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    The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is seeking a physician to serve as the Chief of Medicine Service. Candidates with prior VHA experience, clinical leadership and managerial skills preferred.

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    Responsible for participation in the promotion and oversight of appropriate performance improvement and systems redesign activities and advancing the principles of access and timeliness of care.
    Directs health care programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both VASDHS and Medicine Service goals and to apply that knowledge to improve and optimize health care.

    Supervises the clinical Section Chiefs in addition to Medicine Service administrative staff and responsible for assigning duties to staff within Medicine Service.
    Responsible for meeting all clinical performance measures related to Medicine Service and assisting hospital leadership, when possible, in meeting facility-wide measures Collaborates with hospital leadership in identifying strategic opportunities and initiatives

    Participates in wide-ranging and higher-level management functions for Medicine Service through participation and planning in operational boards, councils and committees within VASDHS, the VISN and VHA.
    Serve as the primary liaison for common interests between VASDHS and the UCSD School of Medicine, and specifically, the Department of Medicine and its Subspecialty Divisions.

    Determines goals, priorities and direction for the Medicine Service and its clinical operations and administrative functions.
    Responsible for the fiscal management of Medicine Service.

    Oversees all personnel management aspects of Medicine Service, including credentialing and privileging, defining scope of practice/privileges for medicine personnel, focused and ongoing professional practice evaluations, ongoing performance evaluations and assures the maintenance of continuing education for staff physicians.

    Facilitates and encourages academic physicians to pursue education and research opportunities. The incumbent collaborates effectively in this mission with the Chair, Department of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine. He/she will also oversee time allocation and activities of physicians involved in VA-approved and VA-funded research activities and review research proposals.

    Work Schedule: VA San Diego Healthcare System is a 24/7 operation. The Chief of Medicine Service, may be required to work days, nights, off-tour, weekends, and holidays to meet the needs of our Veterans. Typical schedule will be Monday-Friday 8:AM to 4:30 PM.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0602 Medical Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513527100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.