The COS is responsible for providing leadership for all clinical care, with an emphasis on promotion of access to high quality health care for veterans as well as patient safety. He/she is also responsible for leading an academic program to include medical education and research With the Director, the COS reviews organizational proposals to ensure that the use of manpower is efficient and economical and achieves the goals of the health care system. As the physician executive, the COS is actively involved in VA HVHCS's leadership and management of resources, organizational performance improvement, patient and employee satisfaction, environment of care, and strategic planning. In collaboration with the Medical Center Director, the Chief of Staff assists in the development, organization, implementation and support of patient care, and medical education of the clinical and allied health services. To carry out these responsibilities, the COS formulates and recommends plans for a comprehensive program of medical care. The COS develops the requirements of staff, facilities, equipment, and supplies needed to carry forward such an integrated program, utilizing necessary reviews and controls. Appraises the effectives of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care. The COS develops and maintains current accepted management practices throughout the organization. Communicates directly with the VISN 2 Chief Medical Officer with regard to the quality and coordination of patient care across the continuum and issues related to one standard of care at the facility. The COS may serve on VISN Committees, as well as in other various network assignments. The COS is responsible for the efficient operation of the health care system's clinical functions as well as the administrative coordination of its clinical activities and operations to ensure timely and high quality to service to our Veterans. Access to services is High level analytical skills are needed to balance quality, access, satisfaction, and fiscal efficiency. Board certified preferred. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Job family (Series) 0602 Medical Officer Similar jobs Physicians, All Other Requirements Help Requirements 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 Qualifications Leadership Directs the medical staff governance, by-laws and credentialing and privileging; Establishes a collaborative climate among all Clinical Departments that promotes optimum access, employee engagement, a high performance network, best practices, and trust in VA care as outlined by the VA Undersecretary for Health; Ensures all patients receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care; 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; Completes performance evaluations of assigned department managers; Responsible for the standard of medical care and the professional integration of services across service lines; Responsible for driving a culture of improvement. 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: The Chief of Staff develops and maintains currently accepted management practices throughout the clinical services. The COS develops and presents budgetary requirements of the clinical services and assists in the formulation of the annual budget program. The Chief of Staff is fully responsible to the Medical Center Director for programs of patient care and for the educational and research activities of the clinical services. To carry out these responsibilities, the candidate demonstrates or possesses: (a) Management experience at section or service-chief level (minimum 3-5 years) (b) Interpersonal skills (c) Analytical skills (d) Decision making abilities using available data Board Certification preferred. Must demonstrate the principals of servant leadership and be transparent, cooperative and collaborative. Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Functional Statement Title/#: N/A -Physicians have clinical privileges/scopes of practice Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. Malpractice coverage: Physicians are covered under the Tort Claims Protection Act. Financial Disclosure Report: Required Relocation expenses: You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Physical Requirements: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.