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Associate Chief Of Staff (Ambulatory Care)

Albuquerque, NM, USA | USA Government

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    Government / Military
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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Albuquerque VA Healthcare Center is seeking a board certified Family Practice or Internal Medicine provider to be the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care Service.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Directly accountable to the Medical Center Management Team for day- to-day administrative activities of the service, and accountable to the Chief of Staff for clinical program activities and

overall compliance with VISN wide policies and procedures.

Links clinical improvements to operation efficiency for the service.

Formulates long and short-range goals and objectives, plans, and programs for the service with the Chief of Staff and facility management to integrate the Medical Center and VISN objectives.

Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in formulating local

Medical Center Policy, resource planning for human resources, equipment and space.

Involves union leadership in pre-decision formulation of policies and organizational changes

that affect the service members.

Monitors measured outcomes and works collaboratively with Medical Center Management.

Identifies long and short-range needs to formulate proposals for executive level management


Initiates actions on a continuing basis for progressive improvement of the service delivery that

involves preparing and justifying funding requests for the service.

Formulates and recommends the interdisciplinary service policies and establishes and

implements administrative activities, techniques, procedures, and methods to assure sound,

meaningful, and practical clinical program consistency in keeping with current and advanced

concepts and objectives of the Medical Center.

Coordinates the interdisciplinary service activities with other services and clinics of the facility

by collaborating with other Service Chiefs in the Medical Center to achieve optimum

interdepartmental cooperation to assure that quality patient care is maintained.

Defines the requirements, functions, and scope of the service to other services. Collaboratively

involved with other service management and/or interdisciplinary teams in discussions of

proposed new and/or revised service initiatives.

Participates in the development and implementation of Medical Center policy affecting patientcare, treatment and services includes developing, implementing, and evaluating philosophy, objectives, policies, and standards essential for delivering optimal care to patients.

Participates on committees, task forces, and other groups at the Medical Center and

affiliate schools to assist in policy changes.

Supports a program of staff development that upgrades knowledge and skills of the service

personnel and prepares future leaders for the service. Assures that service education maintains

goals and objectives compatible with the overall service plans, goals, and objectives and

encourages staff to request and attend program development offerings.

Promotes an environment in which line service staff and others integrate research into clinical

practice and assures that staff members are informed of policies related to research and that

pertinent research studies are made available to all staff.

Maintains awareness, understanding, application, and practice of established and revised

VHA, VISN, and Medical Center policies, precedents, and directives pertaining to the service.

Such established guidelines and precedents sometimes require considerable judgment and

originality in developing innovative approaches to resolving very difficult situations.

Maintains effective working relationships with local union representatives using partnership


Collaborates with Human Resources personnel to meet labor management partnership

obligations in planning policy changes within the Medical Center that may have potential impact

on the service.

Identifies performance improvement opportunities and applies approved criteria in the process

of accessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating such opportunities.

Ensures all administrative responsibilities are timely and accurate. Proficiency and performance appraisals are completed within 45 days of due date.

Implements service guidelines consistent with the successful accomplishment of Performance

Measures (wait times, clinic practice guidelines, performance indicators, customer service

standards, etc.). Monitors progress on an ongoing basis and informs the Chief of Staff of areas

of concern and recommends corrective actions.

Serves as an active participant in the teaching of medical school residents. Provides an

environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages continual learning.

Performs clinical duties/direct patient care activities a minimum of 25 percent of duty hours.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Yes

Compressed/Flexible: No

Virtual: No


Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:

United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Internal Medicine or Family Practice

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.

Physical Requirements: Yes


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