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Associate Chief of Staff Medicine (Physician)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Physical Address

Tuscaloosa, AL 35486
Job Description

Associate Chief of Staff Medicine (Physician)

  1. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


- ##### Open & closing dates

09/04/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

VM 15

- ##### Salary

$120,000 to $262,000 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Tuscaloosa, AL

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

  1. Telework eligible


- Duties

  1. Summary

The ACOS is a leadership position that is responsible for all
aspects of medicine service 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. The incumbent provides services and technical counsel as
necessary, promoting the development of professional staff within
the service line.


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  1. Responsibilities

The Associate Chief of Staff, Medicine Services will provide
professional patient care approximately 60% of the time and
administrative duties 40% of the time. The duties and
responsibilities of the ACOS, Medicine include but are not limited
to the following:

- Working with the Associate Chief Nurse. Medicine/Primary Care
and other supervisors, managers and team leaders in the service
line to achieve and maintain high standards of performance. The
incumbent may delegate authority to subordinate direct line
supervisor and hold them responsible for the performance of
their specific units. In this regard, the incumbent is
administratively responsible for all subordinate supervisors and
managers and is the approving official of all goals, policies
and procedures established by each.
- Participating in organizational planning to include strategic,
operational, programmatic and other plans and policies to
achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center.
- Participating in the development of long and short-term goals
for the Medicine Service and the organization.
- Functioning as advisor to the Chief of Staff, Associate
Director, Associate Director for Nursing and Patient Care
Services, and Facility Director on issues related to the
provision of direct patient care by Service staff.
- Providing exceptional, high quality medical health care to
Veteran enrollees.
- Functioning as a collaborating provider for Advance Practice
Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, and Clinical
Pharmacy Specialist, as needed.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (Day tour with expectation of some
extended hours)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Note 1: Reimbursement for travel and relocation expenses are
Note 2: Recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized
for highly qualified candidate. (subject to eligibility and
approval) .
Note 3: Once appointed, if you meet all established criteria,
you may be eligible to apply for partial student loan reimbursement
under the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), subject to
available funding. You will be required to make contact with the
Program Coordinator in Human Resources within 30 days of your
appointment date to confirm your eligibility and initiate
application paperwork.
Note 4: Physician is required to be a collaborating physician
for one or more mid-level providers upon request.

  1. Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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- Physicians, All Other

- Requirements

  1. 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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination

  1. Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
Basic Requirements:
- 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:
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics and
Administrative and clinical experience
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Proven leadership skills
Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies
Effective management and operations experience
Board certification Has a vision for the future Advocates for
clinical research Interested in the pursuit of excellence
Experience in physician recruitment and retention

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: In Accordance With VA Directive and
Handbook 5019.

  1. Education

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: 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:

  1. Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an
overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA
physician brochure.

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
competitive status.

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

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