VA Loma Linda Health Care System is actively seeking a well-qualified physician with innovative leadership skills and good interpersonal skills to join our staff as full-time Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), an executive level position. In addition to excellent leadership skills, the ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and proficient with VA Performance Measures and the principles of System Redesign, preferably Green or Black Belt Certified, demonstrate advanced leadership qualities, as well as strong strategic planning skills, dedication to patient-centered care, and a commitment to organizational stewardship.
Highly qualified candidates are needed to lead, give direction, provide knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of executive leadership, and lead professional staff in the clinical domain; Demonstrate significant and progressive leadership, mentorship, and management experience in a tertiary care environment; Demonstrate strong health care operations and planning experience including implementation and promotion of outpatient clinical access and hospital flow; Ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, be able to build teams, coach clinical leaders, and engage the workforce; Demonstrates knowledge of VHA and other accrediting bodies' standards and regulations; Ability to provide and model strong ethical character and professional conduct.
A faculty appointment at the Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, may be available.
Preferred Experience:ServiceChief/ACOS experience and be Board Eligible/Board Certified Physician in any specialty recognized by the ABMS;
First time supervisors in the federal system will have to serve one year of supervisory probationary period.
WorkSchedule: FULL-TIME, Monday-Friday, 0800-1630 (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
Relocation/Recruitment Incentivesare not authorized but PCS is allowed for this position.
CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of the United States.
EDUCATION: 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 holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges or the year in which the degree was granted; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the district of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure; (4) for residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
LICENSURE AND REGISTRATION: Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
Residents: 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Physicians, including residents, 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).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Reaching above shoulder; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing aid (permitted)]
RATING/RANKING PROCEDURES: Applicants who meet the qualification AND basic requirement will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, etc., indicate they possess the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Submita legible copy of your DD 214(s) indicating character of service and the dates of service or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects thedates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, pleasevisithttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
The followingApplication documents are required.
Your Résumé. Please make sure your resume includes where you worked, dates of employment (From: mm/yyyy To: mm/yyyy), and number of hours worked per week.
Copy of your transcript if you are using education to qualify.
Responses to the on-lineOccupationalQuestionnaire.
The following Eligibility documents are required. Failure to submit the required eligibility documents will result in you being notified that you have been rated ineligible for further consideration of this position.
Current or Former Federal Employees - Must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your current grade level. If you have served at a higher grade level in Federal service which qualifies you for this position, please provide a copy of that SF-50.
Other eligibility documents: Use the CHECKLIST to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as documentation to support Veteran Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced federal employees), and any document that will verify your eligibility to apply for this position.
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