VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System (VAEK) is currently recruiting for a Physician, Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), located in the Chief of Staff Service. The DCOS must be a board-certified physician and will report directly to the Chief of Staff. The DCOS for will have direct clinical responsibility and supervisory authority over the following service lines for their Campus:
Primary Care (to include Occupational health and Compensation & Pension)
Acute, Subspecialty, Emergency Medicine
Diagnostics (Radiology & Pathology and Laboratory Services)
Surgery & Gastroenterology
Additional duties to include but are not limited to:
Delivery of high-quality, cost-effective, and safe patient care.
Ensure implementation of policy
Provide leadership to the Medical Executive Board and the clinical service lines they supervise
Oversight of quality improvement, performance management, SAIL, and other performance metrics for the clinical service lines they oversee, as well others as assigned, for the Chief of Staff department.
Chair or participate in various committees or work groups as the representative of the Chief of Staff, as directed.
Leads or is an active member in various task groups and committees that address clinical issues at the local, VISN, and National VHA level
Duties include no less than 20% clinical time in Veteran patient care which could include Attending of record/faculty member for patients seen by medical trainees
Work closely with Credentialing & Privileging to ensure regulatory and procedural requirements are met.
Serve as a primary alternate for Chief of Staff
Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Primary tour of duty will be 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday; some of the clinical activities will occur outside VA administrative hours.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Recent experience of 2 or more years leadership
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: 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:?, Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
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 1922731.
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.