• Director, Office of Partnered Data Exchange – VHA

    Director, Office of Partnered Data Exchange- (Physician)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Office Health Informatics (OHI), Health Informatics (HI), Interoperability Office (IO)
    Required Documents
    How to apply
    Open & closing dates
    06/03/2019 to 07/01/2019
    Pay scale & grade
    VM 15
    $104,843 to $235,000 per year
    Education and length of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

    Appointment type
    Work schedule
    1 vacancy in the following location:

    Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
    1 vacancy
    Relocation expenses reimbursed
    Telework eligible
    Yes as determined by agency policy
    This job is open to

    Federal employees – Excepted service
    Current excepted service federal employees.

    The public
    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
    Clarification from the agency
    Open to all US Citizens.
    Announcement number
    Control number
    Work Schedule: Monday- Friday: 8:00 am -4:30 pm
    Position Description Title/PD#: Director, Office of Partnered Data Exchange (Physician) PM# 631
    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Not Available
    Telework: Eligible
    Virtual Position: Yes
    Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure report: No

    This recruitment is for one position with Office Health Informatics (OHI), Health Informatics (HI), Interoperability Office (IO), Office of Partnered Data Exchange.
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    Director, Office of Partnered Data Exchange (Physician) PM#631

    The Director of Partnered Data Exchange (PDE) manages programs for data exchange that involve cultivation and maintenance of trusted relationships with other entities, with an emphasis on data quality review and improvement. PDE implements VA’s strategic goal to advance interoperability and seamless community care for Veterans. This position reports to the Director, Clinical Informatics and Data Management Office within the Office of Health Informatics (also known as Deputy CMIO), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Washington DC.
    The Office is an active participant and influencer in the national interoperability landscape, working closely with national and regional health information exchanges, federal policy makers, EHR vendors and Healthcare organization nationwide. PDE utilizes its expert knowledge to research, develop and deploy interoperability solutions for clinicians caring for Veterans across the continuum of care.

    The major program areas of VHIE include:
    – Community partner engagement and onboarding
    – Design and implementation of information sharing modalities and systems, examples include CDA content development, ADT notification, VA Direct Messaging and Query-based Exchange
    – VA clinician/staff communication and workflow deployment
    – Veteran outreach and communication
    – Community data quality assessment and management
    – Evaluation, measurement and reporting on information sharing performance and outcomes

    Provides strategic leadership and day-to-day management/accountability over the office’s
    programs, operations, workplans, budget, policy and multiple large-scaled contracts. S/he is responsible for managing resource requirements and utilization and for monitoring project development and delivery within available resources. The assignment has both short-term and long-term effects on the level of services provided by OHI, VHA, and VA.
    Provides technical, business, informatics and clinical subject matter expertise, as well as senior level
    leadership, management, and supervision to the program.
    Requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that encompasses many diverse
    initiatives. These initiatives are implemented nationwide, impacting VHA clinicians, VA facilities, Veterans, and community partners.
    Travel Required
    Occasional travel – Monthly, 6-10 Number of nights may be expected to travel for this position per month
    Supervisory status
    Promotion Potential
    Job family (Series)
    0602 Medical Officer
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    Physicians, All Other
    Conditions of Employment
    United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
    Designated and/or random drug testing required
    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    You may be required to serve a probationary period
    Subject to a background/security investigation
    Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    Must pass pre-employment physical examination
    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/01/2019.
    Basic Requirements:
    a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
    b. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
    (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
    (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
    (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
    NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate’s credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
    c. Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
    NOTE: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. § 7402(f)). This requirement does not apply to licensed physicians on VA rolls as of November 30, 1999, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification.

    Preferred Experience: Understand technical architecture and information-quality issues for health information exchange and have familiarity with technical implementation of health system interfaces with national and regional health information exchanges.

    Preferred Experience:Understand technical architecture and information-quality issues for health
    information exchange and have familiarity with technical implementation of health system interfaces
    with national and regional health information exchanges.

    Preferred Experience: Maintain clinical and clinical informatics certification.

    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: Physical requirements are those physical, mental and emotional capabilities and characteristics that are essential for successful job performance. Physical requirements must be clearly supported by the actual duties of the position and documented in the position description or functional statement, and supported by a study(ies) or evaluation(s) establishing physical requirement(s) is job-related to the occupation(s). An applicant or employee may not be disqualified arbitrarily on the basis of physical requirements or other criteria that do not relate specifically to performance of the duties of a specific position.
    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
    Additional information
    VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

    Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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    How You Will Be Evaluated
    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    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.

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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance
    Drug test required
    Position sensitivity and risk
    NCS/High Risk
    Trust determination process
    Required Documents
    Required Documents
    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):


    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50’s, etc.
    Cover Letter
    DD-214/ Statement of Service
    Other (1)
    Other (2)
    SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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    How to Apply
    How to Apply
    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/01/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10506208.
    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

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    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

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    Agency contact information

    VHA Service Center – 1
    6100 Oak Tree Boulevard
    Independence, OH 44131
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    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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