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VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov.
The city of Grand Junction, Colorado, is the largest community between Denver and Salt Lake City, sitting at the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. Just 28 miles from the Utah border the city is within reach of thousands of square miles of public lands to include Arches National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Mesa National Forrest, and many more. The weather is mild throughout the year making for a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities to include camping, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, golfing, rafting, fishing, skiing, and much more. The metropolitan area is home to over 100,000 people with a diverse economy to include tourism, peach orchards, wineries, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, energy development, and retail. Colorado Mesa University is located in Grand Junction, offering a wide range of degrees and educational opportunities. The Grand Junction VHCS is the home of the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, a world-leader in adaptive winter sports for U.S. Military Veterans and active duty service members with disabilities. Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System: http://www.grandjunction.va.gov.
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED TO A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE.
Newly appointed employee(s) or employee(s) converted to permanent status, selected under this announcement, may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Funding, on the final award amount, is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds. Employee(s) must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment or conversion. If eligible to apply, please call Human Resources Management Service at (970) 263-5099, or stop by Building 5 Room 207, Grand Junction VHCS, CO, for an application.
This announcement will remain open until the position is filled.
Major Duties: The Associate Chief of Staff for Acute Care and Specialties (ACOS-AC&S) is responsible to the Chief of Staff (COS) and the Medical Center Director. The primary duty of the ACOS-AC&S is to oversee, lead, direct and mentor competent and motivated staff dedicated to providing high quality and effective patient-centered care to the Veterans of Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System. The incumbent is responsible for the direct management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations within Acute Care and Specialties (including CBOC). The supervisory role includes the monitoring, review and assignment of healthcare providers' workload, clinical effectiveness and efficiency, coordination of work schedules and the responsibility for clinical performance measures. The incumbent works closely with other leaders within the Acute Care and Specialties including ED, Rehab, Geriatrics and the organization to ensure optimization of resources, and delivery of effective and efficient patient care.
The duties of the ACOS-AC&S include, but are not limited to:
- Incumbent is responsible for implementing Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbooks, rules, directives, information letters, policies and regulations governing a broad range of administrative aspects of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the medical center. In order to affect the policies, incumbent must have the skills in management theory and cost-benefit analysis.
- The incumbent develops and administers a formal, systematic performance plan for reviewing, appraising and continuously improving each phase of clinical care, clinical support, administrative activity and coordination between other VA entities (other medical centers, the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and VA Central Office (VACO)) and non-VA entities.
- Incumbent is responsible for assuring that services provided by this medical center meet the standards set by accrediting agencies which govern the quality of care and the safe delivery of care for this medical center, to include, but not limited to The Joint Commission, the Office of the inspector General, State Licensing Boards, and all other pertinent oversight and regulatory bodies.
- In conjunction with other Service Chiefs, the Peer Review Committee and Professional Standards Board, the incumbent works to assure that any issues and deficiencies are corrected per standards.
- The incumbent participates in the annual budget estimate for operation of his/her Services; assists in management of the formulation of the medical center budget, including allocation of funds and recommendations to top management regarding staffing requirements, cost effective technological advances, equipment, projects, and supplies. These budgetary recommendations are based on statistics, evidenced based practices and projections which indicate patient workload trends, and knowledge of VISN-wide goals and objectives for program development and management.
- Duties include approximately 60% administrative and 40% direct patient care.
Financial Disclosure Report: Required
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens