Job ID: 290041161  |  Last Updated: 8/10/2021

Physician (Assistant Chief Medical Officer)

Corpus Christi VA Clinic
corpus Christi , TX
Applicant Contact
James Core
Physician Recruiter, VCB
(956) 410-4953

Job Description

The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System is currently seeking a Physician (Assistant Chief Medical Officer) for the operations at the assigned Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), Corpus Christi, Texas.

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate.

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program within VHA. If selected, please contact
The Assistant CMO has responsibility for assisting the CMO in clinical, administrative, educational, research aspects, evaluation and management of PACT and PCP operations within the assigned CBOC in order to ensure fidelity to the PACT model, facilitate an environment characterized by collaboration and effective care coordination for care delivered by the program and overall delivery of health care within the facility.

The ACMO interprets a wide variety of data and processes data related to program planning and the specialized needs of the Veteran, the service, and the healthcare center. Toward this end, he/she must develop and maintain effective collaborative working relationships across multiple disciplines and services throughout the health care system and the clinic Quad as well as represent Primary Care at the facility, VISN and VACO level as appropriate. At the CBOC level, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the CMO in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures, developing individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating and overseeing PACT operations for the VATVCBHCS.

He/she ensures that assigned Physicians are aware of and adhere to all local policies and procedures, VHA Directives, Joint Commission standards, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations. In coordination with the CMO, the incumbent conducts ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing and accreditation bodies. He/she advises leadership on policy implications, key issues, and relationships to both internal and external interest groups, and recommends courses of action. He/she maintains interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals.

The Assistant CMO coordinates and negotiates resolutions to complex problems. In conjunction with the CMO, the ACMO may prepare special reports and responses, Congressional responses, briefing papers, issue briefs, and decision papers for the medical center leadership, which may be highly sensitive, confidential, and of a complex nature as requested. The incumbent also provides direct clinical services for a portion of his/her time at Chief of Staff Discretion between 30-50% depending on the number of panels and size of CBOC. In addition to the aforementioned, the Assistant CMO functions as a subject matter expert and leader within the health care system in issues that relate to the PACT operations.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

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Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
Preferred Experience:
Board Certified in a Clinical Specialty (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine)
Experience as Primary Care provider, preferably in VA Setting
Experience in a leadership/supervisory role
Experience ensuring adherence to performance measures and compliance with VA standards
Knowledge of VA computer software/programs
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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (3 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; and hearing (aid permitted). See VA Handbook and Directive 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.

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