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The mission of VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS), is to provide coordinated, compassionate and comprehensive quality primary care, mental health, surgical, intensive and extended care to Veterans in a timely, accessible and cost effective manner. It is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a dual campus and combined VA mission. 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Extensive specialized knowledge of VA health care management. Three or more years experience in managing a primary care clinic or family practice clinic. Board certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. 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: All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required. In the process of providing patient care, the work involves regular and recurring periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, pulling, lifting, reaching and carrying. Manual dexterity is required to operate medical equipment and perform activities such as surgery, treatments and computerized medical record documentation. ["This position is located in the Primary Care Service Line and will be located at the Fort Wayne campus with travel to the Marion campus and associated CBOCs. This is an open continuous announcement until the position is filled. Qualified applicants will be referred as resumes are received. VANIHCS offers a competitive salary, incentives and excellent federal government benefits. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, day shift. May need to work off tour and/or weekends based on the needs of the Service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The successful candidate will serve as the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care at the Northern Indiana Health Care System under the supervision of the Chief of Staff. As the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care you will be responsible and accountable for the overall leadership, policy planning, budget, operations and performance of the service line including: Supervision and collaboration with providers, as well as the direct or indirect supervision of all clinical and administrative staff within the service line. The delivery of Veteran-centered, high quality and high value primary care. You will continuously monitor and improve Veterans access to care in the organization. Ensuring that the service activities are integrated with administrative and patient care support services in order to provide integrated patient centered care. Responsible, through mid-level supervisors, for the overall operations of all primary care clinics within the health care system including 2 hospitals and 4 community based outpatient clinics."]
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.