Duties of the physician: The physician is responsible for clinical patient management and evaluation within the Compensation and Pension Clinics. These duties include working with provider and support staff, coordination of work schedules, responsibility for clinical performance measures and other functions within the Compensation and Pension Clinics. The physician works with other providers within the service line and facility to ensure optimization of care and evaluation to the patient. The physician provides other services as directed, but may include peer review, chart review, and coverage for absent providers.
* The physician is expected to participate in patient care activities and other committees/boards impacting patient care as assigned
* The physician is responsible for ensuring "hand-offs" occur and are in accordance with JCAHO and Fargo VAMC guidelines.
* Provides direct clinical and administrative oversight for mid-level practitioners and other clinical staff as assigned.
* Working with the local Service Line Operations Team and other staff as appropriate, ensures operations issues/problems are resolved in a logical, step-wise fashion with clear resolution, communication to staff, and implementation plans and timelines for decisions made. Participates in a forum where staff participate in identifying, communicating, and resolving issues related to local Service Line operations, overall Medical Center operations, ancillary and support operations, and VISN-wide mandates.
* Reviews, interprets and effectively utilizes performance reports, benchmark data, cost-effectiveness reports, staffing and other reports in support of decision-making. Has basic understanding of managed care practices, includinghealth care finance, billing, coding and documentation. Knowledge, ability and willingness to use electronic information systems and to train others in the use of same, if assigned.
* Contributes to the development, maintenance and enhancement of relations with internal and external entities including but not limited to: CVSOs, medical and nursing schools, local public and private health care entities, colleagues in other Patient Service Lines and Integrated Service lines such as Information Technology, Laboratory, and Business Office, labor, VISN and VHA task forces, decision-making, and policy development bodies.
* May participate on Service Line or inter-Service Line task forces or committees. Participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance, and other assignments, meetings or committees.
* Performance reflects and demonstrates support of the medical center Director's, and VISN CEOservice Line's performance plan, and Network and national goals.
CORE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES (NON CLINICAL)
Customer Service and Public Relations/Community Relations
* Demonstrates knowledge of the component parts of customer service.
* Treats all customers, internal and external, with courtesy and dignity.
* Strives to resolve problems independently at the lowest level.
* Identifies systems barriers to improve customer service.
* Improves customer service skills through educational opportunities.
* Responds promptly to congressional and customer inquiries as assigned.
Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 0730 - 1600
(A complete Functional statement is available upon request)
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
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.
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.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine preferred. Board certification or possess equivalent training and experience.
Physical Requirements:?, Heavy lifting and carrying (45 lbs. and over); straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking and standing (up to 4 hours); repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1995351.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.