Physician (Deputy Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: 671156200
The incumbent serves as a Deputy Chief Physician with the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Healthcare Group. This position provides support to the Chief of PMRS in carrying out the mission of the service and VA Medical Center. This position is located within the outpatient specialty clinics of PMRS but supports all sections of PMRS located in Long Beach VACMC and affiliated Community Based Out-Patient Clinics. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Board certification Preferred Experience: Current board certification Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PM&R Subspecialty fellowship training preferred but not mandatory Leadership and/or Supervisory 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examinations and Evaluations. ["Welcome to VA Long Beach Healthcare System Tibor Rubin-History The Deputy Chief/Physician independently provides clinical Physiatry services to eligible Veterans. The Deputy Chief/Physician is assigned to outpatient general physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics and subspecialty clinics including but not limited to Musculoskeletal clinic, Rehab PAVE Amputee, TBI/ABI, EMG clinic, and other specialty clinics as needed and/or as they are developed. The incumbent will also spend time on administrative work related to resource utilization (clinic utilization, productivity) and performance improvement of same, program development and accreditation, as well as other committee work as determined by the Service Chief. Major duties of this position include but are not limited to: Outlines assignment parameters, deadlines, and priorities and provides advice on how to proceed when unusual problems are encountered. Responsible for reviewing the work reports for technical soundness and conformity to policy and established requirements. Incumbent confers with the Chief of Pain Management Service at periodic intervals to keep the Healthcare Group Chief informed of access, workload, challenges, future plans, progress reports, business planning. Responsible for all assigned clinical, educational, and administrative duties and associated requirements. Will work with patients, families and rehabilitation team members and other providers from other service lines. Deputy Chief is responsible for the teaching of residents and medical students, as well as responsible for oversight of the care provided by Nurse Practitioners, fellows and others. The Deputy Chief will participate in the administration of programs, committees, and other staff functions as delegated by the Chief of PMRS. (a) Educational responsibilities include the education of other staff in the medical center who are involved in rehabilitation programs. (b) Programmatic responsibilities include the establishment of policies and procedures; relationship management, promotion of programs; ongoing program evaluation; practice improvement activities; evaluation of resource utilization and other program development. (c) Advocacy within the medical center and the community for the department programs and the veterans they serve. Deputy Chief/Physician will be willing to serve as the \"physician delegate\" of the Chief of PMRS. Deputy Chief/Physician will have a supervisory role over other staff. Additional Duties: Responsible for adhering and carrying out all standard operating procedures, policies, protocols, directives and guidelines. Responsible for professional development and continuing education and participates with OPPES for other physicians. Responsible for meeting VA performance measures and timely completion and accuracy of patient care documentation including, but not limited to: notes, consultations, orders, consents, etc. Respond to computerized View Alerts and to MyHealtheVet/Secure Messaging requests from Veterans/family members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted); follow pertinent guidelines including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA Formula requirements and customer service standards. Respond to PM&R Action Team as needed to assist in addressing Veteran complaints via Patient Advocate, White House and/or Congressional systems/process. Ensures Quality Assurance of Service and the delivery of healthcare by complying the VA Directives and Hospital Policies, and by properly documenting and reporting any incidents and risks associated with patient safety. Participates in any assigned committee or meeting. Additional Duties assigned by Chief of PMR. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Position not authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Position not authorized.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position not authorized.\nTelework: No\nVirtual: Not a virtual position\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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.