The Central California VA Medical Center COS serves as a member of the senior executive leadership team and provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership, ensuring the delivery of high quality clinical care, professional education and medical research at the Medical Center. In addition to making clinical decisions, the Chief of Staff participates in organizational planning to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive : Yes Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Yes The purpose of PCS/Relocation expenses is to offset higher living costs in a location for any employee or appointee who relocates/transfers in the best interest of the federal government. Benefits may include but are not limited to: reimbursement of travel and transportation expenses, transfer of household goods, per diem, shipment of privately-owned vehicles, house-hunting tips, temporary storage, quarters for employee and his/her immediate family members, etc. The selectee is subject to federal Travel Regulation eligibility requirements. EDRP Authorized: Contact SUSAN.BRINGEL@VA.GOV, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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. 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 The COS promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities. Recruitment is open to physicians in any specialty/program area: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, etc. Leadership: -Monitors and ensures staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations and creates an environment of system oriented quality improvement -Ensures all Veterans receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care -Ensures the highest level of performance by medical staff members through appropriate delineation of clinical privileges, ongoing performance evaluations, orientation, and use of continuous quality improvement practices -Completes performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs -Responsible for standard of medical care and professional integration of services across service lines -Responsible for driving a culture of improvement. In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS participates in organizational planning to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes: -Administrative and clinical experience -Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills -Proven leadership skills -Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies -Effective management and operations experience -Board certification -Has a vision for the future -Advocates for clinical research -Interested in the pursuit of excellence -Experience in physician recruitment and retention Candidate must be able to accurately assess and prioritize current and future population health care needs and develop proactive evidence-based programs to address those needs. Proven history of development of strong relationships with academic affiliates and community health organizations. Must possess knowledge and demonstrated skill in VA HCS functions, structures, and roles of the health system components. Candidate must have strong collaborate leadership skills with experience leading diverse physician and non-physician teams. Demonstration of skill in advocacy, strategic and team leadership. Strong multi-disciplinary project management skills. Skill in developing an excellent clinical research program. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.