Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care
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Montgomery, AL 36107
Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care
- Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
- ##### Open & closing dates
12/19/2018 to 12/17/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$120,000 to $262,000 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.
- Telework eligible
The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Ambulatory Care Services
Line is a key leader that works under the broad supervision of the
Chief of Staff. The Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care
serves as an integral member of the leadership team with
responsibility for coordination and consultation with clinical and
administrative services to provide high quality care.
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The ACOS for Ambulatory Care Service is responsible and accountable
for the overall service leadership, policy planning, budget,
operations and performance of the service line at all sites to
include Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) and Healthcare
Centers to achieve quality healthcare and outcomes.
\* Performs clinical duties on a regular basis within delineated
\* Participates actively in delivering in-service training for
medical center disciplines and services; in teaching of medical
school residents and medical students; and in supporting an
environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages
\* Participates in interdisciplinary team activities provides cross
coverage to other programs as needed to achieve optimum
interdepartmental cooperation to assure that patient care is
\* Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality
of care provided by the service.
\* Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality through utilization
of multiple quality measurement tools.
\* Responsible for financial and human resource management.
\* Develops the annual strategic and budget plan consistent with
guidance and goals from the Directors Office and/or Financial
\* Develops and implements tracking methods to monitor the service’s
\* Collaborates with other service chiefs in the development and
execution of the overall Medical Center strategic and business
\* Pans initiatives and develops programs in collaboration with
other services to ensure coordination of service, reduction of
redundancies, and enhancement of cost effectiveness.
\* Promotes clinical and operational efficiencies to enhance
programs and services, e.g. reduction in length of stay and
reduction in appointment wait times.
\* Participates in the Senior Medical Officer of the Day on-call
\* Performs other duties as required.
Permanent Change of Station Expenses are authorized for this
position. The Department of Veteran Affairs offers Permanent Change
of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station
authorization includes the relocation of a household and travel
expenses to new location due to government convenience in connection
with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. PCS expenses
for non-VA employees are limited. For more information go to
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 0800 a.m. – 04:30 p.m
- Travel Required
Occasional travel – Selectee will be required to provide services
for all CAVHCS locations as needed.
- Supervisory status
- Promotion Potential
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0602 Medical Officer
- Conditions of Employment
- United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be
appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
in accordance with VA Policy
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in
accordance with VA Policy.
- 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in
which the course of study was completed.
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Family Medicine or
Internal Medicine. Extensive supervisory experience in a large
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part
II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found
in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, pulling, and carrying.
Must be able to walk, stand, and bend for 2-4 hours per day. Must be
able to distinguish between basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted).
Good interpersonal skills, working closely with others. Use of
fingers for 6-7 hours per day.
EDRP – This position is eligible for the Education Debt
Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility requirement, and submit your application within four
months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and
eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA
Education Loan Repayment Services Office.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here:
http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education
to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of
Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit
for that education. For further information, visit:
- Additional information
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an
overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26
days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
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
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health r