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Physician (Associate Chief of Staff) Ambulatory Care
location icon Memphis, TN
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.
Duties

The Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care (ACOS/AC) is a leadership position that is responsible for all aspects of ambulatory care delivery and supervision of staff. In conjunction with the Chief of Staff, the ACOS is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support program. Below are lists of duties not limited to additional duties:

  • The incumbent provides services with technical counsel as necessary, promoting the development of professional staff within the service.
  • Participates in top level policy design for Ambulatory Care through collaboration with Medical Center administration
  • Forward-thinking physician who embraces Primary Care delivery via a Care Team (PACT/PCMH)
  • The incumbent directs medical care programs, delegates authority and is responsible to meet both medical center and service goals.
  • The Associate Chief of Staff primarily focuses on clinical operations.
  • Ensures the development, implementation, and maintenance of Ambulatory Care requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy..

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
Financial Discloser Report: Not Required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$120,000
$262,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/22/2017

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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    • Basic Requirements:

      U.S. citizenship: (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
      English language proficiency. Physician 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).
      Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
      Licensure and Registration -Physicians must possess a 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.
      Educational requirements - 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs 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.

      Staff Physician. None.Beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

      Preferred Experience: The incumbent is a board certified physician in internal medicine or family medicine and has advanced clinical experience as well as demonstrated administrative/leadership skills. Also, the incumbent has sufficient credentials to qualify for an academic appointment at our university affiliate

      References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard.

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    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: RZ-18-AFA-10086552-T38-OCA

      The Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care (ACOS/AC) is a leadership position that is responsible for all aspects of ambulatory care delivery and supervision of staff. In conjunction with the Chief of Staff, the ACOS is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support program. Below are lists of duties not limited to additional duties:

      • The incumbent provides services with technical counsel as necessary, promoting the development of professional staff within the service.
      • Participates in top level policy design for Ambulatory Care through collaboration with Medical Center administration
      • Forward-thinking physician who embraces Primary Care delivery via a Care Team (PACT/PCMH)
      • The incumbent directs medical care programs, delegates authority and is responsible to meet both medical center and service goals.
      • The Associate Chief of Staff primarily focuses on clinical operations.
      • Ensures the development, implementation, and maintenance of Ambulatory Care requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy..

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
      Financial Discloser Report: Not Required