The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Behavioral Health, reports to the Chief of Staff (COS) for day-to-day operation and management of clinical practice and staff in Behavioral Health.
~ Responsible for organizing and administering management of operations.
~ Work closely with COS in achieving strategic goals and performance measures within clinical area.
~ Exhibit leadership characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for integrated programs that cross service/discipline lines, and influences organizational mission and healthcare.
~ Function as administrator, educator, and consultant, utilizing management theory, in collaboration with COS and other services.
~ Provide executive input into strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for local and network efforts.
~ Utilize current trends and relevant theories in an analytical framework to design/modify, implement, and measure integrated programs and activities to achieve clinical and administrative goals of the medical center and/or network; evaluate outcomes against strategic priorities.
~ Consultant to medical center staff and greater community in behavioral health care psychology.
~ Plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate programs and follow-up actions to facilitate delivery of care and meet required internal and external review standards.
~ Provide leadership in the development of policies and systems to devise strategies to enable the organization to successfully manage ethical issues and protect patient/family rights.
~ Aggregate data and participate in budget process to plan for current, emerging, and future resource requirements (financial, human, material, and/or informational).
~ Mentor/precept staff.
~ Participate in the development of education programs and staff development models to facilitate career progression and to increase productivity and performance.
~ Provide leadership in professional, community, and governmental bodies that shape health care policy, contributing to the development/improvement of the healthcare delivery system and improved patient outcomes.
~ Serve as Chair of facility Behavioral Health Council; provide regular updates regarding behavioral health performance metrics and initiatives to facility leadership.
~ Establish processes to support evidence-based clinical and administrative practices.
~ Responsible for knowing the reusable medical equipment (RME) - instruments, equipment, medical devices, and/or supplies located in clinical area(s).
~ Obtain, read, and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all RME in clinical area(s).
~ Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule:Mondaythrough Friday - specific schedule will be determined upon appointment; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the medical center/service.
Functional Statement Title/#: Not Applicable - Physiciansare granted privileges.
~ Citizen 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 allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
~ Possess a 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.
~ 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.
~ Physical Requirements as outlined below.
~ Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
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 document canbe found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: This position requires sitting (up to 6 hours), walking (up to 1 hour), standing (up to 1 hour), bending (up to 15 minutes), and carrying such items as books papers, and files (up to 10 lbs. for 10 minutes). Travel into the community is required to meet with community stakeholders and community partners. Near vision correctable at 13-16 in. to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, use of both eyes, hearing (aid permitted), hearing without aid, clear speech, and mental and emotional stability.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Chiropractors) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
*PLEASE NOTE: BELOW IS ALIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET.
**PLEASE BE CERTAIN TO UPLOAD YOUR DOCUMENTS UNDER THE PROPER "DOCUMENT TYPE". Note - Application (VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, & Chiropractors)and ECFMG Certificateare document type "Other".
To apply for this position, please provide a COMPLETE application package, which includes the following :
1. Completedquestionnaire (online or hard copy).
2. Properly completed, signed, and currently dated (within one month of submission to vacancy announcement) VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, & Chiropractors. Link to application - https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf. Please read ALL instructions and complete the application in its entirety. If "yes" answers provided to questions 31 through 40 on page 3 of the application, explanation(s) must be given via a separate document.
3. Copy of final disposition(s)/outcome(s) on any and all malpractice issues/cases - IF any.
4. Detailed CV, to include"from" and "to" dates of employment.
5. Copy of ECFMG certification - IF foreign medical graduate.
6. Copy of DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" - IF prior military. Copy MUST show character of discharge.
7. Copy of a dated letter from a VA Regional Office that shows percentage of disability - IF prior military and you have service-connected disability.
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 1967374. 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.