Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Chief of Medicine in Hines, Illinois
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Hines, IL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Monday 9/26/2016 (30 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (5 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1811362
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for highly qualified candidates.
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus, offers primary, extended and specialty care and serves as a tertiary care referral center for VISN 12. Specialized clinical programs include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. The hospital also serves as the VISN 12 southern tier hub for pathology, radiology, radiation therapy, and fiscal services.
Hines VAH currently operates 471 beds and six community based outpatient clinics in Manteno, Elgin, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle, and Joliet. Over 700,000 patient visits occurred in fiscal year 2014 providing care to over 56,000 veterans, primarily from Cook, DuPage and Will counties. In FY 2015 the budget for Hines was over $500 million.
Hines VAH is affiliated with 70 colleges and universities and 40 associated health professions. The main medical school affiliation is the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago. There are over 1,300 students educated annually at Hines.
Non-Citizens may apply and can be appointed when it's not possible to recruit qualified citizens for the position.
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital is searching for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to lead the Department of Medicine. The Chief of Medicine provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership for the hospital's medical programs to ensure achievement of clinical goals and applicable performance measures. The Chief of Medicine is responsible for hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of care by providers and trainees in primary care, inpatient medicine, and medical specialties. Broad oversight of Educational and Research programs in the Department are also required. In this role he/she will collaborate with all section chiefs and the heads of all other appropriate departments in the assessment of the medical care delivery system, as well as the development of plans for the delivery of care to Veterans consistent with the policies and guidelines of VHA. As a key member of the Hines leadership team, the Chief of Medicine will establish a climate within the Medicine Service that promotes optimal patient care and participate in top level decisions and policy design that impact Veterans.
The candidate must be Board Certified in a specialty member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The successful candidate must have knowledge and experience with VHA policies, models and procedures relating to Medical Care. The Chief of Medicine must have proven skills in developing and planning programs that solve problems and/or programmatic deficits. Experience in management of clinical, educational and/or research programs is expected. The incumbent should have strong interpersonal skills that create positive interactions with Section Chiefs and front line staff, proactive skills in providing the clinical interface between Hines and its academic affiliates, and collaborative skills with the university education programs including specialty programs.
The position has direct responsibility and accountability for the operations of Cardiology, Compensation and Pension, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Emergency Room, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hospitalist, Medical Intensive Care, Nephrology, Pulmonary, and Rheumatology. The candidate ensures credentialing and privileging requirements are met by providers in these areas, including requirements for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE).
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician - Chief of Medicine
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- 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 in a specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialists and have a well-established record of research with publications and the ability to secure competitive research grants.
Knowledge and experience with VHA policies, models and procedures relating to Medical Care.
Skills in developing and planning programs that solve problems and/or programmatic deficits.
Experience in management of clinical, educational and/or research programs is expected.
Strong interpersonal skills that create positive interactions with Section Chiefs and front line staff, proactive skills in providing the clinical interface between Hines and its academic affiliates, and collaborative skills with the university education programs including specialty programs.
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.
Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.
What To Expect Next
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Salary Range: $200,000.00 to $320,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
Control Number: 451665500
Job Announcement Number: HN-16-AZ-1811362