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Physician (Chief of Medicine)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: August 4, 2019

Job Description:

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Gulf 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 qualified candidates.

    Position is also eligible for EDRP (Education Debt Reduction).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.
    • 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 certification.
    • 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 surfaces.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Biloxi , Physician (Chief of Medicine), Healthcare , Biloxi, Mississippi

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