Physician (Chief of Medicine Service)

The Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center is seeking a well-qualified full-time Physician with innovative leadership skills and good interpersonal skills to join the Marion VA Medical Center as Chief of Medicine.
The Service Chief will assume clinical and administrative responsibilities and demonstrate positive team spirit.
The Physician will be granted clinical privileges as a licensed independent practitioner in the applicable medical specialty.
The Chief, Medicine Service reports to and serves as the principle advisor to the Chief of Staff (COS) in all Medicine Service professional, clinical, administrative, and quality performance matters.
The duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
o Monitoring and ensuring that Medicine Service compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission (JC) standards, and other regulations.
o Overseeing professional and administrative activities within the assigned division including selection, orientation and continuing education of staff in collaboration with other Physician leaders.
o Assisting in coordination of program development to strengthen Medicine Service clinical programs and operational issues; and advise the Chief of Staff about the adequacy and appropriateness of the organization's scope of services and its professional and support staff.
o Assuring that individuals with clinical privileges competently provide service within the scope of privileges granted.
o Recommending appointment and clinical privileges for each member of the division and others requesting privileges within the division.
o Serving on the Clinical Executive Committee and Chairs the Medicine Service Quality Assurance Committee.
o Developing and implementing policies and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes.
o Utilizing 25% of their time providing clinical services to Veterans within their specialty and privileges.
These duties may include clinical appointments, performing procedures, conducting diagnostic evaluations, medication management and consultations.
Areas of responsibility consist of:
Acute Care (Hospitalist and ED providers), Cardiopulmonary (Cardiology, Pulmonary and Respiratory Therapy), and medical specialties (Neurology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Oncology/Chemo, Optometry and Dental).
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8:
00am to 4:
Functional Statement Title/#:
Physician, Chief, Medicine Service/#000000 Applications will be referred to the Selecting Official as they are received.

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