The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) is an active member of the Leadership Team for VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS), and directly reports to the Chief of Staff. The DCOS collaborates with Executive Leadership in developing and implementing organizational goals for VANCHCS which includes 10 sites of operation; Sacramento Medical Center, McClellan, Martinez, Redding, Chico, Yuba City, Mare Island, Fairfield, Oakland, Yreka, and a future site at Alameda Pointe.
The DCOS will be an active participant in fulfilling the mission and strategic plan of VANCHCS. S/he will be expected to provide leadership and direction for all service chiefs, clinical care leaders and providers, and administrative support staff throughout VANCHCS. The DCOS is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, managing, and refining comprehensive health care operations. The DCOS will provide technical counsel, when necessary, to meet clinical, procedural, legal, and administrative requirements of the health care system. S/he will collaborate with clinical and administrative services in order to ensure quality and safety of patient care to support the clinical operations and meet regulatory guidelines.
The DCOS will provide leadership for patient-centered care, specifically Veteran-centered care, and other medical center initiatives. S/he will participate in various task groups, committees, and councils that address health care operations at the local, Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN), and national Veterans Health Administration (VHA) levels.
Specific Duties and Expectations
Supervises and Mentors ACOS, Service Chiefs, or other clinical leaders in the following services; Audiology, Education (ACOS and DLO), Clinical Informatics, Social Work, Workplace Violence Prevention Coordinator, and the Administrative Officer for Chief of Staff Office.
Chairs or Co-chairs multiple committees and councils to assist in the completion of organizational goals and regulations including; Medical Executive Council, Access Committee, Consult Management Committee, Biennial Medical & Dental Council, Workforce Development Council.
Participate on other committees or councils including; Executive Management Board, Executive Quality Board, Academic Affiliations Committee, Management Budget Briefings, Position Management Board, Executive Space Committee, Director's Brown Bag, Network Leadership Forum, Performance Measures Meetings, Peer Review Committee, Organizational Steering Committee, and other committees as assigned by COS.
Provide executive review and concurrence on policy statements, suspense items, and issue briefs that make an impact at the local, VISN, and VHA level of the organization.
Robustly participate in the LEAN initiatives of the organization including; become eligible for Green Belt Certification, acting as Executive Sponsor, completing Gemba walks and Executive Walkabouts throughout all sites of care, supporting the Office of Organizational Improvement, and identifying areas for continuous improvement.
Maintain and serve in a clinical area with clinical time allocation as negotiated with the Chief of Staff. -Administrative component is expected to range from 60% to 80%.
May be required to serve as acting for other Clinical Service Chiefs.
May be eligible to maintain an academic appointment at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.
Submitting your CV/Resume using USA Staffing is not mandatory - you may instead choose to send your CV/Resume via email directly to Crystal Keeler, Physician Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position. All 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 the VA. Applicants who test positive for illegal use of drugs will not be appointed.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
1. Must be United States Citizen. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy.)
2. English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English
3. Education - Degree of doctor of medicine or 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 complete.
4. Licensure - Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
1. Must be Board Eligible/Board Certified Physician in any specialty recognized by the ABMS.
2. Demonstrates significant and progressive leadership, mentorship, and management experience in a tertiary care environment.
3. Demonstrates strong health care operations and planning experience.
4. Demonstrates experience with LEAN and system redesign principles- preferably Green or Black Belt Certified.
5. Ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, be able to build teams, coach clinical leaders, and engage the workforce.
6. Demonstrates knowledge of VHA and other accrediting bodies' standards and regulations.
7. Ability to provide and model strong ethical character and professional conduct.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD. This can be found in the local Human Resource Office.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands of this position involve primarily walking, talking, use of telephone/computers, etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day-to-day activity.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Please provide the following required documents with your application package:
1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
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, you may send by fax to (916) 843-7078 or email to Crystal.Keeler@va.gov with reference to Vacancy ID# 1928115.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG: Friday, December 29, 2017, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-916-843-7078. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.