Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician, Associate Chief of Staff, Ambulatory Care in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Cheyenne, WY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 9/14/2016 (36 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 12/19/2016 (60 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1798894
*There will be bi-weekly referrals until filled/closed.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming and is at the crossroads of I-80 and I-25, and only 90 minutes north of Denver. With a population of 62K, Cheyenne serves as the northern anchor city of the vibrant Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. Wyoming offers a laid back lifestyle, no personal income taxes, low sales tax, and reasonable property taxes. We are in close proximity to metro Denver and have seemingly endless outdoor opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and popular ski areas in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah within easy driving distance.
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless; opportunities are at your fingertips. We are the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Serves as Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of Ambulatory Care located at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The incumbent has decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting Ambulatory Care. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Collaborates with the Chief of Staff, the Chief of Medicine, the Chief of Mental Health, the Nurse Executive and other to ensure that integrated goals and priorities for Ambulatory Care are established and met.
Works closely with peers in other services, service lines and management to meet the needs of the medical center's recognized customer groups.
Responsible to ensure that all residency training program mandates are met in coordination with program coordinators, internally and externally.
Responsibility of effective operations; including hospital-based as well as community-based primary care and preventative care services, patient/customer satisfaction, quality of services provided, efficiency of service delivery and effective resource management.
Directs all activities of Ambulatory Care, including budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning and program management and evaluation, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of resources.
Responsible for monitoring the Electronic Wait List.
Serves as a member of the Medical Executive board (MEB).
Work Schedule:The tour of duty is negotiable but currently set for Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. involving traveling to the outlining clinics Sidney, Greeley and Fort Collins.
Functional Statement Title:ASSOCIATE CHIEF OF STAFF (ACOS) OF AMBULATORY CARE
- Occasional Travel
- To surrounding clinics as required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- 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 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. (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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Preferred Experience: Prior experience as a clinical director in a supervisory position managing clinical operations.
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 G2 Physician VA Qualification Standards are found here: http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, reading, and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be an occasional need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness, and hazardous materials.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $262,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 450190900
Job Announcement Number: 442-16-CSP-2259952