The Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director) is responsible to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Director. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of the VA Medical Center (VAMC). The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Full delegated line authority and responsibility for executive level management of the VAMC. Overall responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating, and improving medical, administrative, and support operations of the medical facility.
* Makes final decisions which have a direct and substantial impact on the healthcare organization and programs. Such decisions affect the nature, scope, and quality of patient care programs and activities.
* Establishes VAMC policies and procedures consistent with the VISN, Veterans Health Administration, (VHA), and VA corporate guidelines.
* Determines program goals and objectives, and develops short-range and long-range plans for achieving strategic direction consistent with the VISN, VHA, and VA Strategic, Performance and Operating goals.
* Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other Federal government agencies, local and state governments, community organizations and other health care providers in VAMC's service area.
* Fosters positive relations with the news media, Congressional staff, service organizations, and volunteer groups.
* As the Equal Employment Officer (EEO) for the VAMC, the Director has important motivational and executive leadership responsibilities with respect to planning, directing, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the EEO and other special employment initiatives required by statute, regulations, and policy.
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA. Provide proof of this license in the application package.
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 VA for the year in which the course of study was completed.
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. Approved residencies include those approved by accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, ACGME or American Osteopathic Association, or other residencies which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided appropriate training.
Demonstrated Leadership Ability
To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and submit Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts.
ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget).
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions.
B. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TO): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the TQ(s) below, not to exceed 2 pages. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. It is recommenced that you draft your TQs in word document and then upload into the system.
TQ: Knowledge of mission, organization, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a large health care facility.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and/or Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. The incumbent occasionally carries books and papers to and from meetings and conferences.
A complete application for this position includes the following items:
1. Completed Online Questionnaire
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
3. Separate narrative response to address the technical qualifications.
5. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
6. If currently a federal employee, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action outlining your current pay plan, series, and grade. (If you have held a higher graded position in the past, please include a SF-50 to verify the level served.)
7. Non-Federal Employees must submit recent pay documentation. Please use the checklist?,to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1951481
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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