Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment Incentive authorized for this position.
The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) reports to the clinic Administrator ofGreenvilleHealth Care Center(HCC) and works closely with the Chief of Staff and other members of theExecutive Leadership Team (ELT) at the Durham VAMC. The ACOS for Greenville Health Care Center provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the HCC clinical programs to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals The responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the service, including a research program and guidance and training for residents and other trainees. Additionally, theACOS is directly accountable to the Medical Center Executive Leadership Team for day-to-day administrative activities of the service, and accountable to the Chief of Staff for clinical program activities to include staff assigned to th Morehead City CBOC and overall compliance to VA, VHA, and VISN wide policies and procedures related to this service. This includes, but is not limited to the following along with other duties as required.
A. Customer Service: Bases planning on patient and staff feedback and projected needs. Plans the provision of services with a patient centered vision (in alignment with VHA guidelines and policies) so as to enhance patient education and shared decision making. Establishes a customer-oriented culture and promotes hiring of persons who fit that culture.
B. Quality Improvement: Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality of care provided by the service. Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality care through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools. Improves patient outcomes through the implementation of strategies such as clinical practice guidelines and critical pathways, health risk assessments, provider profiling, use of electronic medical record and clinical reminders, and case management.
C. Research and Education: Encourages and supports research and education missions. Facilitates translation of research findings into improved patient outcomes. Encourages continuing education for all personnel in the service and ensures compliance with performance standards.
D. Budget and Fiscal Management: Responsible for the financial management of the service, including budget oversight, planning, and management. Develops the annual strategic and budget plan for the service consistent with guidance and goals from the Director's Office and/or Fiscal Service, and oversees its execution and monitoring for issues. Develops and implements tracking methods to monitor the service's fiscal and other key operational activities. Under the direction of the Durham governance structure, collaborates with other service chiefs in the development and execution of the overall Medical Center strategic and business plan.
E. Organizational Stewardship: Demonstrates commitment to the Medical Centers goals. Encourages an atmosphere of trust and empowerment by example. Provides a clear vision of the future and leads the service through necessary changes. Demonstrates commitment and accountability to the "One VA" concept. Models behavior, attitudes, and action expected of all staff. Actively participates on committees, task forces, and other groups at the Medical Center and affiliates to assist in policy changes, as needed. Collaborates with executive, managerial, and clinical leadership in formulating local Medical Center Policy, resource planning for staffing, equipment and space. Identifies long and short-range needs to formulate proposals for executive level management consideration.
F. Team Building: Develops an interdisciplinary team of innovative, highly motivated individuals who are continuously striving for excellence in patient care and customer service. Develops a team that is technically competent and understands the interrelationships of all achieving the mission. Develops a team that build and maintain a patient-centered, cost-effective, integrated health care system.
G. Human Resources Management: Responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, rewards and recognition, training, and problem resolution as these actions relate to the service. Responsible for development and implementation of competencies, providing opportunities for continuing education, peer review, career development and professional enrichment for service employees.
H. Communications: Effectively communicates with service employees, patients and their families, employees from other services, stake holders, the triad, and VISN and VACO staff when required. Exhibits clear, honest, and open communications in meetings and other interaction.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
* Citizen of the United States:(Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
*English Language Proficient: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, chapter 2, section D, Paragraph 5a.
* Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
* Licensure and Registration - Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
* Educational requirements - Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
*Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
*Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
*Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
*For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
*First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
*Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR *Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
Preferred Qualification: Physician with training and practice experience in an appropriate adult medical specialty who meets the requirements fro a faculty appointment at the Brody School of Medicine (East Carolina University). Board-Certification is strongly preferred.
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.
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.
SALARY TO BE DETERMINED BY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD OF YOUR PEERS AND BASED ON YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with biohazardous materials.?, The work is primarily sedentary. The employee may sit comfortably in an office or clinic to perform the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, stooping, bending, and carrying light items such as papers, books, etc All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) *OF-306 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1739263.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.