This position is for a physician who will serve as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education (ACOS/E) at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). This position reports to the Chief of Staff and is responsible for the oversight of all VA trainees. The ACOS/E serves as the VA Designated Education Officer (DEO). Provides operational and strategic oversight of VAAAHS professional training programs and activities. Serving as VA point of contact for VAAAHS to deal with trainee issues for the VA and for the affiliated institutions. Assuring that students and residents rotating to VAAAHS are sponsored by affiliated institutions and that affiliation agreements are in place. Reviewing and assuring that minimal qualifications and credentials are met for trainees. Ensuring that all trainees are appointed properly with completed applications and without compensation (WOC) letters as well as appropriate security screening. Providing orientation or assurance that necessary aspects of orientation are covered at the service level, including privacy training, computer security training, and CPRS training. Interacting with affiliated institutions as appropriate on matters pertaining to trainee assignments and curricula and on evaluation of the VA as a training site. Acting as a consultant to other VAAAHS staff on educational matters and interpreting policies according to VA requirements. Acting as the principal liaison with sponsoring institutions' Designated Institutional Officials (DIO) and education leaders in the academic programs. Advocating for sufficient VA resources for appropriate conduct of educational programs. Exercising oversight and administration of all training programs at the VA facility and assuring compliance with all pertinent requirements. This oversight responsibility includes fiscal matters, disbursement agreements, credentials of trainees, appointment and payment of trainees. Presenting an annual report to the Medical Staff and the Medical Center Director that summarizes training program activities for the past year. This annual report should cover such issues as resident supervision, resident duty hours, resident credentials, resident graduated levels of responsibilities, etc. Chairing the Graduate Medical Education Committee (Residency Review Committee) and reporting quarterly to the Clinical Executive Board on the safety and quality of patient care provided by trainees. Encouraging the appointment of qualified healthcare professionals as full-time or part-time staff who will provide supervision of trainees and patient care. Encouraging faculty appointments at the sponsoring institutions for VA supervising practitioners. Monitoring and assuring that VA staff members with appropriate credentials and faculty status supervise trainees. Reviewing and signing appropriate residency training program letters of agreement prepared by the affiliated institutions. Dealing with special situations and issues pertaining to trainees and advising the Medical Center Director and the program director of the affiliated institution program concerning trainee competence, conduct, and compliance with VA rules and regulations. Facilitating appointment of VA staff and appropriate affiliate institution program faculty to the Academic Partnership Council. Serves as the VA liaison to the Graduate Medical Education Council of the affiliated institution, University of Michigan Participates as an active member of the VAAAHS clinical leadership team. Responsibilities include membership on the Clinical Executive Committee, Executive Quality Leadership Board, Physician Compensation Panels, and other assignments as needed. The ACOS also serves as Acting Chief of Staff on-call on a rotating basis and as needed when the Chief of Staff is unavailable. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Pay determination based on specialty of care on defined VA pay table. 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 Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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