The Deputy to the Chief of Staff (DCOS) is an executive position responsible to the Chief of Staff (COS). The DCOS position resides within the Executive Office and is directly supervised by the COS. Key qualities include leadership, strategic planning, matrix-teamwork building, quality improvement, and credentialing and privileging. The desired candidate will have proven managerial skills in a complex health care environment that can foster inter-institutional relationships in an academic setting. The Iowa City VA Medical Center is a modern tertiary care level 1b facility, affiliated with the University of Iowa.
The DCOS's primary focus is on clinical operations, with emphasis on performance, quality, safety, and access. A strong background in data analysis, systems redesign, and quality performance will be required for success. The DCOS will have supervisory responsibilities over one or more clinical services and must therefore have management and supervisory experience. S/he will serve as acting COS when the COS is not on site, and must have a strong commitment to ICARE values. The position is primarily administrative, however some degree of direct patient care in one's specialty may be required. The incumbent also serves as professional liaison to other VA facilities, VISN-23, VACO, academic affiliates, and community stakeholders. S/he will promote constructive problem resolution in an environment of competing priorities. The incumbent monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations, standards of TJC (The Joint Commission) and other regulatory bodies, and upholds ethical professional standards both personally and amongst staff
Some of theDCOS responsibilities will include but are not limited to the folllowing:
* Demonstrates the ability to coordinate and integrate programs into a comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of Veterans by participating in establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure continuous comprehensive services.
* Closely monitors SAIL and performance measure metrics and assists all clinical services in performance improvement activities with the goal being continuous improvement in the quality and safety of the clinical care provided.
* Provides direct supervision over specific clinical services assigned by COS
* Is responsible for oversight of consult management, timely clinical documentation, hospital flow, and other critical clinical practices that impact organizational efficiency and safety.
* Works closely with Quality Management to create an environment of safety, assuring compliance with VA and Joint Commission standards, contributing to fact findings and quality/safety investigations, and participating in risk management activities (peer review, disclosures, RCA's, etc.).
* Serves on, or leads, committees, panels and workgroups as assigned by COS; acts as COS designee.
* Maintains credentialing as a physician, and provides direct clinical care in his/her specialty as assigned by COS.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday7:30 am - 4:00 pm ; schedulecan vary due to workload
Functional Statement Title: Deputy Chief of Staff
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification or Board Eligibility is preferred. In addition, graduation from the
Veterans Health Administration's Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP) is highly preferred.
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; religions; 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.
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:?, The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactory perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
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. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) 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 the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1993338.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.