The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a Physician to serve as Section Chief of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) within the Surgery Service-Line.
The Physician to serve as Section Chief of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) is accountable for oversight of clinical and administrative management for assigned section/specialty. Responsible for the quality of care delivered by the section/specialty assigned and accountable to any governing body for all aspects of that care performed by section/specialty providers. Supervises staff within the section/specialty assigned. Ensures the clinic is staffed appropriately and requests appropriate staffing levels are changed as needed. Compliant and holds staff accountable for compliance with VA, VHA Bylaws, policies, and procedures. Oversees section/specialty needs and assists with inspection of specialty clinical and administrative issues when directed as a part of VA, VHA, TJC (The Joint Commission, JACHO,OIG and any other audits. Acts as Service Chief when directed for coverage when Service Chief is unavailable.
Serves and participates in committees internal to VA as well as external when required. Assigns staff in section/specialty tasks and ensures staff tasks and duties are evenly distributed. Assigns staff in section/specialty to attend meetings and or committees as needed. Resolves conflicts within section/specialty to avoid disruption in patient care or clinic flow Surveillance of the professional performance of all individuals supervised and completes performance evaluations, Focused professional practice evaluations, ongoing professional practice evaluations and any other performance measurement tools as required by policy or law. Development and implementation of policies, manuals, procedure guides, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) as needed or required. Maintenance and contribution to quality control programs as assigned or appropriate. Reviews and monitors space and other resources for the section/specialty assigned.
Holds appropriate staff accountable for clinical, administrative, and surgical documentation, encounters, signed notes, consult review, and ensures timely entry and response. Assigns OR times and rooms for section/specialty within section/specialty block times and reviews cases for assigned specialty for urgency of need and priority. Assists Surgery service administrative staff with ensuring specialty clinic staff is accountable for education, occupational health, Human Resources, and clinical responsibilities. Approves and denies Leave requests as well as certifying timecards for assigned staff. Labor mapping and productivity reporting for assigned staff. Completes or assigns staff to engage new section/specialty employees for service/specialty/OR orientation.
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.