The Chief of Medicine is clinically responsible to the Chief of Staff as Chief of the VA Medicine Service Line. The incumbent will have an Administrative officer who will facilitate administrative aspects of the department under the direction of the Chief of Medicine.The incumbent must be board certified in Internal Medicine and will have a faculty appointment and participate in academic activities of the Albany Medical College. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- May function independently as a member of the Medical Staff with full clinical privileges
- Assumes complete professional responsibility for clinical assessments, patient-care decisions and documentation;
- Provides consultation, direction and coordination of care in all Medicine services, ensuring the clinical quality and efficiency of care delivery;
- Supervises the inpatient and outpatient components of Internal Medicine, to include: ICU, inpatient medicine wards, dialysis, cardiology and gastroenterology procedure suites;
- Provides direct supervision of all Internal Medicine providers;
- Ensures credentialing and privileging requirements are met by all medicine service providers, including requirements for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE);
- Promotes and assures coverage for telehealth practice and activities;
- Assists in the design, development and implementation of clinical programs;
- Complies with local and national performance standards;
- Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings for the Medicine Service,Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director;
- Adheres to policies and procedures established by Central Office (VACO), the network (VISN02) and local medical center;
- Participates in clinical review process including tort claims, peer review, management reviews and administrative activities as directed by the Chief of Staff;
- Participates in Research/Quality Improvement activities;
- Participates in process improvement/quality assurance projects;
- Serves as a member of the facility medical staff and on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECMS);
- Qualifies for and maintains a faculty appointment at full professor level at Albany Medical College;
- Provides oversight for the education of medical students, residents and fellows rotating on the Medicine service;
- Fosters a culture of transparency, communication, collegiality and patient centered interdisciplinary team work.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM, On-call hours are required and # of hours and days and times of on-call hours will vary according to discipline.
- Citizenship of the United States. Non-citizens 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 three year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which is was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine
- American Heart Association Basic Life Saving (BLS)
- Must be registered with the Selective Service System if born January 1, 1960 or after.
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: Thephysicianshould be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to4 hours)walking (up to 2 hours),heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850 Physician Application)
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 1931774.
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.