A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified applicants. The San Francisco VA Healthcare System (SFVAHCS), in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking applications for the position of Tele-Nephrology lead for Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 21. The VISN 21 Tele-Nephrology Director is a leadership position that oversees program operations of tele-nephrology, including strategic planning and program development. This position ensures that clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of available resources. The VISN 21 Tele-Nephrology Program will provide routine and urgent tele-nephrology care to VA facilities located in Palo Alto, Northern California, Fresno, Reno, Las Vegas, and the Pacific Islands and their affiliated outpatient clinics. The lead will receive joint academic appointment at UCSF. The Tele-Nephrology Director will work closely with the VISN 21 Tele-Health Coordinator to ensure the quality and timeliness of services provided and that those services are provided in a Veteran centric model. The Tele-Nephrology Director will collaborate closely with the VISN 21 Specialty Care Integrated Clinical Community (ICC) Lead. This position will report academically to the Nephrology Section Chief and operationally to the SFVAHCS Deputy Chief of Staff and to the VISN 21 Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and will support clinical and administrative tele-nephrology across seven VISN 21 facilities. In addition to serving a key leadership role within the SFVAHCS, the Tele-Nephrology lead will work collaboratively to support and contribute to outstanding research and education across all sites of care. Duties include, but not limited to: Participation in staff meetings, hospital committees, and peer review process, clinical directorships as may be assigned by the VISN 21 CMO. Demonstrate effective communication both down to staff and up to leadership, to include heads up (for adverse patient bad outcomes) and issue briefs. Timely completion of documentation and upkeep of credentials required for privileging and re-privileging. Participate in Clinical Pertinence Reviews (routine medical record reviews). Conducts open encounter & open consult management, CPRS documentation rules and requirements, adherence to clinic procedures for patient scheduling & access, ensuring staff productivity, oversight of relevant performance measures, participation with electronic communication and health management services and processes, and participation in the development of the new focus on the Medical Home and Patient Centric Care, Utilization, Quality, and Patient Safety oversight, process improvement (system redesign). Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life. Demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others. Use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession. Conduct physical examinations and treatment, coordination of medical care with primary care providers, other subspecialists, social workers, data managers, pharmacists, dietitians, nursing, and other personnel as a leader of a multidisciplinary team. Utilize virtual care to provide care to remote clinic locations. Ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner. Evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients to include but not limited to those with acute and chronic renal disease, hemodialysis and renal transplant patients. Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Provide resident and/or trainee supervision, as necessary and/or appropriate. Work collaboratively with other specialists, and Primary Care, to ensure patients receive continuous quality care and to provide nephrology training as requested. Function as the expert for patient care related to acute, chronic, and end-stage kidney disease, fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders. Generate appropriate consultation and follow-up note documentation, order prescription medications, provide diet recommendation and instruction, and other physician-driven or exclusive decisions. Other duties as assigned by VISN 21 CMO. Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; specific tour of duty may be negotiated upon entry. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599455800
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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.