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The Deputy Chief of Staff reports directly to the Chief of Staff and serves as key clinical resource for the Chief of Staff. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Board Eligible in the field of medicine or other subspecialties. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in a specialty. Experience as a health care administrator is preferred. Possess experience with academic medical practice in a teaching hospital. Work history that demonstrates experience managing and leading clinical staff and delivering high quality patient care while managing essential administrative functions such as budget execution and resource allocation. Prefer candidates who have 5 years of experience in leadership, supervision and managing multidisciplinary groups. 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: VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, both hands required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Specific visual requirement 20/50 one, 20/100 other (glasses permitted), hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability, ability to hear conversational voice (aid permitted), protracted or irregular hours of work. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): No.\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): No.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): No. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership to the service to ensure achievement of performance measures. Responsible for oversight and performance measure for all Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. Responsible for planning, development, budgeting and directing all administrative and clinical functions for VHSO clinical services. Provides administrative and programmatic leadership for the Research and Education Program Coordinator, who will report to and serve as the principal advisor to the Chief of Staff in all research and education matters. Displays excellent interpersonal skills and carries previous management experience as well as experience in clinical research. Possesses a broad knowledge and understanding of health care policies, operating programs, extensive specialized knowledge of Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs, performance improvement activities, overall quality of patient care, and experience in developing and/or expanding residency programs. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Due to the nature of this leadership position, it is expected that working hours could be extended beyond the normal tour of duty"]
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.