The DCOS is an active member of the Leadership Team for North Florida/South Georgia VHS, and directly reports to the Chief of Staff. The DCOS is an active participant in fulfilling the mission and strategic plan of NF/SGVHS. S/he serves as a key clinical resource to the Medical Center Director, Chief of Staff and the members of the Executive Team of the health care system. S/he will be expected to provide leadership and direction for all service chiefs, clinical care leaders and providers, and administrative support staff. 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 collaborates 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 serves as the principal clinical advisor to the Chief of Staff for Outpatient Clinic Operations and Performance Management.
The DCOS participates in top level decisions and the development of policies and programs that relate to clinical care. The DCOS directs health care programs and has direct authority to delegate and assign responsibility to meet medical center, VISN, VACO and service goals.
University of Florida, College of Medicine faculty appointment may be available.
Specific Duties and Expectations:
The Deputy Chief of Staff position is 90% administrative and 10% clinical. The Deputy Chief of Staff provides supervisory oversight to the following Services:
* Ambulatory Care Service in Gainesville and Lake City (includes Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Employee Health, Health Promotion & Disease prevention, Women's Health, Specialty care services such as Podiatry, Audiology, Optometry, Dermatology, Pain Management, and General Internal Medicine Continuity Clinics)
* Outpatient Clinic Service with three large multi-specialty clinics and eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Florida and Georgia (includes Primary Care, Specialty Care, Mental Health, Ancillary)
* Clinical Informatics Service
* Compensation and Pension Service (includes compensation and pension and Environmental Agents)
* VA Community Care Service (formerly Non-VA Care Coordination/NVCC)
Provides functional oversight for the following programs at the facility level:
* Clinic Practice Management/Access Management
* Clinical Quality Performance Measures/External Peer Review Program
* Computerized Patient Records System and related programs
* Clinical Data Analytics
* My Health e-Vet Program
* Veterans Choice Program Implementation
Chairs or Co-Chairs multiple committees including Computerized Patient Records System (CPRS) Clinical Advisory Committee, Access Steering Committee, Compliance and Business Integrity Committee, Consult Management Committee, Performance Improvement Committee, and Community Care Quality Oversight Committee. Participates as a member on other committees and councils, including Medical Executive Committee, Peer Review Committee, Administrative Executive Committee, Executive Leadership Board, Systems Redesign Steering Committee, and Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) Improvement Workgroup. Major VISN level collaboration includes serving as a member of the VISN 8 Steering Committee and the VISN 8 Quality Council.
Provides executive review and concurrence on policy statements, suspense items, and issue briefs that make an impact at the local, VISN, and VHA levels.
Serves as Acting Chief of Staff in Chief of Staff's absence.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.).
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(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.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(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.
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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
1. Board Certified in an ABMS recognized specialty; board certification in a primary care area preferred.
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 organization excellence, build teams, coach clinical leaders, and engage 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.
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.
Physical Requirements. There are no physical requirements for providers.?,They must only be able to practice medicine according to their privileges, in a manner that presents no danger to themselves or others.
Attention: 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 VA.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document types(s):
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.
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 1931695.
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.