James J Peters VA Medical Center is seeking a Chief of Medicine who will provide administrative and programmatic leadership to oversee and accomplish its mission in clinical care, research and education. Successful candidates must qualify for an appointment at a rank of Associate or full Professor, show evidence of high potential for leadership of an academic program, and have the ability to initiate a strategic vision for the department, while working collaboratively to accomplish mutual goals. The Chief of Medicine will lead a significant expansion of the academic program at the James J Peters VA. The incumbent will be based at the James J Peters VA Medical Center, a close affiliate of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Successful candidates must hold a doctor of medicine degree, be board eligible or board certified. The Chief of Medicine will develop the residency and fellowship program experiences at the VA, and oversee the development of the basic science and clinical research programs for the residents and fellows. The Chief of Medicine will have overall medical oversight of the in-patient units, quality of care, patient experience, SAIL metrics (readmission, infection control, and other SAIL metrics), and out-patient medical sub-specialties clinic. In addition, the candidate must have demonstrated knowledge in caring for the Veteran population, the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. This person will act as the primary liaison between the James J. Peters VA and the Department of Medicine of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, mentoring skills and diplomacy as well as a good understanding of the Department of Veterans Affairs operations, rules and regulations. Providing leadership and strategic vision for medicine inpatient activities and clinics. Collaborate with other service chiefs and program managers at VA, and the System Chair of Medicine department at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in formulating local Medical Center Policy, resource planning for manpower, equipment and space. Support the academic mission and oversee training and research opportunities. Guide the development and implementation of programs such as medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality, and performance improvement. Recommend clinical privileges for each member of the service. This position is responsible for recruiting and hiring clinicians and is also responsible for monitoring provider performance and medical outcomes. Engage in clinical service activities in his/her area of specialization. The Chief of Medicine sits on a number of important committees; both at the medical center and VISN levels, and attendance and participation are critical elements of this position. Participates in the development and implementation of Medical Center policy affecting patient care and services. This involves collaborating with colleagues in developing, implementing, and evaluating philosophy, objectives, policies, and standards essential for delivering optimal care to patients. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Staff of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Learn more Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am- 4:30pm
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.