The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is recruiting for an experienced Physician. This position will serve as the Chief of Staff, within the Office of the Director. The candidate will have significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research or administration which clearly distinguish the physician as having the highest professional qualifications. As the Chief of Staff (COS), you will be responsible for the following major duties to include, but not limited to:
Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in an efficient manner.
Responsible for the management and operations of the following clinical programs and services: Surgical & Specialty Care Service Line, Primary & Specialty Medicine Service Line, Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line, Imaging Service, Pathology and Laboratory Service, Mental Health Service Line, Pharmacy Service,Research & Development, and Credentialing.
In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS is actively involved in the management of resources for this facility. The COS promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, encouraging, and self-assessments.
Monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards, working to ensure that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network (VISN 23). The COS has an active role as a member of the Executive Leadership team, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals.
Develops and maintains working relationships with affiliated medical schools and programs associated with the Medical Center, recruits certified licensed professional staff and ensures that staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VA and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements.
Ensures medical staff are in compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, TJC standards and other appropriate regulations.
Creates an environment of continuous quality improvement, within which programs and quality of care effectiveness are evaluated.
The COS leads clinical staff to provide quality health care to each Veteran and embraces VHA's core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence.
The COS is accountable to the Medical Center Director for the delivery of patient-centered, high-quality, and high-value healthcare.
The COS is expected to meet and preferably exceed the performance measure goals while utilizing the most cost-efficient methodology.
Improving and continuously monitoring access to care in the organization while predicting and absorbing demand will be one of the pivotal responsibilities for this position.
Provides an environment conducive to patient care, educational activity, research and administrative planning and evaluation.
Represents the organization, internally and externally, in such a manner as to reflect positively on the Sioux Falls VAHCS and VA.
Serves as a professional liaison of the Medical Center to other VA, federal, community, affiliate, media, congressional, and constituent organizations.
Maintains and promotes high ethical and clinical standards that are carried into evidence based decision-making processes.
Promotes constructive problem resolution in an environment of competing priorities.
Promotes an effective mix, coordination, and support of clinical programs by evaluating current and potential patient population needs; clinical workload and resources; special program mandates and cost/benefit analyses; making recommendations to the Director; and ensuring implementation of approved clinical proposals.
Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required to cover critical or unusual circumstances.
Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a bi-weekly basis.
Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g of VA Handbook 5005.
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Education Commission for Foreign Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Physical requirements.Outlined below.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
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 Human Resources Office.
Note: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Physical Requirements: Periods of long standing. Occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Long periods of sitting at a computer station. Rigid deadlines and the need for high degree of accuracy, high stress situations, and the ability to adapt work plans based on patient status.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the following REQUIRED material listed below:
Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Listed within the Application Manager program when you click on the "Apply Online" button).
Please use the 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 Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD-214(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 1982519.
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.