VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is seeking an Occupational Health Department Chief at the VAPHS aligned under the Emergency Medicine Service Line. The VA Pittsburgh Medical Center is an acute tertiary care Level IA facility The incumbent will serve as the Occupational Health/Preventive Medicine Section Chief (Physician) located within the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System assigned to the Emergency Medicine Service. Assignments to other facilities within the Pittsburgh VA may be required to meet the needs of the service. Major Duties Include but not limited to: Initial and subsequent official VA personnel actions. Assisting employees in health promotion and disease prevention. Safeguarding the health and safety of employees and others. Detecting unsafe working conditions or those which may pose health hazards. Detecting diseases, discussing any detected non-work related medical findings with the employee and recommending consultation with a personal health care provider. Determining whether the employee is medically able to return to work or resume regular duties without impairing his/her own health or the health of others after a period of injury or illness. Pre-placement physical examination to determine the physical, cognitive and emotional fitness of applicants for appointment. Determining medical clearance status, and Annual health promotion evaluations including screening tests at the request of the employee. Special physical examination to determine fitness-for-duty. Ordering psychiatric and psychological assessment, as indicated. Completion of a medical report for all OWCP cases treated in the facility. Providing consultation and advisement to facility-based Occupational Health services, as indicated. Supervising all staff aligned under the Occupational Health Department to include physicians, advanced practice professionals and administrative staff. The incumbent will provide oversight to the Occupational Health Department at all sites of care within Pittsburgh VHAPTH. Providing a full spectrum of preventive medicine and occupational medicine services. Applying knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of occupational and environmental disease, injury, disability, or death. Applying epidemiological, environmental and global health principles in the planning, evaluation and management of the health care worker population. Ensuring surveillance programs and policies are in place to protect the health and well-being of employees, volunteers and others and that programs are in compliance with applicable laws, regulatory agency requirements, and VA Policy. Participates in departmental quality assurance and performance improvements. Functioning as a consultant to Human Resources, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety. Demonstrating flexibility and oversight of protocol development, contact tracing, and overall response to outbreaks and pandemics. Serving as the subject matter expert when needed. Utilization of Virtual Care Modalities is an expectation of this role, where appropriate. May have additional duties as assigned, and based on organizational need at all times. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework Availability: Ad Hoc Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.