The Chief of Staff (COS) serves as an integral, active member of the Executive Leadership Team continuously assessing and improving the overall delivery of patient care. The COS oversees and coordinates daily clinical operations in inpatient, outpatient, and residential areas and works closely with other members of the Executive Leadership Team and staff of clinical and administrative services. The Chief of Staff is a vital senior position in a collaborative partnership of the Executive Leadership Team of the healthcare system, providing oversight and guidance on complex and multi-faceted clinical issues and accountable to resolve conflicting guidance. Responsibility includes the authority for establishing and maintaining high standards of high-quality clinical practice. This is a highly stressful position, communicating procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines to clinicians as well as to administrative staff when the issues involved are new, highly controversial and precedent setting. The Chief of Staff is expected to remain privileged and practicing his/her specialty field. Lead clinical staff in providing individualized, quality health care to each Veteran, fully embracing VHA's core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. Maintain appropriate staffing levels in all assigned clinical areas, coordinating staff development, fostering an active educational environment and assuring optimal, quality patient care. Promote the development of health care professionals through teaching, mentoring, counseling, and promoting consistent self-assessment activities of subordinates for their optimal personal and professional growth and advancement. Promote and monitor compliance with VA regulations and professional standards, working to ensure that all facility clinical programs reflect the mission and priorities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and VISN 8. Actively lead and perform a vital role in ensuring that the Veterans we serve can access effective, timely and quality health care. You'll manage health care resources, work to improve hospital performance, ensure patient and employee satisfaction, and participate in strategic planning. Provide advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals. Promote standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff. This includes compliance with credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review and other quality assurance. Other responsibilities include: Monitor and ensure staff compliance with agency regulations; medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations; VA facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other regulations. Ensure the highest level of performance by medical staff members through delineation of clinical privileges, ongoing performance evaluations, orientation and continuous quality improvement practices. Complete performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs. Ensure standards of medical care and integration of services across service lines. Drive a culture of improvement. Develop and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with affiliated medical schools and other clinical program affiliates with students/residents training throughout all sites of care within the healthcare system, recruits highly qualified, licensed professional staff, and ensures that all practitioners are appropriately credentialed and privileged, in accordance with VHA and local medical staff bylaws. Ensure all medical and other provider staff are fully compliant with agency rules/regulations, local VA facility policies, and Joint Commission, CARF, and other external accrediting body standards/regulations. Serve as a role model in promoting an environment of continuous performance improvement, within which programs and quality of care effectiveness are continuously evaluated. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tour of duty requires clinical operational oversight through the weekends and off-tour hours. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Approved for a highly qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized, excluding AVO. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 Financial Disclosure Report: Required
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.