Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Chief Medical Officer (Orangeburg CBOC) in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Orangeburg, SC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 8/1/2016 (86 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (66 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1736505

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?

Orangeburg, also known as "The Garden City", is strategically located between the state capital of Columbia and the port of Charleston. Orangeburg is home to the South Carolina State University as well as Claflin University. The area has much to offer the nature lover, from breathtaking gardens to beautiful lakes and the longest blackwater river in the world. Warm summers and mild winters provide enjoyable living and recreational activities such as golfing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and canoeing year-round. Edisto Memorial Gardens and Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery are just a few attractions worth mentioning. For more information, please visit


The Chief Medical Officer reports directly to the Community Based Care Service Chief and collaborates closely with the other six CBOC Chief Medical Officers to ensure the most effective delivery of care while meeting or exceeding compliance standards. Major Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The incumbent must possess a broad spectrum of clinical and administrative knowledge which provides the ability to manage a primary care program, specifically with regard to Veteran and Staff customer satisfaction, quality of services provided, and efficiency of service delivery. Coordination of the clinical care of all patients within the clinic, while working in collaboration with Primary Care, Women's Health, Surgical Services, Sub-Specialty Services, and ER/Urgent Care; Facilitation of communication among patients and their families along with the VA and outside primary care physicians, hospitalists, and specialists/subspecialists; Responsible for oversight and coordination of process improvement initiatives, assuring teamwork and addressing customer service issues in the clinic; Providing patient care in accordance with professional standards, core values and commitment to excellent service; The CMO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Orangeburg CBOC. The incumbent will be committed to supporting Patient Centered Care, to include Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model and provide direction and leadership for PACT to ensure that the facilities goals and benchmarks for integrated care delivery are met. Develop and administer performance plans appraisals for subordinates as required by VA regulations. The incumbent is also responsible for assuring services provided by the CBOC meet the standards set by accrediting agencies which govern the quality of care for the Medical Center, to include, but not limited to the Joint Commission, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), VA System-Wide Ongoing Assessment and Review Strategy (SOARS), etc. in conjunction with other Care Line and Service Chiefs, Peer Review Committee, Medical Executive Board, and the Professional Standards Board.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Chief Medical Officer, Orangeburg

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.

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: Moderate lifting 15-44lbs; Straight pulling up to 4hrs; Pushing up to 4hrs, Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking up to 2hrs; Standing up to 7hrs, Kneeling up to 1hr; Repeated bending; Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correcable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Hearing aid permitted.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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: $110,000.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 442759400

Job Announcement Number: OE-16-KSW-1736505