This position is located in Baton Rouge and is part of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS).
SLVHCS is seeking a highly experienced physician leader to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for the Baton Rouge Outpatient Clinic (BROPC). BROPC serves Veterans residing in the western parishes of SLVHCS' catchment area. BROPC provides integrated health care services to nearly a third of SLVHCS' 45,000 Veterans. BROPC is a dual campus providing a wide range of primary and specialty care services. The Strategic Capital Investment Plan (SCIP) has recommended a large replacement facility with planning to begin in 2018. The replacement facility will be a "super clinic" with expanded services to include Urgent Care and an Ambulatory Procedure Unit.
As Chief Medical Officer, duties mayinclude the following:
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Baton Rouge Outpatient Clinic (BROPC) is an important member of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) and provides the necessary clinical leadership to actualize the future direction of the system's largest community based outpatient facility.
The CMO is expected to be proficient in both the clinical aspects of the delivery of health services as well as the managerial components necessary to guide the health professionals at this dual campus facility. The CMO is expected to have the requisite coordination skills to work successfully with leadership of primary care, specialty care, nursing service, other support service, academic affiliates, veterans' service organizations, as well as stakeholders of the Baton Rouge Outpatient Clinic.
The CMO will actively facilitate the coordination of primary, secondary, and tertiary care systems to ensure access to care for all Veterans. Evaluates the patient population needs, clinical workload, resources, special program mandates, and cost benefit analyses.
The CMO is expected to have knowledge and experience in total quality management, planning, and evaluation of programs with particular reference to assessment of cost-effectiveness of programs and advocacy of sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of a diverse workforce. Ensures continuous improvement relative to the quality, value, and access of health care services.
Participate in both short and long-range planning of patient care and educational programs at BROPC to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
Coordinate strategic planning efforts for health care delivery with effective business planning to assure maximum health care quality and efficiency.
The primary focus of this position is administrative, although the CMO will spend approximately 20% of their time in clinical, patient care activity. This can be direct or involve supervision of residents.
Position reports to the ACOS/Primary care, providing advice and counseling in all aspects of defining and accomplishing the creation of an integrated health care delivery system at BROPC.
Establish multiple ongoing mechanisms for open communication throughout all levels of SLVHCS; monitors compliance with standards of practice; encourages clinical innovation; facilitates recruitment and retention of highly quality clinical staff and ensures representation of Baton Rouge interests and concerns in SLVHCS' clinical committees.
TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday- 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(alternate tour options available)
Functional Statement: Physician (Chief Medical Officer)
(Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office)
This is a Non Bargaining Unit Position.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
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.
Qualifications include strong administrative and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to provide patient care and supervise trainees in all healthcare settings. Master's degree in Management or MBA. Successful practice experience in a private, public, or academic health care setting years. Broad medical management experience of 3-5 years with progressive levels of responsibility. Expertise and board certification in Internal Medicine procedures is required. Candidates must have academic credentials to be qualified for a faculty appointment (assistant or associate professor). Academic rank is determined by our affiliate, Tulane University School of Medicine.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organization (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.
Physical Requirements: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires completion of an initial two (2) - year probationary period, if not already served. Also, this position requires completion of an initial one (1) - year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if not already served.
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:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other(10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Your resume may be submitted in any format (ex. bullet or paragraph).
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determination, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e. HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
Veteran's 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 review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or 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 TAG:VacancyID.
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.