Primary Care (Section Chief/Physician)

Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of the patient population, in order to integrate primary functions into the care delivery of the LL ACC, and coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities within and outside VISN 22.
A faculty appointment at the Loma Linda University, School of Medicine may be available.
Duties will include the following: preparation of annual proficiency reports; OPPE/FPPE completion and review, per policy; preparation/submission of P4P documents, per policy; PACT/EPRP/SAIL review and management; leave and time card management and administration; clinic profile management; DSS Mapping management; collaboration with the patient advocates to address and resolve inquiries/complaints; preparation of controlled correspondence for Congressional/VISN/VACO inquiries; recruitment/retention of Primary Care providers; disciplinary action, as required; collaboration with HAS/Nursing leadership in Primary Care to effect clinical operations; oversight of PACT implementation, in collaboration with HAS/Nursing leadership; responsible for continuous improvement projects within Primary Care; responsible for Primary Care staff engagement and development; responsible for academic program management of medical residents & students, functioning within his/her assigned scope of Primary Care at the Loma Linda HCC; and other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday to Friday 8:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Alternative work hours, if desired, may be discussed and pursued if leadership is in agreement.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The Incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this Medical Center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
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: Board Certified in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine is strongly 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.); Straight Pulling, Pushing, reaching above shoulder, Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing aid (permitted).

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