The successful candidate will serve as the Physician, Service Line Chief of Extended Care and Rehabilitation Services at the Iowa City VA Health Care System under the supervision of the Chief of Staff. Asthe Physician, Service Line Chief of Extended Care and Rehabilitation you will be responsible and accountable for the overall leadership,planning, operations, and performance of the service line including:
The delivery of Veteran-centered, high quality and high value geriatric and extended care and rehabilitative services. You will continuously monitor and improve Veterans access to care in the organization.
Supervision and collaboration with providers, as well as, the direct or indirect supervision of all clinical and administrative staff within the service line.
Being an active participant and facilitate clarification and the development of patient and family goals of care.
Full and appropriate documentation of patients care services to support professional billing for these services.
Weekly participation in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases.
Maintain and promote high ethical, clinical and administrative standards.
Participation in on-call coverage for Extended Care and Rehabilitative Programs.
Develop and provide education to Iowa City staff and coworkers
Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Applicants should have management experience with a commitment to interdisciplinary and patient-centered approaches to care delivery with board certification in a specialty related to the care of older adults (i.e. internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care, etc.)and will be accountable for assuring the most effective delivery of care, while meeting and exceeding compliance standards.
Work Schedule: Primarily Administrative 8:00-4:30
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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.
Board certified or eligible in Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, PM&R/SCI, Hospice/Palliative Medicine is preferred. Applications from board certified physicians in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine with experience or added qualifications in any of the above subspecialties may be considered.
Skilled communicator and collaborator working as part of interdisciplinary teams.
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.
Physical Requirements:?,Applicant must meet the physical standards established for this position. The physical requirements of this position may include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; walking (up to 6 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; hearing aid permitted; mental and emotional stability required. Please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019 for more information. 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 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *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.
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 1908512.
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.