The Syracuse VA Medical Center is looking for an Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of the Clinical Support Integrated Clinical Community (ICC). The ACOS for the Clinical Support ICC has overall clinical, administrative, strategic planning, budgetary and supervisory responsibilities for programs aligned under the Clinical Support ICC. The clinical disciplines included in the careline are Spinal Cord Injury & Disease, Imaging, Laboratory, Physical Rehabilitation & Medicine, and Pharmacy. The Syracuse VAMC, providing care to over 50,000 Veterans, is a tertiary care facility which provides acute medical, surgical, rehabilitative, emergency, intensive care, geriatric care and mental health services along with a vast array of outpatient specialty services and extensive primary care programs. Services include highly technical and complex services across the continuum of care such as the Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center, the VISN Polytrauma program and the Amputee System of Care program. The Syracuse VAMC is a highly complex (complexity level 1c) VA facility in an urban setting, covering thirteen (13) counties and including seven (7) CBOCs which all exist in rural or highly rural areas. The ACOS for the Clinical Support Integrated Clinical Community (ICC) has overall clinical, administrative, strategic planning, budgetary and supervisory responsibilities for programs aligned under the Clinical Support ICC and over all non nursing staff assigned to the Clinical Support ICC. The Clinical Support ICC Care/Service line consists of inpatient and outpatient services including a variety of specialty services. The clinical disciplines included in the careline are Spinal Cord Injury & Disease, Imaging, Laboratory, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Audiology and Pharmacy. The ACOS also provides oversight for a variety of non-clinical staff including PSAs, and administrative officers and health system specialist. The Clinical Support ICC also oversees a residency and fellow ship programs in the specialties. The Clinical Support ICC provides inpatient and outpatient clinical services on site and at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The ACOS is responsible for developing strategic plans, policies, procedures, and organizational structures required to fulfill the service line's mission. The incumbent has final decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting the Clinical Support ICC. The ACOS collaborates with clinical and administrative operations and program/section managers to ensure that operational goals are met. The ACOS also works closely with peers in other services and management to meet the needs of the Medical Center's internal and external stakeholders. He/she is responsible to ensure all GME training program mandates are met in coordination with discipline service chiefs and program coordinators. The incumbent is knowledgeable of overall VA, VHA, VISN, and SYR VAMC goals, missions, and priorities to assure a positive impact on programs and resources. The ACOS is responsible for ensuring that all programs provide outstanding quality of care, maintain appropriate accreditation, provide excellent patient experience and achieve excellent staff satisfaction. The ACOS for the Clinical Support Integrated Clinical Community (ICC) must possess advanced practice skills, excellent judgment, advanced supervisory skills, program management skills and be able to instill and sustain high reliability principles in all constituent programs. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position MAY be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program, depending on specialty. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Full Time; Mon- Fri, 7:30am-4pm
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.