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Physician (Chief Of Staff)

Honolulu, HI, USA | USA Government

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As physician executive, the Chief of Staff (COS) is involved in VA Pacific Islands Health Care System's leadership and management of resources, organizational performance improvement, patient and employee satisfaction, environment of care, and strategic planning. The COS serves as advisor to the Medical Center Director on issues related to provision of direct patient care and promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessment.

Serves as a member of the senior executive leadership team and provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership, ensuring the delivery of high quality clinical care, professional education and medical research at the Medical Center. In addition to making clinical decisions, the Chief of Staff participates in organizational planning to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center.

The COS promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities. Recruitment is open to physicians in any specialty/program area: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.


-Monitors and ensures staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations and creates an environment of system oriented quality improvement.

-Ensures the highest level of performance by medical staff members through appropriate delineation of clinical privileges, ongoing performance evaluations, orientation, and use of continuous quality improvement practices.

-Responsible for driving a culture of improvement. In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS participates in organizational planning to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a high-quality candidate.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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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, 06/10/2019.

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:

Administrative and clinical experience

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Proven leadership skills-Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies

Effective management and operations experience-Board certification

Has a vision for the future-Advocates for clinical research-Interested in the pursuit of excellence

Experience in physician recruitment and retention

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