A recruitment or relocation incentive may be available for a highly qualified candidate. The VA North Texas Health Care System is actively recruiting for an Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care who will be responsible of the overall operation of Primary Care (including Women's Health and Tele-Health), Employee Occupational Health, Blind/Low Vision, and Compensation & Pension Unit. Ambulatory Care is aligned directly under the Chief of Staff. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment OR relocation Incentive may be available for a highly qualified applicant Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Responsibilities Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care/Primary Care The duties of the ACOS/Ambulatory Care include, but are not limited to: Reviews/performs/provides duties and responsibilities of a primary care physician/internist. Exercises administrative, programmatic, clinical, and academic oversight of Ambulatory Care and programs to ensure delivery of quality services. Demonstrates leadership in interpreting and supporting the VISN mission, vision and values, while operating in accordance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) policies, facility and VISN policies, and standards of federal professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA. Adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations as set forth by the medical staff. Provides direction and support to Ambulatory Care staff regarding equipment technology, policies and procedures employed by VA North Texas Health Care System. Ensures that all applicable requirements of regulatory agencies such as The Joint Commission are met. Reviews quality control and quality improvement procedures performed by VA personnel in the Primary Care, Home Tele-health and Women Health Primary Care Service Line and makes recommendations for improvements, corrective actions, etc. Participates/reviews and documents performance improvement activities, including, but not limited to, external review programs, internal peer review programs, and accreditation requirements. Serves as an active member of various Medical Center committees. Assists the Chief of Staff in the tracking, monitoring, reporting, supervision and oversight of physician productivity, service reports, and special requests for reports, supervision of clinical and administrative staff. Works with onsite leadership on issues pertinent to the service; develops provider staffing models; directs the budgetary and fiscal management of the service; coordinates resource requests with the Chief of Staff for submission to top management; tracks workload. Develops or directs the development of performance standards, evaluates the performance of key service Section Chiefs, and reviews the evaluations made by subordinate supervisors or other employees. Directs patient care needs assessments; identifies gaps in services and supports program development to meet those needs. NOTE: This announcement will remain open until filled or until closed at the request of management. Applications will be reviewed weekly or at the request of management. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (After hours and weekend duties may be occasionally required.)
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.