The Salem VA Medical Center is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Assistant Chief of Primary Care. This position is located at the Salem VA Medical Center and will share oversight of five community based, outpatient centers (CBOC) located in southwest and central Virginia. The major duties of this position include but are not limited to: The Assistant Chief of Primary Care must demonstrate leadership in interpreting and supporting the Medical Center's mission, vision and values, while operating in accordance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Medical Center policies, federal, professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA such as Joint Commission. The Assistant Chief of Primary Care will report to the Chief of Primary Care Service. Duties include, but are not limited to: The Assistant Chief will supervise and provide clinical oversight for the providers and nurse managers at three VA operated CBOCS. taking an active role and provide provider level leadership and guidance for non-traditional care options, and work towards enhancing the use of video and telehealth at Salem VAMC. actively participate in Medical Center Committees, workgroups and will provide leadership role in performance improvement initiatives. have a working knowledge of clinical performance metrics such as HEDIS, EPRP, Hospital Compare, CG-CAHPS etc. collaborate to ensure on-time resolution of patient complaints and concerns received via patient advocacy, congressional office, White House Hotline, OIG and other suspended inquiries for the CBOCS. Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients to include ordering of diagnostic tests, consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings. Makes appropriate care decisions based on evaluations and results. Participates in team meetings and treatment planning conferences. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Documents in the medical record in keeping in with the Bylaws of the Medical Center. Provides clinical oversight of the PACT team to which assigned. Ensures that medical treatment or care plans consist of current best medical practices and are evidence-based if possible. Ensures practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPAA policies. Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 08:00AM- 4:30PM Relocation incentive: Authorized Recruitment incentive: Authorized Permanent Change of Station-(PCS): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program-(EDRP): Authorized 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.