Supervisory Primary Care Physician

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Chico, CA 2018-04-08
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      • 26 days paid vacation (1 day accrued each pay period upon employment)
      • 13 days sick leave (1/2 day accrued each pay period upon employment, no cap)
      • 10 paid Federal holidays
      • Competitive Salary
      • Malpractice protection with tail coverage covered by the Federal government
      • Annual Physician Performance Pay
      • Market Pay reviewed biennially for possible increase
      • CME Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend
      • No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
  • Qualifications
    • 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: Best qualified candidates will be Board Eligible/Board Certified Physician in specialty with 5+ year's experience in the field.

      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: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Physical demands of this position involve primarily walking, talking, use of telephone/computers, etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day-to-day activity.

      Reasonable Accommodations: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Benefits
  • How To Apply
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. You may also express your interest or obtain additional information about the position by emailing your CV to the VANCHCS Physician Recruiter: You may also contact Ms. Keeler at (916) 843-9256.

      When applying for this position online, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/28/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional Details
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: CBEC-10173344-18-CDK

      As a Supervisor, the provider will be responsible for the training, orientation and clinical oversight of the medical providers that he/she supervises. The Supervisor also serves as a role model, ideally utilizing a transformational leadership style. The Supervisor will be responsible for various administrative tasks associated with the role, to include:

      • Management of staff leave requests and electronic maintenance of time & attendance.
      • Completing OPPE and proficiency assessments semi-annually.
      • Working collaboratively with Nursing & Clerical managers on site; attending daily huddles, weekly operational meetings & monthly service meetings.
      • Participation in the recruitment, interviewing & selection processes of new providers.
      • Evaluation of competencies of newly hired/assigned personnel and orientation of staff to policies/procedures of the clinic & health system.
      • Conducting staff meetings and coordinating in-services/trainings for clinical employees.
      • Supporting Service Chiefs by effecting all facility & departmental policies.
      • Collaborating with Service Chiefs on the development of work standards, evaluation of employee performance, & identification of training needs.
      • Investigation and resolution of informal staff complaints and grievances.
      • Collaborating with Service Chiefs on personnel management, to include employee counseling, participation in management inquiries, and coordination with HR on proposal of personnel actions.
      • Collaborating with Patient Experience Office in review of patient satisfaction (PATS) data and relevant process improvements; to include development and implementation of relevant action plans to improve the Veteran Experience.
      • Adopting the championship of key service performance metrics.
      • Active participation in process improvement events; including working directly with Office of Organization Improvement (OOI) to enhance the effectiveness of the clinic.