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Physician Associate Chief Of Staff / Chief Of Medicine

Jackson, MS, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC is seeking an Associate Chief of Staff / Medicine to provide administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for Medicine Service to ensure achievement of the clinical, management and educational goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff.

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The incumbent has advanced clinical experience as well as demonstrated administrative and leadership skills.

Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care delivery

Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs

Management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated skills in providing clinical interface with other key stakeholders.

The responsibilities may include but not limited to:

Hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the service, including guidance and training for residents and other trainees.

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.

Continuously assesses and improves the processes of care delivery in the service so as to enhance patient safety.

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 changes.

Models behavior, attitudes, and action expected of all staff.

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 the medical center services in achieving the mission.

Develops collaborative relationships throughout the medical center, including active working relationships with the other clinical service chiefs, in order to assure full support and coordination between the services.

Effectively communicates with service employees, patients and their families, employees from other services.

Exhibits clear, honest, and open communications in meetings and other interactions.

Work Schedule: M-F 8 AM - 4:30 PM (other times as required); subject to change based on agency needs

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer




Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; 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


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: Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must possess strong administrative, managerial, and leadership skills in the areas of quality improvement, department operations, budget, and supervision of personnel in a wide variety of occupations.

Board Certification

A minimum of three years of Supervisor/ Manager/ Director/ Chief experience

Demonstrated record of academic productivity in clinical experience, teaching and research

Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate (orally, telephonically, and written) with others effectively and appropriately, presenting a professional image of the service and the VA.

Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.

Management Degree preferred: Such as MBA, MPH, or MHA

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