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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Deputy Medical Director - Primary Care) in Prescott, Arizona


A recruitment incentive may be authorized for this position.


The position is in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), at the Northern Arizona VA Medical Center (VAMC) in the Primary Care Service Line to include its outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and Rural clinics. The primary purpose of the position is to lead and supervise Primary Care Operations within their assigned area of operation. (Prescott, Western geographic areas (Lake Havasu City and Kingman) or Eastern/Northern geographic areas (Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Anthem and Rural Clinics); also providing backup cross-coverage when required. The incumbent may assume supervisory responsibility or program leadership of other areas, services or sections as assigned by the Prescott Primary Care Medical Director and/or Primary Care Service Line Manager. Responsible for the management and oversight of medical operations within the clinical services under their responsibility. Provide clinical and administrative leadership and serves as an advisor to the Chief of Staff. Participate in activities/committees/board impacting patient care, Veteran access, staff performance and morale as assigned. Provide backup cross-coverage to the East and West CBOC Medical Directors, PC-SLM and other Primary Care managers or clinical staff as required. Responsible for establishing/managing/conducting Pay-for-Performance, OPPE, FPPE, and performance evaluations for those under their supervision as appropriate Responsible for ensuring the staff under their supervision maintain required training/competencies in a timely manner. Provide direct patient care in outpatient clinics and/or inpatient wards and will participate in the on-call schedule if required, dependent on qualifications/expertise, and/or the needs of the service line. Effectively use current communication tools (email, instant messaging, etc.) to promptly respond to internal and external customer requests and lead communications within assigned services and sections. Responsible for ensuring services are provided in an efficient, high-quality, cost effective manner within the budget allocation. Responsible for recruitment, hiring, evaluation, disciplinary, and termination actions for assigned staff. Ensure a forum exists in which staff participate in identifying, communicating, and resolving issues related to local service line operations, overall health care system operations, ancillary and support operations and VISN or Enterprise wide mandates. Works with various stakeholders to ensure policies, procedures, performance goals, strategic plans and initiatives me communicated to staff and implemented. Review, interpret, and effectively uses performance reports, benchmark data, budget cost/expenditure documents, staffing, and other reports in decision-making. Contribute to the development, maintenance and enhancement of relations with internal and external entities. Participate in local administrative, management, safety, quality assurance performance, and other assignments, meetings or committees as assigned. Travel to the various CBOCs and PTOCs in Primary Care may vary depending on the needs of the service line. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians: 26 days paid vacation per year 13 days sick leave per year 10 paid holidays 15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement) Pay for performance up to an amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000 Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education Liability protection for Federal Employees Retirement - Federal Annuity Plan Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)


Conditions of Employment


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Prior supervisory experience is 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: Moderate Lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light Carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Walking - 2 hours; Standing - 2 hours; Near vison correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vison correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental/Emotional Stability required; Working Closely with Others; Working Alone


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.