The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS is seeking a fulltime Chief of Staff. The Chief of Staff provides organizational oversight for clinical care throughout the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Due to the nature of this leadership position, it is expected that working hours could be extended beyond the normal tour of duty, and it is expected be available 24/7, as well as holidays and weekends if needed. If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position, you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you. With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized for highly qualified candidate. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please see information under "Education" for more details. If selectee is currently participating in EDRP, would be eligible for transfer. 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. Major Duties and Responsibilities Leadership ~ Promote the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging self-assessment. ~ Take an active role as management team member, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals. ~ Direct the medical staff governance, by-laws and credentialing and privileging. ~ Complete performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs. ~ Responsible for the standards of medical care and the professional integration of services across service lines. ~ Responsible for driving a culture of improvement. Credentialing and Privileging ~ Authority and accountability of credentialing and privileging as Chair of the Professional Standards Board (PSB), and Medical Staff. ~ Interpret regulatory and legal issues, monitoring medical staff and other licensed independent practitioner's compliance and quality of practice. ~Initiate appropriate actions such as discipline, revocation, or suspension of all or selected individual privileging. Affiliation and Research ~ Serve as an advisor to the Director on clinical matters and provides leadership collaboration with multiple clinical disciplines. ~ Serve as the professional liaison to other VA and federal facilities, the community, affiliates, and other external stakeholders. ~ Participate in the development of overall management objectives and philosophies necessary for the attainment of optimum efficiency in providing health care to our Veteran population. ~ Responsible to the Medical Center Director for the coordination of clinical activities, clinical staff, and administrative oversight. ~ Develop and maintain good working relationships with affiliated medical schools and ensure that appropriate staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VA and Joint Commission requirements. ~ Communicate directly with the VISN 16 Chief Medical Officer regarding the quality and coordination of patient care of the continuum and issues related to one standard of care at the facility. ~ Participate as a member of the VA Performance Measure meetings and is responsible for the performance measures assigned to the COS. ~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; some after-hours and weekend work may be required. Non-Bargaining unit position.
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.