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Job Title:Physician (Chief of Staff)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:FG-13-800256-MF

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$140,000.00 to $235,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Sunday, June 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, LA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 800256

 

Announcement has been Amended to Correct Relocation Expenses Statement.

 

 

 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

 

This is an open continuous announcement.  We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis.   Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 

 

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

 

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact  Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

 

The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking a CHIEF OF STAFF to join the Executive Leadership team in leading the Medical Center in fulfilling its mission as a Mental Health Center of Excellence and a Long Term Care Center of Excellence while continuing the development of the robust primary care and basic surgery programs. The Chief of Staff will be energetic and dynamic with the ability to coach and mentor clinical leaders at the facility toward these common goals. The Chief of Staff will be responsible for overseeing the clinical and academic missions of the organization.   The facility has a long affiliation with the Tulane University Medical Center and is planning for growth in its residency programs. The candidate must have leadership experience both as a clinician and an administrator. Exceptional operational and financial management skills are essential.  The successful candidate must have the ability to meet performance measure goals and possess a thorough knowledge of the standards held by the Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies.  As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief of Staff must be a skilled interpersonal communicator, possess the ability to promote innovation, be able to lead others and inspire organizational excellence. Board Certification is required; Certification in an area compatible with the scope of the facility is preferred.

The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana, is shaded by beautiful old live oak trees in a park-like setting on 128 acres of rolling hills. It is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.  The main campus is located in Pineville, Louisiana, with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Jennings, Lafayette, Fort Polk, Lake Charles and Natchitoches, Louisiana. The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River.  It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music. Southern hospitality abounds and it is an excellent location to raise a family. Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, LA, 3 1/2 from New Orleans, LA, and 4 1/2 from Dallas and Houston, TX.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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The Chief of Staff (COS) serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in an efficient manner.  In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS is actively involved in the management of resources for this facility. The COS promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessments.   He/she monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards, working to ensure that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network.  The COS has an active role as a member of the Executive Leadership team, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's  mission and goals.  The COS develops and maintains working relationships with affiliated medical schools and programs associated with the Medical Center,  recruits certified licensed professional staff and ensures that  staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VA and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements. He/she ensures medical staff are in compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, TJC standards and other appropriate regulations. He/she creates an environment of continuous quality improvement, within which programs and quality of care effectiveness are evaluated.  The COS leads clinical staff to provide quality health care to each Veteran and embraces VHA’s core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence.

                                                                                                             

Relocation Expenses: Relocation Expenses are authorized.  The Appraisal Value Offer (AVO) is authorized.

 

If you authorize expenses, be sure to include this paragraph:  “The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to  http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.”


Incentives:  A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentives are authorized for this position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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·         U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

·         Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

·         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.

·         Must be board certified.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Citizenship:  Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

2.  Education:  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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.  Approved schools are:

 (1)  Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

 (2)  Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

 (3)  Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

3.  Licensure and Registration: 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.  The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Pre-employment Physical Required


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at  http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

Eligibles: Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   Federal Employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and copy of their most recent SF50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.   Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

 

Reasonable Accommodation:  Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process, contact the hiring agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850 IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.    Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.    Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: TTAG:VacancyID.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2.    Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, June 30, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1.    CV or Resume.

2.    VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ) (required).

3.  Optional Form, 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment)

4.    If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214  or proof of service (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

5.    If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mary L. Flournoy
Phone: (318)466-2253
Email: MARY.FLOURNOY@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Alexandria VAMC
Alexandria VA Medical Center
2495 Shreveport Hwy
Hwy 71 North
Pineville, LA
71306
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

FG-13-800256-MF

Control Number:

332759400