The Chief, Surgery Service accomplishes the health care delivery mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs in general. Services provided are subject to close scrutiny by Congressional interests, service organizations, the general public and the media. The Chief, Surgery Service is to be a physician, board certified or board eligible in her/her specialty, having completed an appropriate residency or fellowship. Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support is required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is recommended.
As Chief, Surgery Service, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Assume the responsibility for the overall management of the Surgery Service. This includes the organization of the administrative day-to-day activities of the Surgery department
2. Ensure the service functions as an integrated care delivery system, providing full continuum of patient-focused Surgery services for Veterans.
3. Coordinate and integrate the interdepartmental functions of surgical service. This includes chairing relevant meetings. Emphasize, and personally model, clear, compassionate, careful communication with other care lines and auxiliary services.
4. VISN liaison for Surgery service issues, meetings, collaborative, and other activities.
1. Interpretation of the testing and other specialty imaging to establish diagnosis and assist in managementof conditions in respective specialty.
2. Act as the consultant for patients referred to him/her for input regarding opinion or inte4rvention in respective specialty.
3. Complete medical records and ensure subordinates complete medical records within a timely fashion and accordance with current VCB and VA guidance.
Quality of Care:
1. Provide quality clinical care and service with regard to customer satisfaction, compliance with Joint Commission regulations and other relevant accrediting agencies as indicated, and ensure efficiency of service delivery.
This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff. Administrative direction is provided in terms of broadly defined goals and missions. The incumbent exercises a high degree of latitude in the planning, designing, implementation and accomplishment of program responsibilities. The incumbent works within a framework of VA guidelines, directive and regulations. Work is reviewed in terms of policy compliance and fulfillment of overall mission and program goals.
1. Represent the organization, internally and externally, in a manner that reflects positively on the Health Care System and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Recruitment/relocation incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
Relocation expenses/PCS:Not Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not Authorized.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Functional Statement Title/#: Chief, Surgery Service, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff
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 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 ofVeterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Board certified or board eligible in his/her specialty.
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.
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:?, Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); Heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); Pulling hand over hand (2 hours); Pushing (1 hour); Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (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; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1956943.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.