This position will serve as the Chief of Staffat the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. The Chief of Staff (COS) is the chief medical officer at the facility.
The COS reports to the Medical Center Director and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), collaborating with the Associate Director, the Associate Director for Patient Care Services, the Assistant Director and the Deputy COS. In addition, the incumbent is an active participant at the VISN level and collaborates regularly with VISN 10 leadership which includes the VISN Network Director, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Quality Management Officer, and other VISN 10 officials. The COS also regularly collaborates with other VISN 10 Chiefs of Staff.
1.The COS is responsible for the management and operation of all clinical programs and services offered in the medical center, including Ambulatory Care, Anesthesiology, Compensation and Pension, Dental, Medicine, Neurology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Research and Development (including the Health Sciences Research & Development [HSR&D] Center of Excellence), and Surgery Services. In addition, the COS has administrative responsibility for Credentialing and Privileging, Learning Resources, Quality Management, and Systems Redesign.
2. The COS is responsible for the enforcement of the Medical Staff Bylaws and all associated attachments and rules. The incumbent promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for clinical staff. The COS maintains standards through compliance with credentialing and privileging and the monitoring and evaluating of clinical practice and performance.
3. The COS works closely with the Associate COS for Research & Development and the Chief of HSR&D to foster the medical center's research program and to assist in meeting Research compliance guidelines. The incumbent serves as a member on the Research and Development Executive Committee
4. The COSwill determine goals, priorities and direction for the clinical Services and ensure the implementation of local, VISN and national policies. The incumbent will conduct regular meetings to keep staff abreast of all clinical decisions, policies, procedures, goals, and priorities and will foster ethical decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, and providing cost-effective/efficient services to the medical center's Veterans and customers.
5. The COS serves as an active participant on many committees throughout the medical center, on the School of Medicine campus, in the community, and at the VISN and national level. The following is a sample of the meetings:
*Leadership Council *Clinical and Performance Board (Chair) *Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (Chair) *Peer Review Committee (Chair) *Professional Standards Board (Chair) *Physician/Dentist Compensation Panel (Chair) *Pharmacy Cost Containment Committee *Research & Development Executive Committee *Research Institute Board *HSR&D Center of Excellence Steering Committee *Patient Safety Committee *Director's Staff Meeting *Affiliation Partnership Council (Dean's Committee) *Dean's Clinical Chairs meeting *School of Medicine Executive Committee *Indianapolis Patient Safety Coalition *VISN 10 Health Systems Board *VISN 10 Acute Care Committee *Other VISN 10 or national committees as needed or requested
This position is predominantly administrative, but the incumbent will have up to15% of their time in a clinical role consistent with their training and specialty.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Functional Statement Title/#: Functional Statement/000000, Chief of Staff
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
1. Leadership acumen sufficient to provide direction for the management and operation of all clinical programs and services within a medical center;
2. Extensive management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills;
3. Demonstrated skills in providing clinical interface with academic affiliates and other key stakeholders;
4. Management experience regarding university generated education programs and specialty training programs;
5. Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care delivery;
6. Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs; and,
7. Demonstrates abilities to work well within an executive team.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:?,Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(State License) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1988574.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.