Physician - Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Internal Number: 663653400
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is seeking a Chief Health Informatics Officer. The applicant should possess the leadership, energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. You will be given a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans! To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Two or more years of clinical informatics and health care information technology expertise, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine 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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours; standing 4-8 hours; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; emotional and mental stability required. ["The Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) is responsible for operationalizing health informatics functions and processes as they relate to information gathering, analysis, clinical care, education, and presentation to the benefit of clinical staff, patients and the leadership team. The CHIO will work closely with the Office of Information and Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Applications Coordinators (CAC), Facility Telehealth Supervisor, Data Analytics Committee, and clinical end-users to enhance methodologies, systems redesign, and user-ability related to the interface of clinician-clinician and clinician-patient interactions via the Electronic Health Record System (EHRS). These efforts arch towards goal of providing the highest quality patient care and improved medical documentation. The position is 50 administrative and 50 percent clinical time. The CHIO reports directly to the facility Chief of Staff (COS). The CHIO will update and maintain clinical functionality of the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and Cerner EHRS that have direct patient care interface (e.g. consults, orders, templates, clinical reminders) and review and make recommendations on proposals for informatics technology acquisition that will impact delivery of clinical care.at the main facility and CBOCs. s. As an Informaticist - the CHIO will be recognized as a leader in the Healthcare and Information Management arenas, possessing both the requisite information technology (IT) expertise and knowledge of health care from both a clinical and administrative perspective to include leveraging the utilization of mobile and virtual technologies to improve point of care delivery to Veterans. The incumbent will assist in the development of strategic plans for clinical and administrative information systems and will foster relationships with internal staff as well as local and national information technology professionals. By establishing a core competency of IT/informatics consultancy and performance management at the point of health care delivery, the incumbent will maintain and optimize the ability for OGJVAMC to deliver superb healthcare. The CHIO is a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Peer Review Committee and Professional Standards Board, and is a privileged licensed independent practitioner within the facility. The CHIO presents on health informatics topics at the monthly professional services meeting. The CHIO monitors and engages in informatics and systems redesign related to organizational improvement on Strategic Analytics Improvement and Learning (SAIL) healthcare metrics.\nThe CHIO will supervise and provide guidance to facility CACs setting short and long-range goals and objectives for these employees. Additionally, knowledge is required in the areas of planning, programming, budgeting, program integration, interoperability, leadership, team building, and oversight of facility clinical informatics. - Coordinates the integration of inter- and intradepartmental services.\n- Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.\n- Recommends staffing levels for services within CHIO office.\n- Coordinates recruitment of qualified and competent staff within the CHIO office.\n- Provides continuing surveillance of the professional performance of all individuals for all direct reports.\n- Provides continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided.\n- Represents the COS service line on various Medical Center Committees and provides follow-through on items discussed in those forums.\n- Holds regular meetings with staff.\n- Ensures that the CHIO service line is in compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards, as well as other external regulatory bodies. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized to Highly Qualified Candidates\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Full Time, 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.