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Job Title:Physician (Chief of Health Information Officer)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:JV-13-CW-947783

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

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$97,987.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, August 22, 2013 to Friday, September 13, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Decatur, GA View Map




Not Applicable




Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 947783

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.


As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  

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. 


This position is full-time that reports directly to the Deputy COS (Outpatient Services).

The selected Chief Health Information Officer (CHIO) is responsible for supporting the Informatics and Analytics program at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (Atlanta VAMC) by managing and guiding the process by which clinical data is collected, organized, stored, and transformed into information and knowledge. The incumbent leads multiple facility wide clinical programs, including: Telemedicine, Tele-ICU, My HealtheVet; Home Telehealth, Clinical Video Teleconference, Store and Forward Telehealth, E-consults, Secure Messaging, and SCAN-ECHO. This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) Outpatient and directly collaborates with the Information Security Officer, Biomedical Engineering, Quality Management, Infection Control, IT, and Clinical end-user service lines including:  Primary Care, Medicine Specialty Care, and Decision Support System (DSS) to analyze health information.



  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 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.


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The incumbent is part of a team charged with actively and vocally supporting the goal of establishing an Informatics infrastructure for the medical center and for advancing solutions for managing workflow and knowledge in clinical systems. The primary responsibilities of this position include: being a champion for the adoption of information technologies, streamlining report processes, coordinating Information Technology projects to address physician concerns, and working to implement process changes that promote higher-quality healthcare and enhanced member outcomes. Strong leadership skills as demonstrated by possession of the core competencies of the High Performance Development Model are required. Duties include, but not limited to:

·         Provides overall supervision, oversight, direction, integration, and coordination of all activities required to support the delivery of quality, customer focused, cost effective services in a timely manner.

·         Supervises Telehealth, and Informatics and Data Management staff to include Clinical Application Coordinators (CACs).

·         Actively manages the optimization of the use of Healthcare Information Technology in the clinical environment to improve patient care.

·         Establish and manage an orientation and ongoing training program for clinical informatics staff.

·         Oversee the analysis of issues relevant to stakeholders in order to guide the use of technology and the creation of appropriate reports, tools, and clinical content.

·         Provides expert guidance and direction for the delivery of timely, appropriate, and relevant end user training.

·         Serves as chief advisor to leadership.

·         Provides expertise in the definition of performance, reliability, and availability of Health Information Systems.

·         Build beneficial relationships with academic affiliates and others to advance health informatics and analytics education and workforce development.

·         The CHIO scope of responsibility is centered on the advancement of our electronic health record and information systems, and coordination of local implementation and management of programs such as Rural Health / Telehealth Program, E-consults Programs, Secure Messaging, SCAN-ECHO, and My HealtheVet.

·         Administrative duties may include, but are not limited to, Leadership responsibilities, HR Management, Staff Management, Time / Leave Management, and Business Planning.

·         Serves on various committees, task forces, etc., within VA, VHA, the VISN or Medical Center, or the local community.Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm


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Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia

Must have a 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.  Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted;

(2) Schools of Osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association; 

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.


Preferred Experience:

·         Board Certified in Internal Medicine/Medical Subspecialty.

·         Full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state.

·         In depth knowledge and experience with computer technology.

·         Experience developing and managing a telemedicine program.

·         Experience coordinating a clinical quality program .

Certification in Informatics or an advanced degree related to Clinical Informatics or Analytics is strongly recommended, but not required. 


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD 

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs); Light Carrying (15 lbs and under); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13” to 16”; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).


Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


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.


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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

Selected applicant(s) may be eligible for reimbursement of student loan payments or Education Debt E Reduction Program (EDRP) provided they meet the eligibility requirements and the availability of funds.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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

Salary to be determined by a professional standard board; commensurate with education/experience.

You will be required to serve a probationary period of 2 years.


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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.


YOU MUST INCLUDE A COMPLETED VA FORM 10-2850 WITH YOUR SIGNATURE IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form 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 ( ) 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 ( 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:

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 using the following Vacancy ID: TTAG:VacancyID.  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 Friday, September 13, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.    CV or Resume. (required).

2.    VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists and Chiropractors (Available at (required).

3.    Occupational Questionnaire (required).

4.    Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at 

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  

6.    If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required)

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IDMA (Ineligible due to documents missing).  Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package.  We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions.


HRMS-Staffing Service Line
Phone: (404)321-6111x6300
Agency Information:
Chief of Staff
1670 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA


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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