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Job opening: Medical Director- Physician (Specialty Care)

Salary: $220 000 - 260 000 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System Specialty Care Department Director . A recruitment/relocation incentive may be offered to a highly qualified candidate.


Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: may be determined by Supervisor Virtual: This Not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates who possess unique skills and abilities. Function: 70% Clinical and 30% Administrative duties Admin Duties: (1) Advises and clinically supervises the physicians and mid-level providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants) (2) Will have up to 30% of time designated to carry out administrative functions and responsibilities. (3) Actively participates in VANIHCS committees and/or teams, as assigned by the Chief (ACOS) of Acute Medicine. (4) Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) (5) Coordinates and supervises quality assurance activities of staff. Formulates training plans for assigned employees including orientation of new employees. Participates in in-service training to broaden employee skills. Recommends formal training when the need is apparent and officially recommends employees for formal training courses. (6) Will be responsible for the timely preparation of the monthly schedule of specialty care provider coverage for ER/UC. (7) Ensures specialty care coverage for unexpected gaps or provider absences, including the incumbent providing coverage, as available. (8) Adheres to all information security and privacy measures set by VHA and the Medical Center. (9) Annually develops and evaluates professional and personal goals. (10) Identifies individual professional learning needs and participates in formal programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, as well as self-directed learning activities, completes facility wide mandatory education yearly. Clinical Duties: (1) Provides quality patient-centered care to adults age 18-65 and older adults age 65+,as assigned by ACOS of Acute Medicine. (2) Assesses Veterans by utilizing advanced clinical judgment and physical assessment skills. Identifies acute/non-acute/chronic health problems. (3) Ensures that safe, efficient, and high quality healthcare is delivered within the department. (4) Ensures appropriate initial evaluation, treatment, and consultation, as well as documentation, consistent with current VHA Directive and VHNIHCS policies on Emergency Medicine. (5) For admissions to the inpatient units, will ensure a physician-to-physician conversation regarding the need for admission, including diagnoses, assessment and recommendations. (6) Demonstrate sound decision making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and serve to enhance the distinctive and contributor role of physicians. (7) Daily care of patients also entails regular interaction with nursing, coordination of consultations and care and facilitation of diagnostic studies and therapeutic procedures. (8) Other vital roles include: communication with patients and their families, patient education, discharge planning and communication with outpatient providers, arranging follow up, preparing discharge instructions, medication reconciliation, and ensuring communication during hand-offs of care. (9) Ensures a sign-out to the oncoming physician to ensure an informed transition of care; coordinate with the admitting physician and consultants to organize diagnostic and treatment plans for all patients pending admission. (10) Maintain appropriate clinical privileges in order to fulfill the duties of assignment within designated specialty care services.



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/10/2024.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. Approved schools are: Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, OR Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. 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). Additional Requirement: ACLS/BLS certified Preferred Experience: Board Certification is preferred. Board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice, however Fellowship training in a specialty is strongly preferred. Physical Requirements: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.


A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.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.


  • Address Northern Indiana HCS 1700 East 38th Street Marion, IN 46953 US
  • Name: Amy Ellis
  • Phone: 217-304-5655
  • Email: [email protected]


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