Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Physician - Associate Chief of Staff for Research in Detroit, Michigan

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Detroit, MI
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (12 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/14/2016 (21 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1804791

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?

The John D. Dingell (Detroit) VAMC serves as a major Wayne State University School of Medicine site for pre-and post-graduate education in medicine, surgery and psychiatry. Over 1,900 employees provide dedicated service to Veterans from throughout southeastern Michigan. We are located in the heart of Detroit's cultural and medical center that includes museums, seven hospitals, and Wayne State University.

The John D. Dingell VAMC is recruiting for a qualified M.D. to be the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for the Research & Development (R&D;) Service. The ACOS/R&D; has senior leadership responsibility for all administrative and budgetary operations of the R&D; Service and for the supervision and evaluation of Service personnel and will report directly to the Chief of Staff. It is preferable that the candidate have a track record of receiving peer-reviewed grant funding from a national program such as VA MERIT and/or National Institutes of Health. The Department currently has 13 funded investigators, including two Senior Research Career Scientists and two Research Career Scientists.

NOTE: Recruitment for this position will also be under another occupational specialty/discipline as a Supervisory Research Health Scientist GS-0601-14. There is only one position/vacancy. The Hiring Official will ultimately determine whether the position will be filled as a Supervisory Physician (medical doctor) or as Supervisory Research Health Scientist. The Supervisory Research Health Scientist will be posted under a separate vacancy/job announcement on under job posting/announcement # ANS-17-NRT-1815423.


Duties -

*Responsible for the oversight of all basic, translational, and clinical research-related activities including the Research Safety and Security Program, the Human Research Protection Program, and the Animal Care and Use Program

*Responsible for assuring the continuing high quality of the facility's R&D; program and the planning and development of the broad objectives of the program so that it supports the patient care mission of Department of Veterans Affairs and the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

*Responsible for compliance with both VISN and Central Office (CO) mandated research policies including those issued by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Office of Research Oversight (ORO)

*Promotes effective communication and working relationships between the facility and its affiliates so adherence to the requirements of the affiliation agreements can be met by all involved parties.

*Integrates the needs of the affiliation relationship with the research and patient care needs at the facility; maintains accurate utilization of manpower, space, equipment data, and cost data; and performs administrative and personnel management functions relative to staff supervised

Work Schedule: Full Time Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: ACOS Research and Development

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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.

Basic Requirements:

  • 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 first-year 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.

Preferred Experience: Please see the Duties Section of this job posting.

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.

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: 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: Light lifting (under 15 pounds); use of fingers, working closely with others.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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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).

Other Information

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.

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.

Salary Range: $120,000.00 to $255,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 450902900

Job Announcement Number: VHA-553-16-NDB-1804791