The Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care (DACOS/AC) is a leadership position that is responsible for all aspects of Ambulatory Care operations and supervision of staff with a primary focus on PACT Operations. In conjunction with the Associate Chief of Staff, the DACOS/AC is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support program.
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The Deputy Associate Chief of Staff must demonstrate leadership in interpreting and supporting the Medical Center's mission, vision and values while operating in accordance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Medical Center policies, federal, professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA such as Joint Commission. The DACOS/AC will report to the Associate Chief of Staff, Ambulatory Care. Duties include, but are not limited to:
The DACOS/AC primarily focuses on clinical operations.
Participates in top level policy design for Primary Care through collaboration with various disciplines and services.
Ensures the development, implementation, and maintenance of Primary Care/PACT requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy. Directs medical care programs aligned under the ACOS, Ambulatory Care to include but not limited to Primary Care/PACT, Occupational health, TVC, Compensation and Pension/Special exams. Supports and actively participates in VACO, VISN and Medical Center priorities such as Whole Health and other programs as identified.
The incumbent delegates authority and is responsible to meet medical center, VISN and VACO goals for all areas of responsibility. Participates in affiliate training, teaching students and residents.
Provides services with technical counsel as necessary, promoting the development of professional staff within the service.
Enforcement and adherence to policies, directives and guidelines of VHA and the facility as well as certifying or accrediting organizations.
Participates in top level decisions that impact functional areas under his/her oversight through collaborations with Executive leadership.
Participates in recruitment, retention, budget development and resource management, quality improvement, committees, meetings and other assignments.
Works with HR and ER/LR to timely address any issues or concerns for employees aligned under the DACOS or AC service to include any disciplinary actions.
Facilitates communication along the service line and is the primary conduit of information to colleagues, subordinates and service line leadership.
Communicates and interacts appropriately and courteously with internal and external stakeholders.
Forward thinking and innovative, looking beyond day to day operations via proactive and strategic planning.
Work Schedule: Monday
Note: Position requires work outside of regular duty hours. Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
75% or less
0602 Medical Officer
Family Practice Physicians
Internal Medicine Physicians
Physicians, All Other
Physicians, Family Practice
Physicians, Internal Medicine
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
Basic Requirements (All applicants must meet the following basic requirements):
Citizenship: Be a 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Licensure: 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.
Residency/Fellowship Training: 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.
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).
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Preferred Experience: 5 years or more of administrative and supervisory experience and 3 years or more recent experience in PACT.
Preferred Qualifications:Board certification in Family Practice or Internal Medicine and experience with Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT).
Physical Requirements:This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); light carrying (15 lbs. and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.
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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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