The incumbent provides administrative and programmatic leadership for research as the Associate Chief of Staff of Research and Development (R&D) Service at the Orlando VA Medical Center. Incumbent ensures continuation and expansion of research among various disciplines. Incumbent has extensive experience in clinical research, a long-term track record of federal funding, and a high level of expertise in the initiation and ongoing management of clinical research activities. Incumbent is actively involved with research and is capable of maintaining these activities while promoting research among various disciplines in the Medical Center. Incumbent demonstrates productivity by a record of sustained publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of research data at national scientific meetings. The selected candidate will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to the following:
Analyzes and interprets data and uses the results of this work as the basis for generating manuscripts for publication and papers for presentation at scientific meetings.
Uses Scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve the care of patients participating in research.
Coordinates with the Directors of Residency Programs to promote and facilitate research among the trainees and clinical staff Works independently, exercising judgment in dealing with complex clinical, research and educational decisions.
Demonstrates behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, understanding, and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward patients, research participants, and the profession.
Continuously assesses and improves the processes of care delivery in the service so as to enhance patient safety.
Functions as a mentor for students, residents, fellows, and junior academic staff in completion of clinical research activities.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Functional Statement Title: Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development
The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the Lake Nona campus. The selectee may also be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.Basic Requirements:
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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools as followed:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
Licensure and Registration. 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. 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.
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified.
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.Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).