VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), located in Seattle, Washington, is recruiting for a Physician to serve as their Deputy Chief of Staff to provide administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for the medical center. VAPSHCS is a level 1A, academic, tertiary health care system, affiliated with the University of Washington, and was deemed to provide the highest complexity of care in all the Department of Veterans Affairs. Staffed by approximately 4300 FTEE, VAPSHCS provides a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, plus education and research.
The Deputy Chief of Staff at the Seattle VA Medical Center reports to the Chief of Staff of the Health Care System and collaborates with the Deputy Director, Associate Director for Nursing Services and the Assistant Director in daily operational activities. In addition, they will collaborate with the VISN 20 Network Management, other VISN 20 Network facilities, the Veterans Health Administration and various entities withthe VA.
The Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible for the clinical operation of VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. They will support the graduate medical education programs and the applied biomedical and clinical research programs in collaboration with the Associate Chief of Staff for Research. The Deputy Chief of Staff may have direct patient care responsibilities within his/her area of clinical expertise.
The Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible for the performance management and quality improvement for the clinical services, including Diagnostic Imaging, Geriatrics and Extended Care, Mental Health, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, Primary and Specialty Care, Quality Improvement, Rehabilitation Care, Spinal Cord Injury and the Surgical and Perioperative Care Services. The Deputy Chief of Staff also works closely with the Manager of Credentialing and Privileging office to ensure regulatory and procedural requirements are met.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Delivery of high quality, cost-effective, and safe patient care.
- Meeting or exceeding performance goals.
- Ensuring all applicable regulatory and accrediting body requirements for a tertiary care facility within the Department of Veterans Affairs are met.
- Maintains a positive relationship with the University of Washington, other affiliated institutions, educational programs and contracts.
- Serves in a leadership role in the Joint Executive Council developing opportunities.
- Ensures implementation of policy.
- Manages professional staff matters.
- Provides leadership to the Clinical Executive Board (Executive Committee of the Medical Staff)and the clinical services lines.
- Directly supervises clinical and administrative managers of the clinical services lines.
- Leads or is an active member in various task groups and committees that address clinical issues at the local, VISN and National VHA level.
- Other duties as assigned.
Internal VA Puget Sound Employees will receive first consideration
Recruitment and Relocation incentives are not authorized.
The best qualified applicants will be board certified in any specialty.
1. U. S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
2.Have a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting for a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year the degree was granted.
- Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
3. Must possess and maintain 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.
4. Completion of a residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
5. Preferred board certified in any specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialty.
6. Basic Life Support Certified.
7. Meet the physical standards outlined in VA Directive and Handbook 5019. This will be evidenced by completion of a pre-employment physical.
8. As this a direct patient care position, physician selected must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).
IN ADDITION - PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
*History of successful administrative accomplishments.
*Leadership traits that demonstrate the courage of convictions, patience, and an ability to work with others.
*Competence in advanced management skills.
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: 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. Applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1979777.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.