Job opening: Physician- Primary Care Chief
Salary: $200 000 - 300 000 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.
The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System provides care to eligible Veterans via 3 medical centers and 2 community-based outpatient clinics. The Margaret Cochran VA Campus is a high complexity facility located in Manhattan with a major educational affiliation with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The Brooklyn Campus provides acute inpatient medical and surgical services with a major affiliation with SUNY-Health Science Center - Brooklyn. The St. Alban's campus houses a community living center as well as outpatient services.
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Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.
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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
Duties & Responsiblities:
The Margaret Cochran Corbin Hospital, the Manhattan branch of the NY Harbor VA Healthcare system (MCCVA) is currently seeking a dynamic and proven academic general internal medicine leader to join our team as theChief, Primary Care. The Chief, Primary Care has programmatic responsibility for planning, developing, and directing the administrative and operational activities for the Primary Care Service at the MCCVA. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing all Primary Care clinics at our main site on 23rd Street in New York City and the community-based outpatient clinic Harlem.
Administrative: The Chief of Primary Care provides oversight and leadership for the clinical, teaching, and research functions within the Primary Care Service at MCCVA. The incumbent has oversight of the Primary Care Service, PACT teams, Urgent Care Outpatient Clinic, and Pre-bed care (preoperative outpatient assessment).
Some of these responsibilities are as follows:
Direct Supervision of Faculty and Staff within Primary Care Service
Junior Faculty Career Development
Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations
Oversee Teaching, Clinical Care, and Research within Primary Care Service
Coordinates the interdisciplinary service activities with other services and clinics of the facility by collaborating with other Service Chiefs in the Medical Center to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation to assure that quality patient care is maintained.
Clinical: In addition to the incumbent's extensive administrative responsibilities, he/she maintains a clinical workload by providing direct patient care as needed in ambulatory care settings, utilizing face to face visits and telemedicine.
Research: The MCC VA houses a robust community of health services researchers including general internal medicine. The ideal candidate has an existing portfolio of general medicine research within the VA system, and can both lead and recruit additional health services researchers to our system. The percentage of research time allocated relative to administrative and clinical time will depend on the depth and complexity of ongoing research.
Supervisory: The position is organizationally aligned under the Chief of Medicine, MCC Campus. The Chief also works closely with and accepts priorities by the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff. Assignments are made in terms of broad objectives, leaving the matters of method, design, implementation, and evaluation to the discretion of the incumbent who works with autonomy and with full authority. Work of the incumbent is reviewed only for accomplishment of program objectives.
Work Schedule: Full time- 8am-4:30pm ( Work Schedule may be discussed with hiring manager)
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation.
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.
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: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
(3) 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.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Board Certification: MD, DO, or other doctoral-level academic with board-certification. Minimum of three years demonstrated successful executive leadership/management experience in a complex healthcare setting. Knowledge and skills related to the delivery of health care, education, leadership, management, change theory, and quality improvement are required.
Educational: The MCC VA is a major teaching site for ambulatory care in the NYU Grossman School of Medicine Residency Program. As a faculty leader, the Chief is expected to mentor junior faculty and trainees in the preparation of seminars/presentations; mentor junior faculty in achieving academic promotion, partner with other Divisions and Departments to support clinical research projects, participate in divisions Educational Initiatives (Grand rounds, Salons, Leadership Retreats and meetings), and support the residency site director in promoting GIM opportunities
Minimum of three years demonstrated successful executive leadership/management experience in a complex healthcare setting. Knowledge and skills related to the delivery of health care, education, leadership, management, change theory, and quality improvement are required.
The Chief must possess skill and creativity in organization, management, leadership, and interpersonal relations to deal with a wide variety of complex ambulatory care/primary care issues and arrangements. A broad-based knowledge of VA policies and procedures and Joint Commission standards, and an ongoing awareness of health care issues and trends, are essential to the success of the Primary Care Service. In the performance of official duties, the incumbent has regular access to print and electronic files containing sensitive patient data.
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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
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 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. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
- Address VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
- Name: Tierra Green
- Phone: 347-260-3726
- Email: [email protected]