Physician (Chief of Medicine)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: August 4, 2019
The Chief of Medicine Service will report directly to the Chief of
Staff for the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. The COM is
responsible for clinical oversight for the acute unit, intensive
care unit, emergency department, outpatient specialty care, and
several administrative staff members. The primary location for this
position will be Biloxi, MS; however, the incumbent may be required
to travel to the CBOCs when needed to accommodate workload.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If
you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements,
you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your
transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For
further information, visit:
Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) consists of a VHA
hospital facility in Biloxi, Mississippi. GCVHCS also has Community
Based Outpatient Clinics in Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Eglin
Air Force Base and Panama City, Florida, serving the four counties
along the Alabama Gulf Coast, seven counties along the Mississippi
Gulf Coast, and seven counties in Northwest Florida.
GCVHCS is a tertiary care facility classified at Clinical Referral
Level 1c. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of
patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, education,
and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary
care, medicine, surgery, psychiatry, psychology, neurology,
oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, extended care, and physical
medicine and rehabilitation. GCVHCS is a part of Veterans
Integrated Service Network 16, which includes facilities in
Alexandria, New Orleans, and Shreveport, LA; Houston, TX; and
Little Rock and Fayetteville, AR; and Jackson, MS.
The GCVHCS is privileged to serve more than 60,000 veterans.
Additionally, it provides support to readjustment counseling
centers and VA National Cemeteries along the GCVHCS.
The duties include but are not limited to:
- Functions as a member of the senior leadership team.
- Coordinates clinical and support services to meet the needs of
the patients served and clinicians providing the care.
- Possesses the ability to coordinate and integrate programs into
a comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of veterans
by establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure
continuous comprehensive services.
- Responsible for actively participating in VHA Performance
Improvement and Measurement initiatives.
- Oversee, develop and manage both inpatient and outpatient care
services across the health care system.
- Develop and monitor quality improvement measures to ensure
compliance with Joint Commission and all other regulatory
requirements and standards.
THIS IS AN"OPEN CONTINUOUS" ANNOUNCEMENT; HR will accept
applications for this position on an ongoing basis through
September 27, 2019. You will be notified by email when your
application has been sent to selecting officials for review. Once
the position has been filled, this announcement will close without
further notice. Applicants will be referred biweekly.
PCS/Relocation/Recruitment Incentives may be authorized for highly
Position is also eligible for EDRP (Education Debt Reduction).Basic
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Eligible for Board
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate
carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers,
both hands required, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), near
vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision
correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted),
emotional/mental stability, working inside and outside, working
closely with others, working alone, working with hands in water,
protracted or irregular hours of work, slippery or uneven walking
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