Relocation (PCS) may be authorized for highly qualified applicant. The incumbent for this position may be eligible (pending availability of funding) to apply for reimbursement of qualifying educational loans under provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). The Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care (ACOS/PC) will be responsible for managing the Primary Care Department that includes clinical sites of care at the Medical Center and 18 additional sites of care. The ACOS/PC will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff. The ACOS/PC physician that provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership for the department to ensure achievement of the clinical goals and applicable performance measures. The ACOS/PC is accountable for the assessment of the health care delivery system, as well as developing a plan for the delivery of health services to patients, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration.Duties include but not limited to: Provide leadership and management for the Primary Care Department; Assists staff in identifying and solving patient care problems relating to primary care services on a day-to-day basis; Facilitate communication throughout all areas of Primary Care and will be the conduit of information to his/her colleagues and subordinates; Promotes effective coordination and support of clinical care by evaluating current and potential patient needs, clinical workload and resources, and special programs; Work closely with facility leadership to ensure strategic goals and all VA initiatives under Primary Care are met; Ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as The Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. Lead the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) approach in the delivery of care, which emphasizes team-based approach to healthcare; Ability to collaborate with an inter professional leadership team to evaluate, develop, and implement systems and processes to improve access to care Responsible for the budget and contract activities necessary to run a successful department; Responsible for participation and oversight of clinical staff's patient care performance measures, compliance with health system policies, completion of required training, , and recruitment and retention of highly qualified and experienced providers. Participate or lead Health System committee(s) and engage in system redesign activities. Collaborate and communicate with other medical professionals inside an outside the department on Veteran care; The ACOS/PC will serve as a liaison with academic affiliates' training programs; The incumbent will also serve as a staff physician. The expected time spent in direct patient care will be negotiated with the direct supervisor; Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 08:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.