The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking a highly qualified Physician to serve as the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for the Primary Care Department. This ACOS is responsible for the overall leadership of the department and holds accountability for the management of the Primary Care Department. Work Schedule: Primarily day hours, Monday through Friday however, incumbent has 24/7 accountability and must be able to meet the needs of the service. The duties, roles, and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: provides overall guidance and supervision to all staff in his/her service provides overall strategic direction for the Primary Care division that aligns within the goals of the facility provides leadership and direction for the primary care providers, clinical leaders and administrative support staff located at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, the Community Based Outpatient Clinics(CBOCs), Home Based Primary Care, Employee Health and Women's Health provides leadership and guidance to the Emergency Department providers under the direction of an ED Section Chief responsible for planning, developing, implementing, managing, and refining a comprehensive patient management, clinical support, and administrative program which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal and administrative requirements relating to the care and treatment of outpatients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner comprehensive skill set of clinical and administrative expertise is required to integrate primary care functions within the Medical Center, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), and coordinate Veteran care with these entities responsible for implementing VHA Handbooks, rules, directives, policies and regulations governing a widespread range of administrative aspects. to affect and effectively manage VHA policies, skills in management theory, cost-benefit analysis, and statistical analysis are beneficial committed to supporting Patient-Centered Care, to include the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model function as an active provider with clinical responsibilities adjusted due to administrative obligations and the need for access in his/her area of practice participate as a member, lead or champion of process improvement teams, leadership committees such as Medical Staff Executive Committee, Patient Aligned Care Team Committees, etc. demonstrate knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers responsible for assuring services provided meet the standards set by accrediting agencies that govern the quality of care for this Medical Center initiate and supervise the hiring of new primary care physicians and other providers oversee the quality of care and performance of primary care providers across all delivery methods associated with primary care practices initiating and maintaining credentialing and privileging, ongoing quality care projects, and educational programs for primary care providers ensure appropriate primary care provider workload, efficiency, productivity, and patient access is met to include institutional benchmarks for clinical care delivery. Physical Requirements: Incumbent must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Physical demands do not exceed those of a typical office setting. There may be some walking, standing, twisting, turning, sitting, pushing, bending, repetitive keyboarding or carrying of light items. Mental/Emotional Requirements: The candidate for this position will be expected to understand, remember, and apply oral and or/written instructions or other information; understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information; understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions; understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints; organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology; organize and prioritize own work schedule; and understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines. This ACOS position reports to the Chief of Staff. Recruitment Incentive: a Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate. (subject to eligibility and approval). Relocation Incentive: a Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate. (subject to eligibility and approval). Relocation Expenses: Reimbursement for some travel and some relocation expenses are authorized. (subject to eligibility and approval). Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.
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.