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Physician Chief Health Informatics Officer Job in RICHMOND, VA

Physician Chief Health Informatics Officer Job in RICHMOND, VA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $120,000.00 to $262,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/17/2017 Close Date 12/15/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/17/2017 to 12/15/2017

  • Salary

    $120,000 to $262,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    Our Mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


    Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

    VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

    For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.   

    Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, is actively seeking a full-time board eligible/board certified physician for the position of Chief Health Informatics Officer.  The medical center is a 427-bed tertiary care, teaching facility closely affiliated with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  We are a teaching hospital, with modern technology that supports our education and research mission.

    Richmond is a thriving mid-size city centrally located within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Washington, DC and Eastern Shore beaches. The area offers affordable cost of living with nationally recognized school systems and diverse cultural and educational opportunities for all ages. 

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    The Chief, Health Informatics for the Clinical Informatics Section is aligned under the Deputy Chief of Staff's office at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.  The Chief, Health Informatics is responsible for the management and operation of all clinical programs and services as directed by the Deputy Chief of Staff.  The incumbent ensures that knowledge of informatics is infused throughout the facility, and that clinical information issues affecting the delivery of care are clearly articulated and raised appropriately for action by the various managers and committees.  The incumbent must possess both the requisite information technology (IT) expertise and the clinical perspective.

    The Chief, Health Informatics has primary responsibility for developing staff acceptance of the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and other clinical applications that support health care delivery for patients and care givers.  A core competency of IT/Informatics consultancy at the point of care delivery will maintain and optimize the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) ability to deliver superb health care.

    The incumbent acts as the key communicator of clinical informatics and will champion adoption of technology, such as computerized physician order entry (CPOE), clinical documentation, medication management, and ambulatory electronic medical records; will monitor compliance, recommend solutions to problems and processes, and will facilitate workflow redesign in support of best practices. 

    The McGuire VA Medical Center offers many clinical services which includes a very active transplant program (heart, liver); the largest acute spinal cord injury center in the VA system; a poly-trauma unit (traumatic brain injury center); Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinic Center (PADRECC); a Geriatrics & Extended Care Unit (Center of Excellence); a research program (focusing on clinical trials); strong residency training program (primary affiliate Virginia Commonwealth University); and Hospice Unit. The Richmond VAMC is a leader in performance improvement and patient safety.

    Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care. Expertise is available in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, radiology including PET scanner, dialysis, cardiology, endocrinology (Diabetes Center of Excellence), dentistry, spinal cord injury, and hospice. We have 3 community based outpatient clinics in Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Emporia, Virginia. 

    The applicant should be eligible for academic appointment at the associate or full professor level, and is expected to practice medicine at the Richmond VAMC in his or her field. 

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status:  Exempt

    Supervisory Position:  Yes

    Bargaining Unit Position:  No

    Recruitment/relocation incentives:  May be authorized

    Relocation expenses:  Authorized

    Financial Disclosure:  Not required.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484792500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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