Physician - Care in the Community/Integrative Whole Health, VN-0602-00, Office of the Director

Saint Cloud, MN
Sep 10, 2018
Oct 07, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Care in the Community/Integrative Whole Health Champion Physician executes responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management complex patient care and community health care programs.


S/he functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant with a wide range of experience demonstrating leadership and performance that is broad enough to improve care for large groups of Veterans through influencing policies and decisions at the health care system level and beyond. The Care in the Community/Integrative Whole Health (CITC/IWH) Champion Physician is knowledgeable in Integrative Medicine and Whole Health, as well as Clinical Care, and will be charged with integrating the Whole Health approach into the established practices and processes. Whole Health is an approach which emphasizes Veteran empowerment and self-care in the larger context of well-being, and incorporates a full range of conventional and complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches. Clinical practices will be formed within the Primary & Specialty Medicine Service Line and cooperatively supervised with the Chief of Staff.

  • Provides leadership in the operations of the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, including staff training, education, scheduling, and coordination of care within the CITC/IWH team.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates Quality Improvement activities relating to Care in the Community.
  • Reviews, tracks and evaluates quality improvement initiatives related to CITC/IWH.
  • Develops and/or reviews protocols, order sets, clinical reminders, and note templates relating to CITC/IWH.
  • Focus of clinical practice is the evaluation of Veteran patients including prevention and patient self-management and responsible for referral to management of clinical concerns found during these evaluations.
  • Develops strategies and evaluates effectiveness of the CITC/IWH programs to achieve optimum patient outcomes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Work Schedule: Administrative days
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
EDRP: If you are a new Federal Employee or a transfer from another Federal agency, Education Debt Reduction Program funding may be authorized for the health professional education that was required of the position. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Recruitment Incentive: A recruitment incentive may be authorized.

This is an "Open and Continuous" announcement. Applicants will be reviewed for all required documentation and referred every two weeks until the vacancy is filled.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 15


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