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Job Title: Pathways Recent Graduate (Graduate Healthcare Administrative Training Program)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Military, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Pathways Recent Graduate (Graduate Healthcare Administrative Training Program)

The GHATP Program is a 12-month experience under the preceptorship of The Office of the Director. The 12-month cycle for the program is June of 2018 to June of 2019. During the experience, the recent graduate will:

  • Complete rotations through various components of the health system offering access to academically-affiliated medical centers, community-based outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, domiciliaries, long-term care services, electronic health record system, research centers, telehealth programs, and/or external rotations (such as Veterans Benefits Administration, or a neighboring non-VA health care facility).
  • Complete a diverse range of management tasks and projects in operations management, project management, finance management, quality management, information systems management, medical management, human resources management and research administration.
  • Report directly to, and have close working relationships with the Director and Associate Director of the Healthcare System.
  • Will work closely with the other officials in the healthcare system and the senior leadership team.
  • Will have the opportunity to attend senior management and network executive board meetings, morning reports, conferences, and more.
Upon successful completion of the training program, Recent Graduates are eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment into a position within the VA health care system. The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. The grade progression for this position is GS-11. Preceptors work with Recent Graduates to find a position that best fits their skills, needs, and circumstances. To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.
Work schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Position Description Title: Pathways Recent Graduate (Graduate Healthcare Administrative Training Program)
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/02/2018.
Applicants must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a Master's degree in hospital administration, public health administration or other healthcare admin/management from a qualifying degree program recognized by the Department of Education. A Master's in business or public administration may be accepted if at least two (2) healthcare courses are taken before completion of degree. All qualification requirements must be met by [enter date].
Veterans (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108) who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon their release or discharge from active duty; however, this eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of the requirements of an academic course of study.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Self-Management - Ability to set well-defined and realistic goals; display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner; work with minimal supervision; motivation to achieve; demonstrate responsible behavior
  • Planning and Evaluating - Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements; determine short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitor progress and evaluate outcomes
  • Decision Making - Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceive the impact and implications of decisions; commit to action, even in uncertain situations to accomplish organizational goals; cause change.
  • Flexibility - Ability to be open to change and new information; adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deal with ambiguity
  • Problem Solving - Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary, although slight physical effort may be required.

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

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

  • Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).
  • If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 or proof of service as well as proof of disability, if applicable. You must submit your documentation showing character of discharge.
  • Transcripts showing completion of qualifying Master's Degree.
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/02/2018.
Applicants must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a Master's degree in hospital administration, public health administration or other healthcare admin/management from a qualifying degree program recognized by the Department of Education. A Master's in business or public administration may be accepted if at least two (2) healthcare courses are taken before completion of degree. All qualification requirements must be met by [enter date].
Veterans (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108) who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon their release or discharge from active duty; however, this eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of the requirements of an academic course of study.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Self-Management - Ability to set well-defined and realistic goals; display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner; work with minimal supervision; motivation to achieve; demonstrate responsible behavior
  • Planning and Evaluating - Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements; determine short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitor progress and evaluate outcomes
  • Decision Making - Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceive the impact and implications of decisions; commit to action, even in uncertain situations to accomplish organizational goals; cause change.
  • Flexibility - Ability to be open to change and new information; adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deal with ambiguity
  • Problem Solving - Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
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