The VA North Texas Health Care System is in search of an energetic, driven, visionary leader to serve as Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care (ACOS).
A primary objective of Ambulatory Care is to mentor and lead competent, satisfied staff dedicated to providing high quality patient-centered care. The ACOS, Ambulatory Care is a service level management position supporting this objective through administrative leadership. The ACOS has authority and responsibility for the operation and coordination of the Ambulatory Care Program at the VA North Texas Health Care System. Ambulatory Care encompasses Bonham Primary Care and Domiciliary, Fort Worth Primary Care and Compensation and Pension, Dallas Primary Care, Employee Health Unit, Podiatry, Visual Impairment Services, Administrative Support Section, and Employee Support Program. . Duties include supervision of physicians and mid-level providers at the Medical Center and the affiliated CBOCs, coordination of work schedules and responsibility for clinical performance measures as well as PACT principles. The ACOS, Ambulatory Care may have clinical duties assigned in the Dallas primary care clinics or as otherwise specified based on the unique skills and desires of the candidate. It is anticipated that the position will be at least 80% administrative, but may vary depending on the needs of the facility. The VA North Texas HCS is closely affiliated with University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
The ideal candidate will have:
A proven track record demonstrating strong leadership and managerial experience.
Excellent communication skills -- a key competency for the position. The incumbent will be expected to facilitate communication up and down the Service Line and will be the primary conduit of information to his/her colleagues/subordinates as well as to Service Line leadership.
Exceptional flexibility/adaptability as evidenced by the ability to manage multiple administrative and/or clinical tasks/priorities necessary to manage the Primary Care issues of the service line.
The ability to think and act creatively and innovatively, looking beyond day to day operations via proactive planning.
The ability to challenge systems and processes to improve access to care and the care delivery process.
- The ability to comfortably and effectively work within a service line leadership team environment.
The employee shall also participate in activities of the Health Care System that are designed to promote performance improvement and meet the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (The Joint Commission) as they apply to the position.
Work Schedule:8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.Basic Requirements:
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician/ 000000; an approved Scope of Practice (SOP) for Physician - ACOS/Ambulatory Care Service is on file.
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed (Schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), Foreign medical graduates not coveredby LCME or COCO must have verified education with the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, ECFMG certificate must be provided).
- 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.
- Residency Training,completed or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training programleading to eligibility for board certification. (Note: VA Physicians involved in academic training program may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are the Accreditation forGraduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or residencies which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English is required for Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions as required by 38 U.S.C. 7202(d) and 7404(d).
- Physical requirements must be met as designated per VA Handbook 5019.
Medical Center Director/Service Chief. Physicians appointed to leadership positions such as Directors of Medical Centers (including facility and Regional Office Center Directors, Directors of Outpatient Clinics (Independent) and Domiciliaries) or VISNs must meet the requirements specified in 38 U.S.C. § 7306. The individual assigned at this level will be a qualified doctor of medicine with demonstrated leadership ability.
(a) The Medical Facility Director (includes Directors of outpatient clinics (independent) and domiciliaries) has overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling medical, administrative, and supporting operations of a medical facility which administers a variety of medical care and treatment for a large geographic area. The Director is responsible for maintaining and improving health care facility and VA relationships through personal, active participation in the administrative, educational, community and social events of Federal, State, local and other affiliated organizations involved in health care delivery, Veterans service organizations, and appropriate civic organizations. These duties are geared to successful accomplishment of the basic patient care mission, as well as such additional missions as teaching and research.
Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or medical specialty with ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within the respective domain will include programs not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance management.
Highly Preferred Experience: This position requires full integration of the PACT model throughout Ambulatory Care. Two years of Internal Medicine experience with management responsibility is required.
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: Moderate Lifting (15-44lbs);Moderate Carrying (15-44lbs);Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6hours); 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 20/40/ in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard, December 17, 2015. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
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Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1950026.
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