Physician Associate Chief Of Staff For Edcuation

Department Of Veterans Affairs Sioux Falls , SD 57101

Posted 4 weeks ago

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The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Full Time, Permanent,Physician Associate Chief of Staff for Edcuation.

The incumbent will service as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the at the Sioux Falls, VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS).

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Duties include but are not limited to:

  • The ACOS of Education will be expected to participate in clinical care within their area of specialty. Responsibilities of the incumbent will include approximately 60% administrative and 40% clinical duties. The ACOS for Education will participate in and/or conduct research activities as appropriate.

  • The incumbent leads the academic mission of the SFVAHCS with oversight, responsibility, and accountability for all accredited and affiliated clinical trainee programs within the SFVAHCS in accordance with the Office of Academic Affiliations/Graduate Medical Education (OAA/GME) and other Veterans Administration guidance and applicable accrediting body standards. The ACOS/E maintains the quality of relationships with affiliates and the quality of the local learning environment.

  • Providing leadership and collaboration in planning, managing, supervising and executing various Graduate Medical Education, Mental Health, Audiology, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Optometry Resident training programs, Associated Health Professions Programs, VA Special Fellows, Internships, and a Clinical Pastoral Education program.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with affiliates, serving as the principal liaison with sponsoring institutions' designated institutional officials (DIO) and education leaders in the academic programs.

  • Serving as the SFVAHCS Liaison to the Graduate Medical Education Council of the primary affiliated institution, the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.

  • Managing education affiliations and agreements for the SFVAHCS.

  • Serving as a member of the SFVAHCS Medical Executive Committee and other facility committees as appointed.

  • Facilitating appointment of Veteran's Affairs staff and appropriate affiliate institution program faculty to the Academic Partnership Council.

  • Chairing the Graduate Medical Education Committee (Residency Review Committee) and reporting to the Medical Executive Committee on the safety and quality of patient care provided to trainees.

  • Ensuring completion of the Annual Report of Residency Training Programs (ARRTP) and coordinating with the Chief of Staff for report submission by the facility director.

  • Ensuring that trainees rotating to SFVAHCS are sponsored by affiliated institutions with current affiliation agreements.

  • Ensuring that applicable Trainee Qualifications and Credentials Verification Letter (TQCVL) requirements are met.

  • Ensuring that all residents and trainees with completed applications have appropriate VA appointments through Human Resources, including Without Compensation (WOC) appointment letters when appropriate as well as appropriate security screening.

  • Ensuring that necessary aspects of orientation are completed, including privacy training, computer security training, PIV card access, and Computerized Patient Records System (CPRS) Training.

  • Supervising residents, personnel and budget assigned with oversight of resident's payroll, leave requests and processing for future assignments within the facilities. Providing oversight to ensure trainees have proper clinical supervision in place and are monitored according to required guidelines.

  • Collaborating with and providing feedback to Service Chiefs and Chief of Staff when deficiencies in supervision or aspects of program management are identified.

  • Maintaining open communication with the Chief of Staff and other members of the SFVAHCS leadership, effectively communicating current information regarding the educational programs of the healthcare system.

Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday-Friday, daytime business hours, 7:30 to 4 or 8 to 4:30. Additional information will be discussed during the interview process.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; 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 12/31/1959

  • 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 onboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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 certification.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Preferred experience would be working with trainees and/or resident program administrations.

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:Daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid

deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful.


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:

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Physician Associate Chief Of Staff For Edcuation

Department Of Veterans Affairs