The Chief, Medical Service is responsible for providing leadership in the Department of Medicine in support of delivery of Specialty and Acute Care services for the VA Louisville; and is accountable for ensuring quality and cost-effective care. The position has a strong administrative component; however clinical duties will be required to maintain proficiency. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The Robley Rex Veterans Affair Medical Center (VAMC) in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with the Department of Medicine at the University of Louisville (UofL), is seeking a board-certified internist for the full-time position of Chief, Medical Service. The medical center is a major affiliate of the UofL School of Medicine with fully integrated medical student, residency, and fellowship programs. The VAMC offers a continuum of healthcare through primary, tertiary, and acute care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, dentistry, and extended care, utilizing 114 operating beds, and operating eight community based outpatient clinics. The Medical Service is a multidisciplinary department, offering inpatient care services (acute general medicine, ICCU and TCU), diagnostic services (Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Stress, Nuclear Medicine, Endoscopy, ERCP, Motility Studies, TEE, Bronchoscopy, Autonomic Testing, EEG, EMG, Evoked Potential, Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary Function and Sleep Study Labs), and provides oversight to subspecialty care in the inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, Medical Service plays an active role in the UofL's Department of Medicine research program. This position carries with it important responsibilities for medical education and clinical quality assurance. The Robley Rex VAMC serves as an important site of education for medical students taking their core clinical rotation in internal medicine as well as internal medical house officers and specialty trainees. The Chief, Medical Service will work collaboratively with the officials of the UofL responsible for undergraduate and graduate medical education to assure a constructive educational experience. In addition, ongoing quality assurance procedures to assure an excellent patient experience also fall within this individual's realm of responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellent clinical care and its methodical assessment. Applicants with a demonstrated record of academic productivity in teaching and research, and clinical experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess strong administrative, managerial, and leadership skills in the areas of quality improvement, department operations, budget, and supervision of personnel in a wide variety of occupations. The candidate must be comfortable working with the division chiefs (or chairs) of each medical subspecialty, dermatology, and neurology. Applicants must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Louisville at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved for highly qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8am to 430pm
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.