The Chief, Health Informatics for theClinical Informatics Section is aligned underthe Deputy Chief of Staff's officeat theMcGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Chief, Health Informaticsis responsible for the management and operation of all clinical programs and services as directed by the Deputy Chief of Staff. The incumbent ensures thatknowledge of informatics is infused throughout the facility, and that clinical information issues affecting the delivery of care are clearly articulated and raised appropriately for action by the various managers and committees. The incumbent must possess both the requisite information technology (IT) expertise and the clinical perspective.
The Chief, Health Informaticshas primary responsibility for developing staff acceptance of the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and other clinical applications that support health care delivery for patients and care givers.A core competency of IT/Informatics consultancy at the point of care delivery will maintain and optimize the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) ability to deliver superb health care.
The incumbent acts as the key communicator of clinical informatics and will champion adoption of technology, such as computerized physician order entry (CPOE), clinical documentation, medication management, and ambulatory electronic medical records; will monitor compliance, recommend solutions to problems and processes, and will facilitate workflow redesign in support of best practices.
The McGuire VA Medical Center offers manyclinical services which includes a very active transplant program (heart, liver); the largest acute spinal cord injury center in the VA system; a poly-trauma unit (traumatic brain injury center); Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinic Center (PADRECC); a Geriatrics & Extended Care Unit (Center of Excellence); a research program (focusing on clinical trials); strong residency training program (primary affiliate Virginia Commonwealth University); and Hospice Unit. The Richmond VAMC is a leader in performance improvement and patient safety.
Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care. Expertise is available in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, radiology including PET scanner, dialysis, cardiology, endocrinology (Diabetes Center of Excellence), dentistry, spinal cord injury, and hospice. We have 3 community based outpatient clinics in Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Emporia, Virginia.
The applicant should be eligible for academic appointment at the associate or full professor level, and is expected to practice medicine at the Richmond VAMC in his or her field.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt
Supervisory Position: Yes
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Recruitment/relocation incentives: May be authorized
Financial Disclosure: Not required.
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 for the year in which the degree was granted.(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.
Mustpossess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.
All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by U.S.C. 7402(d)and 7405(f).
Applicants with a working knowledge and experience with SQL (Structured Query Language) database queries is highly preferred.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
Veterans eligibility documentation such as DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letters, as appropriate.
Copies of all licenses and specialty board certifications.
Please include any other documentation of education/awards/training, etc. which would enhance your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide a complete application package may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.