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Job #: R-00085700
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Health Science
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. For decades, the VHA has been a pioneer and leader in healthcare innovation. Today, wearable technologies, big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, and telehealth capabilities are driving significant and growing segments within the healthcare market. These emerging technologies, which are poised to transform care experience and service, can require enormous up-front investments and if not carefully designed, developed, and validated and/or tested in real-world settings, can yield little value to healthcare system or the patients it serves.

The AVAIL – Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning – indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract serves as an opportunity to further the VA’s long-standing tradition as a pioneer in medical innovation and VHA’s journey towards excelling as a learning organization by offering VHA and the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL) the availability to augment its ongoing design, development, and testing efforts around healthcare innovation in order to looking to increase efficiency and optimize their clinicians’ professional capabilities as well as to be better prepared to handle unexpected challenges, such as the COVID pandemic . OHIL has identified 5 major innovation task categories or “growth areas” in which ongoing efforts are focused on: (1) Personalized Care; (2) Data Transformation; (3) Digital Care; (4) Immersive Technology; and (5) Care and Service Delivery Models. AVAIL will augment VHA and OHIL’s capacity, through subject matter expertise, to design, develop, and test novel solutions and accompanying care and service models in the real-world setting of the VHA, ensuring that solutions create meaningful value for VHA clinicians, administrators, caregivers, and most importantly, Veterans, before being scaled into clinical production.  This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference every day in the work you do and positively impact the lives of millions.  Let’s talk about how great it would feel to end each day knowing what you do matters to so many!  Apply now for details on this exciting program.

Leidos is looking for Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Clinical Physician to Center for Care and Payment Innovation (CCPI) Performance-Based Payment Model (PBPM) on the Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning (AVAIL) program. This position serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Clinical Physician on a contract to develop and drive innovative care and payment models that advance high-value care and deliver holistic impact for Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, Center for Care and Payment Innovation (CCPI) is focused on developing a performance-based payment innovation model for care delivered in the home.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide counsel, advice, and strategic direction incorporating a clinical point of view.

  • Consult with government staff/customer representatives to define and clarify the need or problem.

  • Assist in elaborating program requirements.

  • Provide strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff.

  • Provide analysis, evaluation, and recommendations for improvements, optimization development of the program solution set.

  • Analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.

  • Engage government staff/customer representatives in appropriate communication that manages their expectations and builds a collaborative relationship with them.

  • Provide clinical, policy, and health systems insights, knowledge, and expertise related to solution development.

  • Confirm if the solution set is correctly supporting the process.

  • Provide ad hoc reports as requested.

  • Comply with all contract requirements, schedules, and provisions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Ph.D.)  with 10+ years of experience as a physician executive with both commercial and VHA experience

  • Possesses advanced technical knowledge of healthcare systems and operations.

  • Previous experience conducting high-level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation, training, and implementation advice on complex problems which require doctorate level knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $156,000.00 - $210,600.00


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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