This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required PCS has been authorized. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive has been authorized. The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of Specialty Care is a senior management position reporting directly to the Chief of Staff. This position is responsible for the overall leadership of the Specialty Care Service and ensures the quality of Specialty Care services provided, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of medical research conducted on patients assigned to the service line. The Service is comprised of the following: Eye Care, Interventional Pain, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Nutrition, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Polytrauma/TBI, Audiology, Endocrine, Nephrology, Audiology and Hematology. DUTIES: Performance Measures Program Development Resource Management Quality Assurance Direct Supervision of Faculty, Staff within Specialty Care Service FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities of the ACOS of Specialty Care Service include but are not limited to the following: Working across Service lines to develop programs, meet performance measures, and improve the functioning of the Medical Center. Working with University and Department of Defense partners to meet performance measures, education mission and provide outstanding medical care. Work within Specialty Services with clinical staff, the Nurse Manager, and other supervisors, managers and team leaders in the service line to achieve and maintain high standards of performance. Work with Care in the Community to care for veterans and assure access and high quality medical care and transitions between VA and Community care. Participating in organizational planning to include strategic, operational, programmatic and other plans and policies to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center. Participating in the development of long and short-term goals for the Specialty Care Service and the organization. Coordinates the ongoing evaluation of Medical Staff assigned to the department including Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) Despite the incumbent's extensive administrative responsibilities, he/she maintains a clinical workload consistent with clinical privileges in a Medical Specialty, providing exceptional, high quality medical health care to Veteran enrollees. Participating on and occasionally chairing Medical Center and VISN committees, workgroups and systems redesign projects. Contributing to the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services to patients. Facilitating compliance with standards established by oversight and regulatory entities such as Joint Commission, CARF, OSHA, CAP, OIG, etc. Participating in the resources allocation process of the Specialty Care Service to include provision of sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide patient care, as well as, recommending acquisition of necessary equipment and supplies and adequate space to provide such services. Overseeing the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements for the Service and uses data-driven quality assurance processes in these monitors and measurements. Ensuring timely completion of all program evaluations and documents required by the Medical Center, VISN, and VACO. Developing and participating in Service and facility performance improvement activities designed to improve the effectiveness of quality of care and resource consumption and the efficiency of the respective Service and facility as a whole. Taking appropriate action in matters such as promotions, selections, on the job training, awards, EEO complaints, labor relations, disciplinary actions, training, and career development. Participate in and support the educational mission of the Medical Center.
Internal Number: 598987700
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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.