The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) is the primary backup to the Chief of Staff (COS) and provides administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership to help ensure achievement of the Salisbury Veterans Affairs Health Care System's (SVAHCS) clinical, research, and education goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center. W.G (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC is seeking a board eligible/board certified physician to serve as the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) under the supervision of the Chief of Staff. The DCOS functions as an integral member of the leadership team serving as principal assistant to the Chief of Staff in clinical, administrative, and performance matters. The DCOS takes an active role in coordinating and integrating clinical and support programs to meet the needs of Veterans and providing high quality evidenced based healthcare; Ensuring medical staff compliance with regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission standards, performance measures and other appropriate regulations. Developing and monitoring quality improvement measures for process improvement. Evaluating clinical workload and resources, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals. Establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure continuous comprehensive services and, developing and maintaining a good working relationship with the affiliated medical schools. The DCOS will serve on various committees, workgroups, and task forces at the facility. In the absence of the Chief of Staff, will act in his/her capacity. Applicants must possess a broad knowledge and understanding of healthcare policies, missions, and operating programs, and knowledge of healthcare management. Key qualities include leadership, strategic planning, teamwork building, quality improvement, and credentialing and privileging. The ideal candidate will have a record of clinical and administrative experience. Research and academic experience is encouraged VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized to highly qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Deputy Chief of Staff's responsibilities include serving as the lead physician in the medical center's clinical access and quality of care initiatives/programs. The incumbent will work with the clinical service chiefs and performance measure champions to improve processes to meet the performance measure goals and improve utilization management. Reviews requests for contracts and helps determine the best way to obtain the required resources. When problems arise with transfers into and out of the Salisbury VA Health Care System, works with SVAHCS bed service chiefs, residents, transfer coordinators, as well as the other facilities as needed to effectively coordinate transfers. Work Schedule: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Monday - Friday
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.