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Chief Of Staff

USA Government

This is a Full-time position in Fresno, CA posted December 2, 2020.

nnAs physician executive, the Chief of Staff is involved in VA Central California Healthcares leadership and management of resources, organizational performance improvement, patient & employee satisfaction, environment of care, and strategic planning.

The COS serves as advisor to the Medical Center Director on issues related to provision of direct patient care and promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessment.The Central California VA Medical Center COS serves as a member of the senior executive leadership team and provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership, ensuring the delivery of high quality clinical care, professional education and medical research at the Medical Center.

In addition to making clinical decisions, the Chief of Staff participates in organizational planning to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center.The COS promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities.

Recruitment is open to physicians in any specialty/program area: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.Leadership:-Monitors and ensures staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations and creates an environment of system oriented quality improvement-Ensures all Veterans receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care-Ensures the highest level of performance by medical staff members through appropriate delineation of clinical privileges, ongoing performance evaluations, orientation, and use of continuous quality improvement practices-Completes performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs-Responsible for standard of medical care and professional integration of services across service lines-Responsible for driving a culture of improvement.

In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS participates in organizational planning to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical CenterThe ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:-Administrative and clinical experience-Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills-Proven leadership skills-Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies-Effective management and operations experience-Board certification-Has a vision for the future-Advocates for clinical research-Interested in the pursuit of excellence-Experience in physician recruitment and retentionCandidate must be able to accurately assess and prioritize current and future population health care needs and develop proactive evidence-based programs to address those needs.Proven history of development of strong relationships with academic affiliates and community health organizations.Must possess knowledge and demonstrated skill in VA HCS functions, structures, and roles of the health system components.Candidate must have strong collaborate leadership skills with experience leading diverse physician and non-physician teams.Demonstration of skill in advocacy, strategic and team leadership.

Strong multi-disciplinary project management skills.Skill in developing an excellent clinical research program.Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am
– 4:30pmTelework: NoRecruitment/Relocation Incentive: YesPCS Authorized: YesGovernment Quarters Authorized: YesFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredPCS Relocation expenses are authorized for this position: The purpose of PCS/Relocation expenses is to offset higher living costs in a location for any employee or appointee who relocates/transfers in the best interest of the federal government.

Benefits may include but are not limited to: reimbursement of travel and transportation expenses, transfer of household goods, per diem, shipment of privately-owned vehicles, house-hunting tips, temporary storage, quarters for employee and his/her immediate family members, etc.

The selectee is subject to federal Travel Regulation eligibility requirements.EDRP: The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, depending on the type of employment, schedule, amount/type of qualifying debt, and funding availability.

The employee will begin to receive the benefit upon acceptance into the program
– not backdated to the date employment begins.

For more information please contact : SUSAN.BRINGEL@VA.GOVU.S.

Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Designated and/or random drug testing requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processMust pass pre-employment physical examinationQualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.Basic Requirements:United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary and is performed in a health care setting for treating patients with a variety of medical problems.

Normal safety precautions and practices are required for working in a healthcare environment.

Other physical demands include reaching, bending, stretching, walking, and carrying light loads of supplies.

The position often entails long periods of sitting at a computer, rigid deadlines, the need for a high degree of accuracy, high stress situations, and the ability to adapt work plans based on hospital needs. nn