This position is in the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Office, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The incumbent serves as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) and reports directly to the Deputy Chief Academic Affiliations Officer. The Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) will ensure that knowledge of informatics is infused throughout OAA's mission and vision, overseeing trainees, trainee programs and academic affiliations. Duties include, but are not limited to: Leading the MIU program activities and supporting OAA's clinical health professions education service lines. Identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the direction and significance of national and international trends and developments occurring in health informatics to advice the Deputy Chief Academics Affiliations Officer and Chief Academic Affiliations Officer on the latest advancements and changing needs. Ensuring the VHA Electronic Health Record (EHR) system operates in a way that improves patient care, ensures patient safety, and meets the needs of providers through continuous evaluation, testing, and improvement of the system. Evaluating clinical information systems; analyzing and evaluating the effect of interventions on health outcomes; analyzing and evaluating systems with specific attention to needs of trainees, training programs and academic affiliations. Ensuring that the data needs of OAA are met from the EHR for reporting of policy, regulatory, and statutory requirements. Performing activities that support the management and delivery of educational experiences using information solutions and technology in all areas of healthcare. Working collaboratively with appropriate leadership to identify strategic opportunities and initiatives that will enhance organizational improvement efforts through the systematic application of informatics principles and tools. Working in a collaborative fashion with facility Health Informatics Specialists, Trainee Onboarding Managers, Designated Education Officers, OAA employees, and staff involved in the implementation of the new EHR to assure consistent national deployment. Performing a full range of human resource management duties to include interviewing of candidates, preparation of performance appraisals and standards, disciplinary actions, recommendations of appointment, and recommendations for advancement or promotion. Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, or as negotiated Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available Telework: May be available Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized PCS Expenses: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
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.