Physician - Chief of Medicine

The incumbent of this position will work under the Chief of Staff at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Interprets the needs of the Network and institution, develops participation in problem solving, obtains buy-in, and optimizes the practice of care.
  • Serves as the contact for affiliates and maintains responsibilities for developing and maintaining partnership in education and research.
  • Takes an active role as a member of the Local Leadership Council, serving as a resource and an impartial participant.
  • Serves as a Veteran advocate for quality of medical care, patient rights, and confidentiality. When necessary, recommends appropriate programmatic changes and responses to issues of patient complaints.
  • Ensures the Medical Staff maintains the appropriate competency levels by promoting educational programs. May serve as the facility Medical Review Officer.
  • Key leader in the design, development, implementation and review of clinical care within the medical center.
  • Provide direct patient care as needed in outpatient, inpatient and urgent care settings as needed, utilizing face to face visits and telemedicine.
?Responsible for medical staff in the following levels of care:Primary Ambulatory Care
  • Specialty Care (Chiro, Pain, Eye, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Cardio, Podiatry)
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Acute Care
  • Urgent Care Clinic
  • Compensation and Pension
  • Employee Health
Work Schedule: Full Time. Hours are TBD
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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: Managing and supervising diverse clinical disciplines.
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:
Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the VA Drug-Free Workplace Program. If you are tentatively selected for the position and are not now in a TDP subject to random testing, you may be subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to final selection. Applicants who refuse to be tested will not be selected.
Physical Requirements: Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination.

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