Summary The Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) applies solid healthcare leadership skills and innovation in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, and evaluating complex clinical and administrative activities. Interfaces with a number of individuals, organizations and groups in order to assure coordination of services and ongoing communication with all stakeholders, consumers, veteran service organizations, VA central office staff, and others. Provides guidance to ensure adherence to standards of professional practice, evaluating care delivery models, establishing clinical programs, business planning, managing healthcare resources, assuring customer satisfaction, improving clinical quality, and implementing evidenced-based clinical care practices. Prepares documents, correspondence and recommendations for the purpose of providing guidance and direction to the field and for decision-making at the highest executive levels. Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality of care provided by the assigned service lines and consolidated programs. Plans, coordinates, and implements quality care through analysis and evaluation of VISN management reports and quality performance metrics. Accomplishes VISN program goals consistent with cost-effective use of resources and consistency with professional standards; Applies resource management techniques in assessment of clinical programs. Consistently strives to achieve financial and operating goals to demonstrate value for resources expended. Provides coverage as the Acting Chief Medical Officer in his/her absence. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30 AM to 4 PM or 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
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.