Physician, Chief of Medical Service

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
Published
February 22, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.

JOB SUMMARY:

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless;

opportunities are at your fingertips. We are the largest, most technologically

advanced integrated health care system in the nation. Working for the

Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that

includes, but is not limited to: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life

insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the

Federal Employees Retirement System.

Cheyenne is at the crossroads of I-80 and I-25, and only 90

minutes north of Denver. With a population of 59K, Cheyenne serves as the

northern anchor city of the vibrant Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains.

Wyoming offers a laid back lifestyle, no personal income taxes, low sales tax,

and reasonable property taxes. We are in close proximity to metro Denver, Ft

Collins and have seemingly endless outdoor opportunities for hiking, fishing,

hunting, and popular ski areas in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah within easy

driving distance.

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is a Level 2 facility, providing

primary and secondary inpatient services in medicine and surgery as well as

outpatient services in medicine, surgery and psychiatry. Three Community Based

Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are located in Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado,

as well as in Sidney, Nebraska.

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.

DUTIES:

The Chief, Medical Service ensures that quality medical care

is provided to the patients in a safe and clinically appropriate manner. The incumbent ensures that appropriate supervision is provided to the medical staff and to medical students rotating through Medicine Service.Duties and responsibilities include a variety of medical care management techniques, which requires knowledge, skills, licensures and experience as a

physician. Position involves understanding of the requirements for:safety, evaluations, knowledge and skill in the procedures, administration and documentation of inpatient and outpatient medical care,knowledge of emotional behaviors and responses to variety of treatment procedures; and skill in maintaining effective work relationships with patients, members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, colleague leaders, executive leadership and members of affiliated programs. The Chief, Medicine Service demonstrates a commitment to the success of the organization as well as organizational stewardship.

Functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited

to:

*Supervise and coordinate operations of the

Medical Service including emergency treatment procedures and the emergency room. These operations are carried out with

assistance from staff members from other clinical and support services that are

supervised by their clinical service chiefs but provide a full range of medical

services to patients who are either inpatient or outpatients assigned to

Medicine.

*

Arrange and communicate to appropriate staff the

availability of staff physicians and coverage during non-administrative hours.

*

Serves as the Site Coordinator for the Internal

Medicine Residency Clerkships to ensure that teaching programs on Medicine are

appropriate and that supervision of the residents and students is provided.

* Collaborates with colleagues in the development of

policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure adequate and comprehensive

services and communicates these to staff physicians and other interdisciplinary

team members.

* Working with the appropriate Committee/Board,

coordinates use of resources, including space, supplies and staffing.

* Serves as a member of the Medical Center

Clinical Executive Board, Medical Staff, Executive Quality Board and other

committees as assigned. Ensures adherence of Acute Medicine's medical staff to the bylaws, rules and regulations.

*Ensure all the staff meets the facility mandatory

requirements in education and compliance.

.Evaluate the staff utilizing functional

statements and performance pay agreements and follows the current guidelines on credentialing and privileging.

*Ensures appropriate and timely medical record documentation,

organizes staff in-service programs and encourages continuing medical education

to staff while also participating in these activities.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

Contact Tim Blakney via email at Timothy.Blakney@VA.GOV or by phone at 303-639-7015

Required Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:

* Must be proficient in written and

spoken English.

* Degree of doctor of medicine or

an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or

osteopathic medicine.

* 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.

Preferred

Experience:

1 (one)year of managerial or leadership experience and clinically trained in Internal Medicine; Current ACLS/BLS certification; and BC/BE in Internal Medicine.

Contact Tim Blakney via email at Timothy.Blakney@VA.GOV or by phone at 303-639-7015

Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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