The VA Illiana Health Care System is seeking a Chief of Staff with proven executive leadership skills and a record of academic achievement who can lead change and build upon the strengths of our current clinical services. The Chief of Staff (COS) who reports to the Medical Center Director is a full member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for providing leadership of the clinical care, with an emphasis on promotion of access to high quality health care for veterans as well as patient safety. As the physician executive, the COS is actively involved in VA IHCS's leadership and management of resources, organizational performance improvement, patient and employee satisfaction, environment of care and strategic planning. In collaboration with the Hospital Director, the Chief of Staff assists in the development, organization, implementation and support of patient care, and medical education of the clinical and allied health services. To carry out these responsibilities, the COS formulates and recommends plans for a comprehensive program of medical care. The COS develops the requirements of staff, facilities, equipment and supplies needed to carry forward such an integrated program, utilizing necessary reviews and controls. Appraise the effectives of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care. The COS develops and maintains current accepted management practices throughout the organization. Communicates directly with the VISN 12 Chief Medical Officer with regard to the quality and coordination of patient care across the continuum and issues related to one standard of care at the facility. The COS may serve on VISN Committees, as well as in other various network assignments.
Directs the medical staff governance, by-laws and credentialing and privileging;
Ensures all patients 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;
In conjunction with affiliated institutions, provides appropriate educational and research setting which will maintain professional standards and continue to improve medical skills and knowledge;
Completes performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs;
Responsible for the standard of medical care and the professional integration of services across service lines;
Responsible for driving a culture of improvement.
Credentialing and Privileging
Authority and accountability of credentialing and privileging as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECMS);
Interprets regulatory and legal issues, monitoring medical staff and other licensed independent practitioner's compliance and quality of practice;
Initiates appropriate actions such as discipline, revocation or suspension of all or selected individual privileging.
Responsible for the oversight and accountability of all clinical training programs;
Ensures continued compliance with accreditation requirements of clinical training programs, including graduate medical education, optometry, podiatry, and other associated health programs;
Working relationship with the Medical School Dean and Department Chairs with regard to residents, training of students, faculty appointments, and recruitment of new faculty;
Works with service chiefs to effectively integrate affiliation goals and specific requirements for equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week, however, physicians are on call 24/7.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
c. Licensure and Registration.
d. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Preferred Experience: Hospital Administration or Supervisory
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.
Physical Requirements:Light lifting (under 15 lbs.), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16", far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), working closely with others, working alone, emotional and mental stability.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on the day the referral list is pulled for consideration, by the closing date ofFriday, September 29, 2017or by 11:59 PM (CST) on the date an applicant has been chosen, if closed earlier thanFriday, September 29, 2017 to receive consideration.
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The following documents are required. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a finding of "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this opportunity.
1. Your Resume and/or C.V. This must include information including:
a. Experience: starting and ending dates of experience (month and year), hours worked per week and salary information).
b. Education: name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned. (If selected, official transcripts are required)
c. Licenses and/or certificates earned (including the state earned in).
2. Online Assessment Questionnaire (Occupational Questionnaire). Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete this questionnaire. (If you are unable to complete this online see "How to apply section - If you cannot apply online" of this job announcement).
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or required documentation related to their Veterans' preference claim. Submitted DD214(s) must show active duty service dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If your DD214 is not yet available because you have not yet separated from service, you must submit official documentation detailing your service and impending date of separation.
Disabled Veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit the required documentation as listed on the SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" (example, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that the Veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more). For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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