- Accepts J1 Visas: No - Accepts H1B Visas: No - Loan Assistance: Yes - Practice Type: Hospital Employee - Academic Opportunity: Yes - Telemedicine Opportunity: No - Verified Date: 08/28/2020 - Job ID: 812490 Primary Care Physician and Specialty Medicine Director St. Cloud, MN, VA Medical Center The Primary Care & Specialty Medicine Service Line Director is an expert Physician (MD/DO) who executes responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of programs and complex patient care. S/he functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant with a wide range of experience demonstrating leadership and performance that is broad enough to improve care for large groups of Veterans through influencing policies and decisions at the health care system level and beyond. Two years management/supervisory experience Board Certified/Board Eligible Physician Some duties include but are not limited to the following: - Provides executive input in the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for local and network efforts. - Provides guidance, reviews and edits materials, programs, and projects produced by assigned staff members. - Demonstrates substantial and continuous responsibility for directing and managing an integrated program - Provides consultation to health care system staff and the greater community in areas of expertise. - Is active in clinical and environmental rounds in order to evaluate health care system care delivery. - Identifies opportunities for program improvement and effectiveness and assesses the therapeutic milieu and safety in clinical areas. - Assumes a leadership role in resolving highly complex ethical issues that have an impact on the health care system and/or the Veteran within the organization and/or the community. - Provides leadership in the development of policies and strategies that support the health care system to successfully manage bioethical issues and protect patient and family rights. - Demonstrates a commitment to EEO principles and applies EEO principles in all decisions. - Provides leadership in allocating and managing resources of a complex program/service based on the Mission, Vision, and Values of the health care system (local, VISN, and VHA). - Ensures staff compliance with infection prevention and patient safety practices. - Provides leadership for and demonstrates safe work practices in compliance with safety rules and regulations. - Implements appropriate disciplinary actions when infractions are committed against safe work practices. - Collaborates in the establishment of and supports a system for recognition of accomplishments and achievements by employees. - Participates in the development of education programs and staff development models to facilitate career progression and to increase productivity and performance. - Guides supervisory staff in the completion of timely and accurate human resource actions. - Leads staff in the development of strategic planning within his/her area of responsibility and throughout the organization. - Assures lines of communication are open to all employees under his/her area of responsibility. - Fosters a climate for practice that enhances job satisfaction through mutual responsibility for productivity and quality improvement. - Actively supports Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation concepts. - Assumes leadership within the health care community through publication, membership on task forces, internal and external committees, consulting, and development of media or scientific inquiry. - Maintains and encourages effective labor management partnerships and participates in negotiation of agreements. - Identifies outcomes that can be improved and/or leads the performance improvement process to improve/sustain clinical and administrative outcomes. - Provides leadership in research or research utilization in the areas of nursing, health, and/or management systems. - Identifies and establishes processes to support evidence-based clinical and administrative practice, including developing, conducting, and evaluating research activities. - Establishes systems to present and share research activities through unit-based, service/program-wide, and/or system-wide activities. - Collaborates in research initiatives to improve patient outcomes and the care delivery system. - Assumes a leadership role in fostering evidence-based clinical nursing practice promoting improved patient outcomes. Work Schedule: Administrative Days 8:00am-4:30pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentive authorized. Amount to be determined at time of hire. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: - Competitive salary and annual performance bonus! - Guaranteed salary increases! - Full benefits (see below) - Licensure: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at these facilities - CME benefits - Malpractice : free liability protection with tail coverage provided - No physician employment contracts! - Performance Pay end of each year. Whether you're interested in academics , research , or a better work/life balance , you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country . In addition to competitive pay and liability protection , the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes: Paid Time Off: - 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year - 13 Days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! - 10 Federal holidays with pay - Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME Insurance: - Health Insurance : VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) - Dental & Vision : Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA) - VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts , which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan - Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government. - Long-term care insurance is available as an option Federal Retirement Plan: - VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits ( pension ); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan - How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary - Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000 , while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000 - The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions , depending on the amount of the employee contribution - For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension - In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel - Disability Retirement Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
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