The Primary Care Chief for the western Region of the VA Montana Health Care System (PCC-WM) is a permanent, full-time position located at either Fort Harrison or Missoula, Montana. The PCC-WM reports directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care (ACOS-PC). The primary duty of the PCC-WM is to oversee, lead, direct and mentor competent and motivated staff dedicated to providing high quality and effective patient-centered care to the Veterans of VA Montana Health Care System. The incumbent is responsible for the direct management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations within the primary care services at the VA Montana Outpatient Clinic at Fort Harrison, and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics at Anaconda, Bozeman, Hamilton, Kalispell, and Missoula. The supervisory role includes the monitoring, review and assignment of healthcare providers' workload, clinical effectiveness and efficiency, coordination of work schedules and the responsibility for clinical performance measures. The incumbent works closely with other leaders within the primary care service line and the organization to ensure optimization of resources, and delivery of effective and efficient patient care. Additionally, her/his participates in administrative, management, quality assurance, and other activities, meetings or committees as necessary.
* Serves as a liaison between ACOS-PC and employees under her/his direct supervision, those functional areas under her/his oversight, and is responsible for enforcement of and adherence to all the policies, directives and guidelines of VHA and other certifying or accrediting agencies.
* Participates in top level decisions and policy level designs that impact functional areas under her/his oversight through collaboration with ACOS-PC and Health Care System administration.
* Participates in recruitment, retention, resource management, and clinical practice management in all functional areas under her/his oversight.
* Participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance, and other assignments, meetings or committees as appropriate, necessary or as assigned.
* Facilitates communication along the service line and is the primary conduit of information to his/her colleagues/subordinates and the leadership.
The position requires a leader skilled at:
* Effective communication. The incumbent will be expected to facilitate communication within and outside the service line and will be the primary conduit of information to his/her colleagues/subordinates and the service line leadership.
* Exceptional flexibility/adaptability as evidenced by the ability to manage multiple administrative and/or clinical tasks/priorities.
* The ability to think and act creatively and innovatively, looking beyond day-to-day operations via proactive and strategic planning.
* The ability to challenge systems and processes to improve access to care and the care delivery process.
The PCC-WM is stationed at the VA Montana Medical Center at Fort Harrison or the Missoula CBOC and has clinical duties assigned in the Primary Care clinic or as otherwise determined. This full-time (1.0 FTEE) position requires an approximate 50% administrative time commitment, which may vary depending on the needs of the organization.
Travel: Travel will be required for training, oversight and/or other work related duties.
Work Schedule: The incumbent is expected to be available for duty outside of the regular duty hours, including weekends, irregular work hours, and extended hours. The incumbent may be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if required.
FunctionalStatement Title/#: Physician, Primary Care Section Chief
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. 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:?, 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): *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 *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 1926136.
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.