Albuquerque VA Healthcare Center is seeking a board certified Family Practice or Internal Medicine provider to be the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care Service. Duties include, but are not limited to: Directly accountable to the Medical Center Management Team for day- to-day administrative activities of the service, and accountable to the Chief of Staff for clinical program activities and overall compliance with VISN wide policies and procedures. Links clinical improvements to operation efficiency for the service. Formulates long and short-range goals and objectives, plans, and programs for the service with the Chief of Staff and facility management to integrate the Medical Center and VISN objectives. Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in formulating local Medical Center Policy, resource planning for human resources, equipment and space. Involves union leadership in pre-decision formulation of policies and organizational changes that affect the service members. Monitors measured outcomes and works collaboratively with Medical Center Management. Identifies long and short-range needs to formulate proposals for executive level management consideration. Initiates actions on a continuing basis for progressive improvement of the service delivery that involves preparing and justifying funding requests for the service. Formulates and recommends the interdisciplinary service policies and establishes and implements administrative activities, techniques, procedures, and methods to assure sound, meaningful, and practical clinical program consistency in keeping with current and advanced concepts and objectives of the Medical Center. Coordinates the interdisciplinary service activities with other services and clinics of the facility by collaborating with other Service Chiefs in the Medical Center to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation to assure that quality patient care is maintained. Defines the requirements, functions, and scope of the service to other services. Collaboratively involved with other service management and/or interdisciplinary teams in discussions of proposed new and/or revised service initiatives. Participates in the development and implementation of Medical Center policy affecting patientcare, treatment and services includes developing, implementing, and evaluating philosophy, objectives, policies, and standards essential for delivering optimal care to patients. Participates on committees, task forces, and other groups at the Medical Center and affiliate schools to assist in policy changes. Supports a program of staff development that upgrades knowledge and skills of the service personnel and prepares future leaders for the service. Assures that service education maintains goals and objectives compatible with the overall service plans, goals, and objectives and encourages staff to request and attend program development offerings. Promotes an environment in which line service staff and others integrate research into clinical practice and assures that staff members are informed of policies related to research and that pertinent research studies are made available to all staff. Maintains awareness, understanding, application, and practice of established and revised VHA, VISN, and Medical Center policies, precedents, and directives pertaining to the service. Such established guidelines and precedents sometimes require considerable judgment and originality in developing innovative approaches to resolving very difficult situations. Maintains effective working relationships with local union representatives using partnership principles. Collaborates with Human Resources personnel to meet labor management partnership obligations in planning policy changes within the Medical Center that may have potential impact on the service. Identifies performance improvement opportunities and applies approved criteria in the process of accessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating such opportunities. Ensures all administrative responsibilities are timely and accurate. Proficiency and performance appraisals are completed within 45 days of due date. Implements service guidelines consistent with the successful accomplishment of Performance Measures (wait times, clinic practice guidelines, performance indicators, customer service standards, etc.). Monitors progress on an ongoing basis and informs the Chief of Staff of areas of concern and recommends corrective actions. Serves as an active participant in the teaching of medical school residents. Provides an environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages continual learning. Performs clinical duties/direct patient care activities a minimum of 25 percent of duty hours. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Yes Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.