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Job Title:PHYSICIAN (CHIEF HEALTH INFORMATICS OFFICER)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:780471AE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$97,987.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 02, 2012 to Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

01 vacancy - Palo Alto, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 780471

***SALARY IS DEPENDENT UPON THE DETERMINATION OF THE BOARD ACTION***

  

 

***A COMPLETED VA FORM 10-2850 MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED - FAILURE TO SO WILL RESULT IN LOST CONSIDERATION.***

 

Our mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the
battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring
the men and women who are America’s Veterans. 

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/


How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship; MUST SUBMIT COMPLETED 10-2850
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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TRAVEL/RELOCATION INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. 

Tour of Duty:  Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 

The Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) provides leadership in planning, direction and support of an integrated program for health care informatics. He/She functions as a liaison among management, clinicians and IT staff at the facility as well as VISN or Region.  The CHIO demonstrates a high level of analytical ability and an extensive knowledge of healthcare issues.   The CHIO executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for an integrated informatics program that crosses service and/or discipline lines and influences organizational mission and health care.  The CHIO supervises an informatics department which provides consultation, troubleshooting, project management and implementation as well as maintenance of structures and processes associated with a robust electronic record.    The CHIO will have demonstrated the ability to work effectively with others, to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups, and to establish relationships with professional and/or other health related groups within the community.  The CHIO will make a significant contribution to the nursing profession through publication, membership on task forces, intramural or extramural committees, consulting, and development of media or scientific inquiry.  The CAC’s professional practice will have been characterized by leadership and accomplishments in developing and implementing computerized programs to improve delivery of patient care and by proficiency in nursing administration. The CHIO uses an analytical framework, such as the nursing process, to create an environment that facilitates the delivery of care.  Coordinates and evaluates integrated programs or demonstrates clinical excellence in management of population groups. Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff in or beyond the organization and the local health care community. Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with   professional standards and with the mission and goals of the organization to improve  the cost-effective use of resources. The CHIO develops staff for career progression.  Forecasts new knowledge needs for changing practice environments/population groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to meet those needs.  Implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies, and applicable regulations. The CHIO demonstrates leadership in developing productive working relationships with groups in other programs, services, academic settings, and community agencies.  Contributes to the professional growth and development of colleagues and other health care providers at the local, regional, state, or national level. The CHIO provides leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and  effectiveness of care in diverse or complex programs.  Collaborates with staff, other disciplines, faculty and peers in developing, conducting, and evaluating research activities and programs.  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Citizenship:  United States Citizenship. 

Qualifications:  Must meet qualifications set forth in VHA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G2.  

Education: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. 

Experience & Skills:  Extensive experience in the planning, development, implementation, and management of program staff and activities that meet health care system objectives.  Skill in program analysis, problem-solving, extraction and analysis of data information to evaluate program effectiveness, and implement innovate action plans to meet mission organizational objectives. Skill and ability in providing education/training; and utilization of various teaching methods, techniques and learning needs assessment tools. Skill and experience in oral and written communication.

English Language Proficiency:  Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C.).


When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.).  The DD-214, Member-4 copy provides this information and should be submitted.  Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must complete a SF-15 and also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA), or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability and stipulating their percentage.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation to support your claim with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans’ Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

 

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

 

 


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .



OTHER INFORMATION:

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

VA Form 10-2850 - (Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors), an updated CV, and three letters of recommendation.
License - A copy of current, full, active and unrestricted MD license.
College Transcripts - A copy of appropriate college/graduate transcripts.
OF-306 - Declaration of Federal Employment.  This form will be used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment.
DD-214 - Veterans claiming veterans preference must submit a copy.
SF-15 - Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference.  If you are applying for 10-point veterans preference, you must submit this form and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15.
SF-50B - Notification of Personnel Action.  If applicable, submit a copy of your latest/last SF-50B.
Performance Appraisal - Current/Former Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal.

You may upload the completed documents to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: T780471.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.  REQUIRED.
  2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS
  3. (Available at  http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf) REQUIRED.
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf).  REQUIRED.
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214.  REQUIRED.   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf  REQUIRED.
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. REQUIRED.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

VAPAHCS USAS
Phone: (650)493-5000x63951
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: V21PALWORKFORTHEVA@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Palo Alto HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto Health Care System
NO MAIL/EMAIL/IN-PERSON APPLICATIONS
Palo Alto, CA
94304 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

780471AE

Control Number:

330432200