The Clinic Practice Manager (CPM) provides leadership/management of interdisciplinary patient care services within a Primary Care setting. The CPM along with a Nurse Manager and Supervisory Advanced Medical Support Assistant will be responsible for the daily operations of the group and the first-line supervisor for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants within the group. The CPM is a member of the Primary Care Clinical Board and responsible for clinical leadership duties. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board eligible or certified and at least one year of Internal and/or Family Medicine experience; 1-3 years of previous supervisory/managerial experience leading/managing multidisciplinary health care professionals in a hospital or large clinic environment. 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: Moderate carrying and lifting (15-44 pounds); Straight pulling and pushing (0.5 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Kneeling (0.5 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Mental and emotional stability Environmental Factors: Working closely with others. ["The duties and responsibilities of the Clinical Practice Manager include but are not limited to the following: Practices within the Primary Care Division and provides leadership and guidance across the Division. Demonstrates a high level of flexibility and commitment to meet the needs of a complex evolving patient care system, and act as a change agent within the Primary Care Group Practice. Holds clinic providers accountable for performance in quality patient care and achievement of productivity targets. Serves as a member of the Primary Care Clinical Board, which will be the Clinical Leadership Group of the Primary Care Division. Promotes an environment conducive to cooperation and integration of clinical and administrative roles leading to high productivity, customer and staff satisfaction developing strong communication channels within programs and across internal and external programs and product lines. Remains attentive to the concerns and needs of staff members and promotes staff education and professional development. Skillful in current labor relation practices and laws and the concepts of AFGE Union partnership. Promotes equal employment opportunity practices and positive labor relations. Responsible for all supervisory duties including annual performance evaluations and addressing all performance and conduct issues in a timely manner, following VA regulations. Responsible for the time and attendance of all providers working in the practice including leave planning, so that the clinic is adequately staffed during any time of operation. Responsible for maintaining appropriate staffing levels for the assigned Group Practice. Regularly attends Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) meetings, ensuring teams meet consistently and focus on addressing population health. Participates regularly in updating and optimizing the clinic provider schedule matrices, ensuring maximum productivity and appropriate administrative time. Holds all subordinates accountable to all Primary Care Division and organizational and corporate policies and expectations. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After a selection is made, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification). Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday with varying tours between 7:00am to 5:30 pm 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."]
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.