The Marion, IL Medical Center is seeking a Chief of Staff with proven executive leadership skills who can lead change and build upon the strengths of our current clinical services.
The Marion VA Health Care System operates a Primary Medical Center providing care with 31 Authorized inpatient beds, 8 ICU beds and a 60 Bed Community Living Center, with 18 dedicated to Rehabilitation. We also have a Health Care Center located in Evansville Indiana that provides outpatient primary care, behavioral health as well as specialty and limited surgical outpatient care as well. We also provide care in 9 Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Our patient population is over 44,000 patients from 3 states and 52 Counties in Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
The Chief of Staff (COS), who reports to the Medical Center Director, is a full member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for providing leadership of the clinical care, with an emphasis on promotion of access to high quality health care for veterans as well as patient safety. As the physician executive, the COS is actively involved in 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. Appraise the effectiveness of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care. The COS develops and maintains current accepted management practices throughout the organization. The COS may serve on VISN Committees, as well as in other various network assignments.
Directs the medical staff governance, by-laws and credentialing and privileging;
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.
Credentialing and Privileging:
Authority and accountability of credentialing and privileging as Chair of the Professional Standards Board and the Clinical Executive Board.
Interprets regulatory and legal issues, monitoring medical staff and other licensed independent practitioner's compliance and quality of practice;
Initiates appropriate actions such as discipline, revocation or suspension of all or selected individual privileging.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week, however, physicians are on call 24/7.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Chief of Staff
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.
Board Certified MD/DO candidates with a minimum of two years' experience as an Associate Chief of Staff, Service Line Chief, or equivalent senior leadership position.
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:?,
This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
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 1972029.
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.