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Physician Chief of Staff

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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Summary 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? This VA serves veterans throughout the state of Delaware, southern New Jersey, eastern Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania. Wilmington offers easy access to I-95 to cultural and recreational opportunities in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Major league sports abound in Philadelphia, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and swimming at Atlantic coast beaches are popular summer activities. Wintertime is ski time in the nearby Pocono Mountains. Wilmington is served by major air routes thru Philadelphia and Baltimore and major rail routes thru Amtrak and metroliner service. Delaware has no sales tax. PCS or RELOCATION INCENTIVE AUTHORIZED. Duties As the Chief of Staff of the Wilmington VA Medical Center, you will serve in an executive leadership role. As the facility's senior medical executive, you will be responsible to the Medical Center Director for all clinical patient care programs and services, as well as for related provider recruitment, retention, performance, and educational activities of the clinical services. To carry out these responsibilities you will: * Develop and support plans for a comprehensive, integrated program of medical care * Formulate the staffing, facilities, equipment and related requirements needed to carry forward such an integrated program, utilizing necessary oversight processes, reviews and controls * Appraise the ongoing effectiveness of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care * Work with the Medical Center Director and other members of the senior leadership team to ensure Wilmington's veterans receive the highest quality care possible. You will act as chair of the Medical Executive Board and ex officio member of the Academic Affairs Council. As the Chief of Staff, you will supervise the Clinical Service Chiefs and will work with them to develop and maintain currently accepted management practices throughout the clinical services, including development and presentation of the budgetary requirements for the clinical services to senior facility leadership. The Wilmington VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a Level 2 complexity health care facility within one hour of Philadelphia, PA or Baltimore, MD. The facility serves over 30,000 Veterans that reside throughout the state of Delaware, southern New Jersey, eastern Maryland, and southeastern Pennsylvania. Those Veterans generate approximately 300,000 outpatient visits per year. The facility has a Hospitalist-staffed Inpatient Acute Care Service (including ICU) and five associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics. A Mobile Outreach Clinic provides primary care in underserved portions of the service area. Wilmington VA Medical Center has multiple established academic affiliations (Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, and Salus University) as well as several under development (University of Delaware, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University). The medical center also maintains academic affiliations in a wide variety of allied health disciplines, including nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistants. The Wilmington VA Medical Center is a comprehensive health care system providing ambulatory and inpatient services. Core services include primary care, behavioral health, rehabilitation, and comprehensive care for women veterans. A wide variety of surgical and internal medicine-based specialty services are available. The acute inpatient service is supported by a 24\/7 emergency department and includes a 16-bed medical-surgical unit (with telemetry) and a 6-bed ICU (which participates in VA's Tele-ICU program) with approximately 1200 admissions in FY 17. Wilmington has a very robust telemedicine program supporting many clinical disciplines and serving the main facility as well as all Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). Wilmington is additionally supported by a comprehensive Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service as well as a broad array of Radiology and Imaging Services. The facility supports a 40-bed on-site Community Living Center (long term care facility); additionally, a full range of home care and community services are provided including: Home Based Primary Care, Homemaker Home Health Care, Community Residential Care, Adult Day Health Care, Mental Health Intensive Case Management and homeless veteran care. Wilmington VA Medical Center shares a variety of routine and acute care clinical services with VISN 4 sister facilities including The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia) and the Coatesville, (PA) VA Medical Center as well as will local and regional non-VA clinical partners. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.; However, you may be required to perform duties outside the normal tour of duty based on the needs of the Medical Center. Financial Disclosure Report: YES $145,000 $289,000 Job Details Application Open Date 12\/8\/2017 Application Close Date 5\/31\/2018 Organization Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Who May Apply US Citizens and Status Candidates Status Full-Time * More About VA * VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period). This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. * Qualifications * Basic Requirements: * United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. * Proficiency in spoken and written English. * Physical requirements outlined below. 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. * Benefits *SDL2017 Associated topics: care physician, family, family practice, general practice, nocturnist, practice, practice physician, practitioner, primary, primary care

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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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