The Associate Chief of Medical Service is assigned to the Michael E DeBakey VAMC, Medical Service providing comprehensive, efficient, compassionate, high quality healthcare to all patients, functioning as a member of the Medical Service team providing clinical care to the patients at MEDVAMC. Administrative duties include serving as Acting Chief of Medicine in the absence of the MCL Executive, working with the MCL Executive and others on faculty and program development, collaboration with nurse practitioners and other administrative functions of the Medical Service. Additional Duties: The incumbent will provide patient care in their area of expertise by way of ward attending, and/or inpatient/outpatient consultation and clinics and other clinical services specific to specialty training, if applicable. Research and other scholarly activity are encouraged and available. Participate in an effective clinical program with attention to patient outcome indicators. Practice within the scope of assigned privileges. Comply with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the facility and agency. Meet medical staff criteria for initial appointment and reappointment, including ongoing CME. Comply with prescribed record keeping practices in accordance with the rules, regulations and bylaws. Comply with prescribed information security policy and procedures. Interpersonal relationships - works effectively with patients, families, staff, coworkers and other health care professionals. Participates in Medical Service educational activities and scheduled meetings. Participates in research activities with regard to the subspecialty of Emergency Medicine, as assigned. Comply with assigned Peer Reviews and maintaining quality assurance standards. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel Required: Not required Supervisory Status: Yes Promotion Potential: None Not a Bargaining Unit Position
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.