The Deputy Chief of Staff (Physician) (DCOS) position is under the Medical Center Chief of Staff (COS) and will serve on various committees, workgroups, and task forces at the facility and/or VISN level. The DCOS will participate in clinical care within their area of specialty as well as have responsibilities in education and administration. The DCOS is an integral member of the leadership team and is committed to a goal of zero harm, a fully functioning culture of safety throughout the organization, and the widespread deployment of highly effective process improvement tools. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Actively coordinates and integrates clinical and support programs to meet the needs of the Veterans. Ensures medical staff compliance with regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission standards, performance measures and other appropriate regulations. Develops and monitors quality improvement measures for process improvement. Evaluates clinical workload and resources for existing and program requirements. Conducts cost/benefit analyses regarding new services and program expansions. Provides advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals. Establishes policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure continuous comprehensive services. Develops and maintains a good working relationship with the affiliated medical school. Provides leadership and collaboration in planning, managing, supervising and executing all aspects of the medical, Mental Health, Audiology, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Optometry Resident training programs, Associated Health Professions Programs, VA Special fellows, and Interns. Established a good working relationship with affiliates. Serves as point of contact for all issues involving trainees. Manages education affiliations and all agreements for the affiliates. Ensures all residents and trainees have appropriate VA appointments through Human Resources. Provides oversight to ensure trainees have proper clinical supervision in place and are monitored according to required guidelines. Collaborates with or provides feedback to Service Chiefs and/or Chief of Staff when deficiencies are occurring or gaps are present in supervision. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:45pm Travel: Travel will be required from parent facility to assigned OPC's and CBOC's. Telework: Ad-hoc telework may be available VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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
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.