The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively seeking an experienced executive to serve as the Deputy Executive Director for Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) in Ann Arbor, MI. NCPS improves the quality of care provided to VA beneficiaries by working with field facilities to reduce medical adverse events and minimize untoward outcomes consequent to medical care.
You will exercise very wide latitude and independent judgment affecting national policy and practices concerning patient safety. You will serve as an advisor to the Executive Director concerning management, oversight, and execution of the patient safety program, collaborate with the field, support the strategic vision to support patient safety in the VHA health care system, and to develop a policy infrastructure and diverse and integrated teams to support his strategic vision. This is a 4-Year 7306 appointment with potential for re-appointment.
Enjoy competitive pay, regular salary growth, and a very robust federal benefits package consisting of 49 days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 paid annual sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays), a Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) federal pension (5 years' vesting), a 401K type plan called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) with up to 5% in employer contributions, federal health/life/dental/vision/long-term care insurance programs, etc.
Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
English writing and speaking proficiency
Expert knowledge of patient safety and safety management concepts, principles, practices and procedures, bodies of law, regulations and precedent decisions along with a wide range of consultative experiences that enable the incumbent to develop and recommend critical patient safety programs that: (a) improve patient safety management techniques; and (b) are applicable to an extensive range of health care operations and research activities
Demonstrated expertise in the application of sophisticated knowledge and skill in healthcare and a high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction and initiative in patient safety improvement and quality management activities
Experience in positions with progressively more complex leadership assignments involving planning, directing, administering, and evaluating clinical programs in public and/or private sectors
Formal training or experience with human factors, systems, or safety engineering (preferred but not required)
Additional Physician-Specific Qualifications:
Current, full and unrestricted MD or DO license from any US state or territory
Completion of an ACGME or AOA-accredited medical residency
Additional Nurse-Specific Qualifications:
Current, full, and unrestricted registration as a professional nurse from any US state or territory
Master’s degree from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program or a master’s in a related field and a BSN from an accredited program. An accredited doctoral degree in nursing is preferred
Additional Pharmacist-Specific Qualifications:
Current, full, and unrestricted license from any US state or territory
Completion of a graduate degree from an ACPE accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Additional Health Science Officer-Specific Qualifications:
Successful completion of a master’s degree or higher course of study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences from an accrediting body
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary in addition to robust federal benefits package consisting of 49 days paid time off per year, defined benefit pension after only 5 years' vesting, 401K type plan with up to 5% in employer contributions, and federal insurance programs.
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About US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.