The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana is recruiting for a Staff Physician (Chief of Quality, Safety & Value Service). The incumbent of this position executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care, and responsibility for outcomes. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Oversight in planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluation of a comprehensive Quality Management Department in a complex healthcare system.
- Ensures compliance with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), The Joint Commission), and the Department of Veterans Affairs' policies, guidelines, standards, and regulations, as well as, regulations and criteria from other outside agencies.
- Responsible for supervising, managing, and directing the healthcare system programs and staff that includes: Risk Management, Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Control, Utilization Management, Safe Patient Handling, Quality Management, and Medical Center Memorandum process.
- Coordinates and collaborate performance improvement activities and processes in conjunction with System Redesign utilizing lean tools and principles.
- Actively participate in data collection, interpretation, and analysis for the purpose of sharing compliance data to patients, staff, outside agencies, and visitors.
- Assures compliance with readiness for TJC survey and other on-site reviews/surveys.
- Develops, implements and manages programs and performance improvement activities.
- Works collectively with other Service Chiefs to provide education, consultation, and guidance individually or as a whole regarding performance improvement activities and methodology, regulatory or accrediting agency compliance, reporting systems, databases (Pyramid Analytics, VSSC, etc.) .
- Responsible for administrative functions of their assigned programs.
- Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Chief of Quality, Safety & Value Service)
NOTE: Recruitment or Relocation Incentive is approved for highly qualified candidatesBasic Requirements:
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Physical Requirements:?, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
- Substantial working experience, either in a hospital or managed care setting.
Substantial experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of quality management.
Experience with data management systems, i.e. basic statistics, collection techniques, methods of analysis, displaying and reporting techniques, and knowledge of computers.
A high degree of personal, professional accountability is required, which includes: Self-motivation and the ability to work independently to carry out Quality Management activities.
Knowledge and competence in the area of quality, utilization and risk management.
The ability to prepare, implement, and evaluate educational experiences.
Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
The ability to recognize and understand the common needs of individuals, including both patients and staff.
Qualities of leadership.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively in group settings.
The application of new concepts, knowledge and skills gained from education and experience to the current situation.
Knowledge of and ability to apply principles of administration, personnel supervision and development, and effective group decision-making.
A high degree of independence and initiative.
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.
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
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.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1938210.
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.