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Job Title: Physician (Chief Health Informatics Officer)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Montgomery, AL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/01/2017
Expire Date: 11/30/2017
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Physician (Chief Health Informatics Officer)

The Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) is a physician who provides leadership in planning, direction, and support of an integrated program for health care informatics at the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS). The incumbent reports to Deputy Chief of Staff and must be technically skilled and knowledgeable about clinical informatics. The CHIO will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all clinical reminders. The CHIO will set-up, with input from the service chief's, provider profiles, with real-time data, on all clinical performance measures for each provider. The CHIO will automate a scorecard on clinical measures and other dimensions of care.

The CHIO functions as liaison among management, clinicians, and IT staff at the facility, as well as VISN or Region. The CHIO demonstrates a high level of analytical ability and an extensive knowledge of healthcare issues. The CHIO guides staff in taking advantage of innovations in clinical informatics technology. This includes innovative technologies that impact the delivery of clinical care throughout CAVHCS with particular attention to how clinical informatics technologies help or impede the delivery of care; review of innovations to CPRS and VistA systems with attention to assessing these innovations and considering methods of implementation; and exploration of new technologies or improvements to existing technologies that are developed in the private sector. The CHIO works with a staff of health informatics specialists. The CHIO has overall supervisor responsibility for staff supporting the CHIO office, Clinical Informatics staff, Tele health program including home tele health, My HealthyVet program and any other staff as assigned. The CHIO also acts as the physician champion for telemedicine initiatives. In addition, CHIO will have clinical practice and manage a panel of Veterans (40% time).

The CHIO must possess the following characteristics:

* Leadership and Organizational Representation;

* Program Management;

* Resource Management;

* Organizational Effectiveness;

* Quality Management ;

* Accountability.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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Basic Requirements:

* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

* 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.

* Must be a citizen of the United States

* Must have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

* Board certification or its equivalent, unless waived by the Chief Medical Director/Officer.

Preferred Experience:

* In-depth knowledge of Department of Veterans Affairs' technologies such as the Veterans Integrated Systems Technology Architecture (VistA), Computerized Patient Record System, and others;

* Knowledge of system-wide health care environment, including how business processes influence health care delivery and the flow of data among the major domains of the health care system;

* Prior experiences with leading organizational change, fostering collaboration, communicating effectively and managing large scale projects related to clinical information systems;

* Additional degree or certification in the field of informatics is preferred;

* Experience with information systems and processes enhance or compromise the decision making and actions of health care team members;

* Fundamental information system concepts, including the life cycle of information systems, the constantly evolving capabilities of information technology and health care, and the technical and non-technical issues surrounding system implementation;

* Experience clinical information systems implementation, user/patient impact, as well as how to support users and how to promote clinical adoption of systems.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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.

Permanent Change of Station Expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veteran Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station authorization includes the relocation of a household and travel expenses to new location due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. PCS expenses for non-VA employees are limited. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp

Physical Requirements:?, Lifting 15-44 pounds, carrying 15-44 pounds, Use of Fingers, Near Vision correctable 13"-16" Jeager 1-4, both eyes required, depth perception, hearing aid permitted. Must be able to communicate, ability to use computer.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Resume/CV (Required)

2. VA Form 10-2850Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrists and Chiropractors:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf(Required)

3. Most recent SF50 only if claiming current/former federal employment. (Required)

4. DD Form 214 only if claiming veteran status (Required)

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2009239.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Requirements:

Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

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.

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

Board certification or its equivalent, unless waived by the Chief Medical Director/Officer.

Preferred Experience:

In-depth knowledge of Department of Veterans Affairs? technologies such as the Veterans Integrated Systems Technology Architecture (VistA), Computerized Patient Record System, and others;

Knowledge of system-wide health care environment, including how business processes influence health care delivery and the flow of data among the major domains of the health care system;

Prior experiences with leading organizational change, fostering collaboration, communicating effectively and managing large scale projects related to clinical information systems;

Additional degree or certification in the field of informatics is preferred;

Experience with information systems and processes enhance or compromise the decision making and actions of health care team members;

Fundamental information system concepts, including the life cycle of information systems, the constantly evolving capabilities of information technology and health care, and the technical and non-technical issues surrounding system implementation;

Experience clinical information systems implementation, user/patient impact, as well as how to support users and how to promote clinical adoption of systems.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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.

Permanent Change of Station Expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veteran Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station authorization includes the relocation of a household and travel expenses to new location due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. PCS expenses for non-VA employees are limited. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp

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