The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) is clinically and fiscally responsible for the delivery of timely, ethical, compassionate, efficient, quality and safe care to Veteran patients.
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual.
- The DCOS needs to be a hands-on leader with a strong desire and interest in innovating and designing the outpatient system of tomorrow.
- The candidate will supervise the Dental Chief, Diagnostic (Radiology and Cardiopulmonary) Manager, Laboratory Director, Pharmacy Chief, Ophthalmology Chief, Chief PM&RS/Audiology, Specialty fee providers and the Health System Specialist for Specialty service.
- The DCOS promotes the development of healthcare professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessment.
- The DCOS provider clinical support to the Community Care Service staff.
- The DCOS monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards and ethical conduct.
- The DCOS works as a direct report to the Chief of Staff (COS) and ensures that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network Office (VISN) 17.
- The DCOS monitors and ensures medical staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, federal and state rules and regulations, VA facility policies, OIG, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations.
- The DCOS creates an environment of system-oriented, continuous performance improvement as evidenced by meeting or exceeding performance expectations and national/VISN benchmarks.
- The DCOS is responsible for leading and guiding the clinical staff in support of the VHA's core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence in the provision of these duties.
- The DCOS represents the organization, internally and externally, in such a manner as to reflect positively on the facility and the Veterans Administration (VA).
- He/she will be responsible for the oversight of day to day operations of each service that is aligned under Specialty Services.
- This position consists of both clinical and administrative duties; the percentage of each will depend upon the clinical needs, and will be negotiated with the COS.
- The DCOS maintains and promotes high ethical and clinical standards that are carried into decision-making processes, promoting constructive problem solving in an environment of competing priorities.
- He/she works with the COS to ensure the facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VISN and the facility.
- The DCOS promotes an effective mix, coordination and support of clinical workload and resources, special program mandates and cost/benefit analyses, making recommendation to the COS and ensuring implementation of approved clinical proposals.
- He/she provides leadership to staff though policy guidance and activities on behalf of patients and their clinical care.
- He/she promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, consideration of clinical performance patterns in clinical privileging and other appropriate quality improvement activities.
- The DCOS facilitates assessment of educational and developmental needs of clinical staff to develop and implement plans for meeting identified needs; and to prioritize use of available training funds.
- He/she accomplishes clinical program goals consistent with available resources and participates in the allocation of facility resources and modification of programs to best meet the needs of the Veteran population.
- The DCOS provides strong leadership, managerial, organizational and clinical skills to improve patient flow and achieve measurable outcomes.
- This includes patient appointment availability; improving Special Emphasis Service efficiency; and implementing evidence based practices in all clinical services.
- The DEPUTY Specialty may be assigned other administrative/clinical duties to best meet the needs of the facility and the Veteran population.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Designated and/or random drug testing requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processMust pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
- 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.
- At least 2 years experience in a leadership role.
- Ability to supervise multi-disciplinary team and oversee varying competing priorities throughout Specialty Care Service in an efficient manner.
- Basic computer literacy proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office programs and comparable word processing, spreadsheet and graphic software and the ability to learn new programs specific to the VA
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.
- Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds
- Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds
- Reaching above shoulder
- Use of fingers
- Both hands required
- Walking up to 6 hours
- Standing up to 2 hours
- Both legs required
- Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4
- Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other
- Both eyes required
- Hearing (aid permitted)
- Mental and emotionally stable
- Working closely with others
- Working alone