POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REFFERRED AFTER REVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS.
1. General Description:
(A complete Functional statement is available upon request)
A primary objective of the Primary Care/Specialty Medicine Service Line is to mentor and lead competent, satisfied staff dedicated to providing high quality patient-centered care at the Fargo VA Health Care System (FVAHCS). The ACOS, SM is a department level management position supporting this objective through administrative leadership. The incumbent is responsible for the direct management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations within the specialty medicine division of the service line (Neurology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Hospice/Palliative Care, Endocrinology, Oncology, Hospitalist Services). These duties include direct supervision of physicians and mid-level providers, coordination of work schedules and responsibility for clinical performance measures. The incumbent works closely with other leaders within the service line and facility to ensure optimization of resources in the care delivery model. Additionally, s/he participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance, and other assignments, meetings or committees as necessary or assigned.
Excellent communication skills are a key competency for the position. The incumbent will be expected to facilitate communication up and down the Service Line and will be the primary conduit of information to his/her colleagues/subordinates as well as to Service Line leadership.
The position requires a leader skilled at:
*Exceptional flexibility/adaptability as evidenced by the ability to manage multiple administrative and/or clinical tasks/priorities necessary to manage the SM issues of the service line.
*The ability to think and act creatively and innovatively, looking beyond day to day operations via proactive planning.
*The ability to challenge systems and processes to improve access to care and the care delivery process
*The ability to comfortably and effectively work within a service line leadership team environment
The ACOS, SM may have clinical duties assigned specific to their subspecialty or as otherwise specified based on the unique skills and desires of the candidate. It is anticipated that the position will be at least 75% administrative, but may vary depending on the needs of the facility/service line.
Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 0800 - 1630
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
Board certification or possess equivalent training and experience. A proven track record demonstrating strong leadership and managerial experience.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:?,
Heavy lifting and carrying (45 lbs. and over); straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking and standing (up to 4 hours); repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(all documents except ECQs)
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1569255.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.