Physician (Whole Health Director) with Recruitment/Relocation Incentive/EDRP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 774566200
The VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas is recruiting for a Physician (Whole Health Clinical Director) under Whole Health/Ambulatory Care Services with experience in Whole Health and leadership role. A Recruitment/Relocation may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reducation Program. 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. Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure and Registration: 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: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR 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. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Board certified in Family or Internal Medicine Integrative Health and Wellness clinical training and experience Experience in Women's Health Proficient in computer software Leadership experience working across disciplines. 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 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6hrs); Standing (6hrs); Repeated bending (2-4hrs); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental/ Emotional Stability; Ability to perform privileges Independently perform physical exam; Cognitive Stability ["The Whole Health Program Director provides vision, planning, administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the implementation of the Whole Health System of Care across VA North Texas Health Care System. The incumbent will directly report to the ACOS for Ambulatory Care. Duties include but are not limited to: Develops and executes a WH business plan for VANTHCS. Provides vision, planning, administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the implementation of the Whole Health System of Care, including facilitation of broader Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation initiatives to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, education goals, and associated outcome evaluations. Maintains inventory of Complementary and Integrative Health approaches offered at VHA facility, including gap analysis as it relates to CIH approaches that must be offered by VA/community per Directive 1137. Develops and provides ongoing analysis of relevant performance measures for this initiative. Surveys and identifies staff training needs to enhance knowledge and provide guidance on appropriate use of Whole Health resources, distributed funds, and strategic planning input. Works in collaboration with clinical service chiefs and other allied health and ancillary support staff to assure quality care and advanced access to Integrative Health and Wellness Programs across the facility. Performs clinical work to include asses, diagnose and treat patients in ambulatory clinics at VANTHCS. Uses advanced clinical knowledge to lead and promote staff involvement in planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions that will affect patient or service/system outcomes. Manage and plan how services are delivered and contribute to annual strategic planning, influencing and responding to organizational priorities and working with the Executive Team/ appropriate Service Chiefs, Whole Health Program Manager, and Whole Health Steering Committee. Occupies the lead supervisory role within the Whole Health Program and provides leadership to the staff aligned under the service. Ensures that all business operations and health information practices within the Whole Health program are being measured for quantity and quality of the work performed, and conducted in continuing compliance with the laws, regulations and standards which govern those activities, the reasonable expectations of VHA's business partners, and the highest standards of Compliance and Business Integrity. Works in conjunction with Chief, Quality Management, Continuous Readiness Coordinator, Service Chiefs and others regarding Ambulatory Care compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies (CAP, The Joint Commission, OIG, etc.). The position focus is in areas of clinical management, provider practices, and continued readiness regarding the delivery of quality medical care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in \"Education Section\" Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.