leadership or management role over large medical facility preferred.
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 be able to light lift under 15 pounds and light carrying less than 15 pounds. Straight pulling, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, standing 4 hours, repeated bending, ability fo rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception, ability to distinguish shades of colors and hearing (aid permitted).
Permanent Change of Station Expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veteran Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station authorization includes the relocation of a household and travel expenses to new location due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. PCS expenses for non-VA employees are limited. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure .
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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; religions; 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.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search . (Required)
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
Standard Form Sf 50 If claiming current/former federal status (Required)
DD Form 214 Member 4 copy only if claiming veteran status (Required)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.