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Physician (Associate Chief Of Staff Primary Care)

Saint Louis, MO, USA | Leading Government / Military Company

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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The ACOS is a leadership position that is responsible for all aspects of primary care delivery and supervision of staff. In conjunction with the CoS, the ACOS is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support program; provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet the care and treatment needs of patients; and should be a forward-thinking physician who embraces Primary Care delivered via Patient Aligned Care Team model. A comprehensive skill set of clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of diverse patient populations; skills to integrate primary functions among the 2 medical centers, 9 outreach clinics & programs, and to coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities; must demonstrate knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations through appropriately and courteously relating to internal and external customers; positively support the goals of the Primary Care Services, the VA Health Care System, VISN and VHA; maintain and promote high ethical, clinical and administrative standards that are carried into the decision making process; responsible for developing both long and short term policies and plans for his/her program giving special consideration to the integration of the Primary Care Services programs within other service lines to ensure an interdisciplinary approach and a seamless health care system; makes recommendations to the CoS regarding all resource management issues, including personnel actions, budget, equipment, space, benchmarking issues, outreach and networking initiatives, "best practice issues", etc.; support and ensure compliance on the part of his/her staff support of resident supervision policy, clinical reminders, completion of encounters and consults, performance measures and indicators as required by local, VISN and national policy; and support patients' rights, high quality education programs for patients and staff, support and monitor time and attendance of all staff, and support and ensure compliance with productivity initiatives. Incumbent will be accountable to the CoS.

Work Schedule: Day tour with expectations of some extended hours. On call duties are included for administrative functions, and are shared with the Chief of Staff.

Relocation Expenses: Authorized

Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

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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


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/06/2019.

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: Key qualification for the successful candidate include board certification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties in Internal Medicine, substantial clinical and administrative experience in a tertiary care medical setting, and meeting the requirements for a faculty appointment at Saint Louis University. Prior clinical and administrative experience with the VA is desirable. The successful candidate must also demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills, an ability to work collaboratively with all of the medical center's customers and stakeholders, an ability to build and work effectively within teams, and a solid commitment to increasing the VA's ability to improve the health of our nation's Veterans.

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