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The Clinical Director, Whole Health Program is responsible for leadership and oversight of all Whole Health System clinicians and corresponding functions. He/she must establish a culture of quality and safety with these areas and ensure that quality, safety, timeliness and appropriateness of care are continually monitored and evaluated in conjunction with facility strategic goals and Office of Patient Centered Care recommendations. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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: 3 - 5 years of Management Experience. Knowledge of Whole Health system objectives and goals. Clinical practice in integrated medicine preferred. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["1. This physician has training and experience in integrative medicine or functional medicine.\n2. This physician will see whole health program consults as designated during a percentage of their time.\n3. Leads a multi-disciplinary integrative health team, including program manager, holistic nurse, whole health coaches, evaluation assistant, patient centered care coordinator, health promotion and disease prevention nurse and other staff as designated.\n4. Works collaboratively with members of the well-being programs, including PMR, recreational therapists, occupational therapists, and volunteers.\n5. Works collaboratively with whole health coaches and partners, who are working with patients to identify health and well-being goals and support sustainable behavioral and lifestyle changes.\n6. Provides education to existing Tomah VAMC clinical teams in integrative health principles.\n7. As applicable, provides environment for student, resident, and fellowship training.\n8. Provides grand rounds, in-services, and other training opportunities, as needed and decided on by whole health leadership team, in order to promote the whole health system transformation in Tomah VAMC and clinics\n9. Works collaboratively with academic affiliates to promote the growth of the whole health system. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment and Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Maybe Authorized\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 4pm or 8am - 4:30pm"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.