The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (NYHHS) is responsible for working with the Director, the Chief of Staff, and the Associate Chiefs of Staff to oversee all Medical Staff activities related to the treatment and care of patients in the clinics, emergency departments, wards, and operating rooms, diagnostic areas (including radiology, nuclear medicine, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service) of the acute care campuses (Brooklyn and New York) and the Community Living Center, Domiciliary unit, and clinics at the St. Albans campus and the Staten Island Community Based Outpatient Clinic, participating in and supervising the training of residents and students assigned to these facilities, participating in and supervising research that improves and advances the care for veterans and other citizens of the United States. The DCOS should be Board Certified. The DCOS must be a citizen of the United States, be eligible for appointment to a senior faculty position in the appropriate Department of one or both of the affiliates, and have a physical presence at each of the campuses of VA NYHHS. The duties of the DCOS include but are not limited to the following:
Directly supervise Medical Staff services to be named.
Advance the objectives of continuously improving patient care and promoting research and medical education.
Provide effective management in periods of crisis or change.
Excel in collaboration and partnership with a larger network of health care providers.
Assist in Recruitment of staff, clinical service chiefs, and ACOSs.
Developed new programs of excellence and strengthening those that already exist.
Serve as liaison to the academic affiliate on issues related to patient care, teaching and research.
Provide administrative supervision of site specific service chiefs and ACOSs who are under the direction of the Chief of Staff.
Provide oversight for day-to-day operational and medical decisions.
Participate in VISN-2-level committees and task groups.
Serve a member of the executive leadership team and participate in the facility and VISN level clinical and administrative committees, teams, and councils.
Work with the COS and Clinical Service Chiefs to coordinate care of and appropriate consultation for veteran patient in the clinics and on the wards services of VA NYHHS.
Work with VISN-2 and other VHA facilities colleagues to coordinate the care of veterans being referred to or from VA NYHHS for clinical care.
Work with the COS to supervise the Medical Staff Credentialing and Privileging Office.
Participate in VA NYHHS Committee activities including the Executive Council, the Clinical Executive Board, the Clinical Service Chiefs, the Peer Review, the Professional Standards and Credentialing Board, and other committees as needed.
Have an active presence at all campuses and CBOCS of VA NYHHS.
Actively participate in clinical care, teaching, and research activities.
Work schedules may vary depending on the hiring facility.
Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION:Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
English language proficiency
Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment is required.
Licensure and Registration - Current, full,and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
Educational requirements - 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:
Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
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.
For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR
Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
The following requirements for this position are as follows:
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: You must have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved residency training program and you must be Board Certified in a Medical Specialty.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by aProfessional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists)in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a pre-employment physical exam.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veteransshould claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Required Documents: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1.Completed Online Questionnaire 2.CV or Resume 3.VA Form 10- 2850 - Application For Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) 4.Proof of current certification, licensure or registration 5.Unofficial transcript(s) (official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired). 6.Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf . Veterans must submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement. If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.