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Physician (Deputy Chief Of Staff)

Kansas City, MO, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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The Kansas City VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time board certified Physician to act as the Deputy Chief of Staff.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please contact Human Resources at this medical center to speak with the EDRP Coordinator for additional information.

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The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) will join a dynamic executive team to assist the Chief of Staff in managing operations and strategic planning for clinical services as well as quality assurance/improvement, patient safety, access, and provider productivity and efficiency.

Several clinical service chiefs will report directly to the DCOS whom will report directly to the Chief of Staff.

75% Administrative / 25% clinical in appropriate Specialty (approximate)

May supervise medical trainees, residents, and/or fellows

In the absence of the Chief of Staff, reports to the Medical Center Director and is responsible for all duties normally conducted by the Chief of Staff including the assumption of responsibility for oversight of all medical care, research activities of the medical staff of the Medical Center.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.


Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty;

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.

Preferred Experience: Fellowship and Board Certification. 3 years leadership experience at Service Chief or higher

Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.

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