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Job opening: Physician- Assistant Chief of Specialty Medicine

Salary: $265 000 - 400 000 per year
City: Tulsa
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position can be filled by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or advanced practical registered nurse. The Assistant Chief of Specialty Medicine (ACoM) is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the Medical Service as well as leadership to all clinical and administrative operations. The ACOM will collaborate with the Chief of Specialty Medicine to develop and implement strategies that enhance medical service, research, and education.


Duties include: - Oversee the day-to-day operations of the medical services. - Overall leadership, policy, planning, budget, operations, and performance of the Medical Service. - Work cooperatively with other Service Chiefs, medical center management, and all staff of medical service. - Determine the number and type of specialized staff needed by Medicine Service to provide appropriate forms and level of patient. - Supervise section chiefs within the medical service and making sound decision on behalf of the Chief of Specialty Medicine. - Keep management and staff informed of relevant changes and events. - Lead or actively participate in various task groups and committees addressing clinical issues at local, VISN, and national VHA levels. - Responsible for performance management and quality improvement for clinical services. - Assess qualifications, competence, and productivity of clinical and administrative personnel. - Address performance and behavior problems in a timely and appropriate manner. - Collaborate with clinical and administrative service line leaders to implement policy, planning, and system redesign, and developing and implementing service-level and center-level policies and procedures. - Determine the needs of assigned veteran population for services within specialty area. - Provide orientation and continuing education opportunities to service staff and trainees and support research efforts. - Foster and maintain positive relationships with the University of Cincinnati and other affiliated institutions, educational programs, and contracts. - Act as liaison between the VA medical center and academic department at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. - Evaluate clinical and administrative operations and develop a service-level quality improvement program. - Participate in QM/QI programs and establish benchmarks for quality of care. - Implement quality assurance programs, peer review, and performance reviews. - Work closely with credentialing, privileging, quality and patient safety, and other service lines to meet regulatory and procedural requirements. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Check Out These Benefits: VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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



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. 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. 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. Additional Requirement: *Active driver's license Preferred Experience: * Previous experience as a service/section chief - Board certified/eligible in internal medicine or medical specialty - Previous supervisor/management experience - Previous experience developing staff and leading process improvement projects - Exceptional organizational skills * Board eligible or certified in Internal Medicine 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: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. Long periods of standing or walking in the operating room setting and outpatient clinic will be encountered. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, reading, and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes-fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer, intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment.


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:
  1. Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center 1011 Honor Heights Drive Muskogee, OK 74401 US
  • Name: Holly Deal
  • Phone: 205-602-8616
  • Email: [email protected]


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