This position is located in the Chief of Staff's office at the Manchester VA Medical Center, Manchester, New Hampshire. This position is full-time, 80 hours per pay period. Relocation Expenses (PCS) have been authorized for this position. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive has been approved for this position and may be offered to highly qualified candidates. The Manchester VA is currently seeking a Chief of Staff with proven leadership skills and a record of academic achievement who can build upon the strengths of our current clinical services. Generally, a Monday - Friday position. In collaboration with the Medical Center Director, the Chief of Staff assists in the development, organization, implementation and support of patient care, medical education, and research activities of the clinical and allied health services. Through persuasive and facilitative skills, influences the quality and effectiveness of all medical programs through either direct line leadership or collaborative relations with Service Chiefs. Communicates directly with the VISN 1 Chief Medical Officer with regard to the quality and coordination of patient care across the continuum and issues related to one standard of care at the facility. Leadership Directs the medical staff governance, by-laws and credentialing and privileging. Ensures all patients receive high quality, efficient, timely and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care. Ensures the highest level of performance by Medical Staff members through appropriate delineation of clinical privileges, ongoing performance evaluations, orientation and use of continuous quality improvement practices. In conjunction with affiliated institutions provides appropriate educational and research setting which will maintain professional standards and continue to improve medical skills and knowledge. Completes performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs. Responsible for the standard of medical care and the professional integration of services across service lines. Responsible for driving a culture of improvement. Credentialing and Privileging Authority and accountability of credentialing and privileging as Chair of the Medical Executive Board (MEB). Interprets regulatory and legal issues, monitoring medical staff and other licensed independent practitioner's compliance and quality of practice Initiates appropriate actions such as discipline, revocation or suspension of all or selected individual privileging. Affiliation and Research Responsible for the oversight and accountability of all clinical training programs. Ensures continued compliance with accreditation requirements of clinical training programs, including graduate medical education, nursing education, and other associated health programs. Working relationship with the Medical School Dean and Department Chairs (Dartmouth and Boston University) with regard to residents, training of students, faculty appointments, research, and recruitment of new faculty. Works with service chiefs to effectively integrate affiliation goals and specific requirements for equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion. The position requires Board Certification. Work Schedule: Full-time, generally Monday - Friday, 1st shift Compressed Work Schedule: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be available Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be available Remote: Not Available Telework: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Required, selectee must file a financial disclosure report, OGE Form 450, within 30 days of onboarding and then annually. Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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
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.