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Incumbent is a Director for the Whole Health Clinical Service, located in the Whole Health Service within VA Loma Linda Health Care System. 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. Education. Doctor of Audiology (AuD) from an audiology program recognized by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The CAA is the only accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit entry-level audiology programs. HR office staff and management officials may verify the program accredited from CAA at www.caa.asha.org. OR Other doctoral degree in hearing science or a directly related field from an institution accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the USDE Licensure. Individuals must hold a full, current and unrestricted license to practice audiology at the doctoral level in a United States state, territory, commonwealth or the District of Columbia Proficiency in spoken and written English. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: Preferred minimum 5 years experience in VA Healthcare, working in some aspects of Whole Health. References: 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluation ["he duties include but are not limited to: The primary role of a Clinical Director is to manage and plan how services are delivered and contribute to the process of strategic planning, influencing and responding to organizational priorities. This will involve responsibility for creating an annual Whole Health System Strategic Plan, identifying Whole Health system development priorities, and working with the Executive Team/ appropriate Service level chiefs, Associate Chief of Staff's and program coordinator and whole health steering committee. Provide leadership to the Whole Health System. Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of any potential medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to the Whole Health System. Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of the Whole Health System's performance improvement plan. Advocate for the Whole Health System with VHA leadership and the medical community. Jointly select Whole Health System team members. Providing clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans. Being readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. Participating in Whole Health System team meetings. Keeping the Whole Health System team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards. Collaborating with other Whole Health System Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on program development issues. Creating strategic partnerships with VHA facility program directors and service line chiefs. Creating strategic partnerships with community organizations in order to promote health and well-being offerings within the community (optional) chairs whole health steering committee and provides oversight to supervisors of 3 elements of Whole Health System (empowerment - pathway, equipping- well-being/self-care, and treatment-whole health clinical care). Provides direct line supervision to program coordinator/specialist for Whole Health System Maintains inventory of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) approaches offered at VHA facility, including gap analysis as it relates to CIH approaches that must be offered by VA/community per Directive 1137 Clinical Directors report to: (the Chief of service line, and/or directly or indirectly to executive team member, alternatively, to quality management, or another cross-cutting organizational committee. All of these are examples and reporting structure should be determined by individual facility.) The Clinical Director is accountable for resources used, directly and indirectly, by the Whole Health System. The Clinical Director occupies the lead management role within the Whole Health System. Each member of staff has a reporting relationship, through their line supervisor, to the Clinical Director. Development and implementation of measures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the designated areas of responsibility. Supporting clinical training and continuing professional development throughout the Whole Health System team in line with personal and professional development plans and organizational / clinical need. Working closely with management team colleagues and senior clinicians on the recruitment of permanent, temporary and locum staff. Provision of strategic clinical input and ensuring effective advice to the service line ACOS, service line chief, and executive team. Development and execution of a Whole Health Business Plan for the medical center. The plan should identify the medical facility mission, goals, objectives and strategies for accomplishment together with related resource implications. The business plan should also take cognizance of and be consistent with the VA facility's overall strategic business direction. Development of annual budgetary report based on quality activity and financial information and projections. Promotion and development of measures to enable the Director to monitor Whole health system staff individual performance and to assess clinical outcomes; and addressing performance issues at Director, Team and individual level. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800 - 1630 Pacific Standard Time Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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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.