Physician (Associate Chief of Staff - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina
Internal Number: 613212700
The Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VlSN 6), Salisbury VA Medical Center (VAMC), and Chief of Staff, Medicine Service in Salisbury, North Carolina is actively seeking a well-qualified Associate Chief of Staff for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (ACOS/PM&RS) who is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the PM&RS for both outpatients and inpatients at the Salisbury VAMC. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment OR relocation Incentive may be available for a highly qualified applicant. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Responsibilities: Associate Chief of Staff for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS). The duties of the ACOS/PM&RS include, but are not limited to: Performs wider-range and higher level management functions for the medical center or at the VISN level through participation in planning and oversight boards, councils, and committees. Develops and maintains continuing programs in the areas of professional peer reviews, organizational improvement, continuing education, scope of practice, clinical privileging and other quality improvement activities. Provide direct health care to Veterans within incumbent's area of expertise. Implements and maintains new and established policies and provides overall direction in the continuing operation of the service line. Monitors and ensures medical staff compliance with and agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, The Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations. Directly and indirectly supervises an interdisciplinary staff of physician extenders, occupational therapists, physical therapist, kinesiotherapists, recreation therapists, and other clerical and administrative support staff. Sets priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines by managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives. Participates in the annual budget estimate for operation of PM&RS, and works with his/her Administrative Officer in the formulation of the budget, including allocation of funds and recommendations to top management regarding staff requirements, cost effective technological advances, equipment, projects, and supplies. Responsible for Performance measures and monitors and promotes adherence to VA regulations and Joint Commission standards, OIG requirements and SOARS guidelines. Coordinates and ensures quality of care in all areas of the PM&RS including the Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) of the staff physiatrists, Chiropractor and mid-level providers. Participates in the selection of qualified personnel, and additional administrative processes; creating and approving policies for the continued improvement of processes. Initiates interdisciplinary team activities to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation to assure the quality patient care is maintained or improved. Participates in multiple hospital, VISN and national committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital. Plans, leads, and provides educational opportunities for staff, patients and families while supporting staff education and certification. Develops and monitors compliance with VHA Compliance and Business Integrity practice standards and guidelines on documentation, workload, data entry, ethical practice and service delivery. Participates in the oversight of the facility's Physiatry clinical privileging or scope of practice process. Assists with credentialing, including primary source verification of degree and license or state certification. Collaborates with Human Resources to track required licensure and/or certification for all Physiatrists, including continuing education requirements, license renewal, and other requirements Physiatrists must meet to deliver appropriate care. Assures adherence to continuing education requirements for Physiatrists; develops plans for meeting education requirements for licensure and clinical practice. Applies advance professional knowledge in physiatry, spinal cord injury, amputee, and neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
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.