The purpose of this position is to provide face to face clinical leadership of the Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS) at the Eugene Health Care Center and of the clinical staff of the RVAHCS. The Deputy Chief of Staff will serve as Acting Chief of Staff in the absence of the Chief of Staff and participate in recruitment interviews for key staff members. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for medical services, specifically, Specialty Care, Mental Health, Social Work, Radiology and the Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) to ensure achievement of the clinical and educational goals and applicable performance measures. The DCOS is accountable for delivery of all health care by staff in Primary Care and Care in the Community (Office of Community Care), as well as other areas of care as assigned by the Chief of Staff. The DCOS will also provide oversight in the functional areas of recruitment, retention, resource management and clinical practice management for all Clinical Service Lines reporting to the Office of the Chief of Staff. The DCOS serves as a liaison between COS and service leadership in the areas under his/her direct supervision plus those functional areas under his/her oversight within the policies and guidelines of the Veterans Health Administration. Additionally, the DCOS establishes a collaborative climate among all Clinical Service Lines that promotes optimum access, employee engagement, and high performance. Duties and responsibilities includes, but not limited to: Provides oversight and guidance on program operations for RVAHCS. This includes the direct supervision of clinical services and the coordination and delivery of high quality care. Maximizes budgetary and operational efficiency by ensuring policy and regulatory compliance and resolving professional staff matters. Coordinates with Quality Improvement and Service Chiefs to ensure RVAHCS is a High Reliability Organization (HRO) and also to ensure clinical performance improvement recommendations from third party reviews are implemented. Participates in performance improvement initiatives that are monitored by the Quality Management service and the Executive Council of Medical Staff, and in meeting established performance goals, and the achievement of RVAHCS mission and strategic goals. Monitors Patient Safety and Risk Management issues and ensuring that the issues are addressed in a timely and effective manner. Has direct patient care responsibilities within his/her area of clinical expertise, minimum of 10% level (one ½ day per week). As a clinical user of the electronic medical record and associated software and equipment, s/he serves as a clinical champion in proposing recommendations for improvement and participating in their implementation. Reports to the Chief of Staff and collaborates with other members of the senior management team on daily operational activities. Promotes an atmosphere of unity through collaborative practice and effective communication among all staff disciplines. Helps to foster a high level of educational competency in residents participating in our residency program, as well as a high level of patient and staff satisfaction. Participates in the review and adjudication of Veteran clinical appeals and service recovery efforts of Veterans and their families with healthcare concerns in Primary Care and the Office of Community Care. Other duties as delegated by the Chief of Staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1630
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.