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Job Title: Physician (Deputy Chief of Staff)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/08/2018
Expire Date: 04/09/2018
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Job Description
Physician (Deputy Chief of Staff)

The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is recruiting for a Physician to serve as the Deputy Chief of Staff who will have responsibility for all clinical operations within VASDHS. The focus of the position is to assure coordinated patient care delivery and clinical systems management in support of the facility mission and goals. The Deputy Chief of Staff is a key advisor to the Chief of Staff (COS) on clinical issues and assists in the administration and oversight of clinical, educational and research programs. S/he may serve as Chief of Staff in the absence of the COS and participates in selection of key staff members.

VASDHS provides healthcare to approximately 80,000 Veterans in the geographical area as well as to those referred to this highly complex tertiary care center with a strong academic affiliation with University of California, San Diego. The Deputy Chief of Staff's duties include directing and coordinating delivery of high quality inpatient and ambulatory care, maximizing budgetary and operational efficiency, ensuring policy and regulatory compliance, and resolving professional staff matters. To carry out these responsibilities, the Deputy Chief of Staff performs the following, but not limited to:

  1. Assures VA San Diego Healthcare System-wide coordination and delivery of high quality care.
  2. Assists Clinical Service Chief and Associate Chiefs of Staff, regarding the activities of the medical staff, and oversight of research and graduate medical education programs.
  3. Assists the Chief of Staff with meetings of the Organized Medical Staff, and assures adherence to the bylaws and rules and regulations.
  4. Assures education and deployment of systems redesign and performance improvement methodology; assist management prepare and execute training, assessment and application of these methodologies.
  5. Utilizes analytic tools to provide data to management for strategic and operative planning, and employ such data to create white papers that guide management decisions.
  6. Provides support and guidance to assure institutional compliance with external accrediting organizations, e.g., JCAHO, CARF, etc.
  7. Assists in the formulation of strategic short term and long range plans and goals for the clinical components of the medical center.
  8. Works with other health care disciplines to establish policies so that all health care professionals practice within the scope of their licenses.
  9. Serves as a member of (and chairs as needed) key medical center managerial bodies including the Leadership Board, Medical Executive Council, Executive Space Committee, and others.
Work Schedule: VA San Diego Healthcare System is a 24/7 operation. The Deputy COS may be required to work days, nights, off-tour, weekends, and holidays to meet the needs of our Veterans.
Financial Disclosure Report: RequiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 of Veterans 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: The individual selected for this position will be a highly qualified board-certified or board-eligible physician. Given the complexity of such an undertaking, the individual selected will have a record of leadership achievement, initiative and supervisory success. It is expected that the physician who accepts this position will participate in patient care and teaching, thus qualifying for academic appointment. Direct patient care activity may account for as much as 15% of his/her time. Academic appointment at the University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, appropriate to the achievements of the individual selected for this position, will be expected as required of all physicians in this affiliated tertiary care medical center.
  • Leadership
    • Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, and management experience in an integrated healthcare environment.
    • Demonstrated in depth understanding of health care systems.
    • Demonstrated leadership in facility level committees or initiatives.
    • Demonstrated leadership in VISN and VA or comparable committees.
    • Experience as Academic Faculty
    • Minimal experience as academic faculty and/or research programs.
    • Experience as faculty and/or actively engaged in research.
    • Extensive experience in managing training programs, or research programs.
    • Demonstrated expertise in the academic missions of education and research in an affiliated environment.
  • Clinical Experience
    • Minimal experience as a board certified physician.
    • Experience as Service Chief, Associate Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff or equivalent experience.
    • Experience in an executive leadership capacity providing leadership to clinical providers, developing organizational guidance and policy, ensuring compliance, and implementing new initiatives.
  • Experience in VA Setting
    • Minimal experience working using improvement models related to quality, safety, resource management, and/or strategic planning. Minimal experience analyzing and utilizing VA data to improve processes and/or outcomes.
    • Has completed training in one or more VA improvement methodologies, and/or has some experience in planning or organizing within a team for projects related to quality, safety, resource management, and/or strategic planning. Moderate experience analyzing and utilizing VA data to improve processes and/or outcomes.
    • Has experience leading, planning, organizing VA teams for projects related to quality, safety, resource management, and/or strategic planning. Extensive experience analyzing and utilizing VA data to improve processes and/or outcomes.
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: Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Bending/stooping; Twisting; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); 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.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VA Form 10-2850
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 of Veterans 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: The individual selected for this position will be a highly qualified board-certified or board-eligible physician. Given the complexity of such an undertaking, the individual selected will have a record of leadership achievement, initiative and supervisory success. It is expected that the physician who accepts this position will participate in patient care and teaching, thus qualifying for academic appointment. Direct patient care activity may account for as much as 15% of his/her time. Academic appointment at the University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, appropriate to the achievements of the individual selected for this position, will be expected as required of all physicians in this affiliated tertiary care medical center.
  • Leadership
    • Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, and management experience in an integrated healthcare environment.
    • Demonstrated in depth understanding of health care systems.
    • Demonstrated leadership in facility level committees or initiatives.
    • Demonstrated leadership in VISN and VA or comparable committees.
    • Experience as Academic Faculty
    • Minimal experience as academic faculty and/or research programs.
    • Experience as faculty and/or actively engaged in research.
    • Extensive experience in managing training programs, or research programs.
    • Demonstrated expertise in the academic missions of education and research in an affiliated environment.
  • Clinical Experience
    • Minimal experience as a board certified physician.
    • Experience as Service Chief, Associate Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff or equivalent experience.
    • Experience in an executive leadership capacity providing leadership to clinical providers, developing organizational guidance and policy, ensuring compliance, and implementing new initiatives.
  • Experience in VA Setting
    • Minimal experience working using improvement models related to quality, safety, resource management, and/or strategic planning. Minimal experience analyzing and utilizing VA data to improve processes and/or outcomes.
    • Has completed training in one or more VA improvement methodologies, and/or has some experience in planning or organizing within a team for projects related to quality, safety, resource management, and/or strategic planning. Moderate experience analyzing and utilizing VA data to improve processes and/or outcomes.
    • Has experience leading, planning, organizing VA teams for projects related to quality, safety, resource management, and/or strategic planning. Extensive experience analyzing and utilizing VA data to improve processes and/or outcomes.
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.
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