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Physician - Associate Chief Of Staff, Community In The Care

Temple, TX, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be Authorized.

This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. This position is announced until filled. Candidates may be referred upon application or as requested.

Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

o Candidate demonstrates leadership in delivering quality, cost-effective care through partnerships with VHA and Community Care providers.

o Incumbent directs and manages all administrative activities within the service line, successful performance of his/her assigned area, including customer satisfaction and the efficient delivery of services to our Veterans within the community.

o Responsible for monitoring and advancing patient safety quality standards and utilization management for the CITC Department.

o Ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader who is proficient in VHA databases, fully understands performance metrics and is able to monitor trends, etc.

o Incumbent will proactively partner with all staff in developing organizational systems for CITC using lean management principles to measure quality initiatives for facility performance effectiveness.

o Review cases in the community that need additional guidance and conduct needs-based reviews and modifications for patient care coordination.

o Candidate will also serve as a member of multiple facility committees and working groups. Attend leadership sessions or conference meetings as required.

o May be involved in other clinical duties as outlined by the Chief of Staff.

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

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.

Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.

Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.

Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).

Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.

CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.

Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.

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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.

(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]

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:

- Experience in VA and private sector health care

- Experience in administrative and leadership roles

Leadership/Manager Positions. Physician leadership and manager positions may be facility chiefs of staff, directors (i.e., medical center and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)); selected positions in VHA Central Office; and service chiefs or service line managers. Positions are approved for these levels based on the scope and complexity of the assignment and the level of responsibility.

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: Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of fingers; New vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); standing 4-6 hours; walking 4-6 hours


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