The Primary Care Lead Physician is responsible for clinical oversight and supervision of Primary Care providers assigned to the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS). As Lead Physician, you will provide operations level leadership, guidance, and supervision to physicians, licensed independent practitioners, and physician assistants working in Primary Care within the AVAHS within the state of Alaska and those assigned to AVAHS but who work remotely from outside Alaska. You will ensure care provided by practitioners assigned to the Service meet established guidelines, monitors schedules and workload, and ensures and documents competency of staff to include ongoing and focused practice reviews. You will be accountable to the AVAHS Chief of Staff. You will also administer the AVAHS Opioid Safety Program and participate as the AVAHS representative to the VA Puget Sound Opiate Safety Review Board.
You will practice, promote, and implement current safety policies and procedures as they apply to provision of Primary Care services. You will assess safety needs of patients and implement appropriate measures to ensure and improve environmental and operational safety.
In addition to management and supervisory duties, 50% of your time will be dedicated to managing a panel of Primary Care patients providing treatment to Veteran population aged 18 and older. You will also be responsible for The Joint Commission (TJC) readiness and cooperative communication with local labor representatives.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Schedule may be altered or rotated based upon the needs of the Medical Center or our Veterans.
Functional Statement Title: Lead Physician ?,- Primary Care.
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.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is preferred.
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 lbs); Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight pulling (1 hour); Pulling hand over hand (1 hour); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Repeated bending (4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/mental stability.
May be subject to exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentists, Podiatrists, and Optometrists) *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 Veterans Document *SF-15 *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 1990296.
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.