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Job Title:Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VA-SES-13-834713-HI

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $173,600.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0670-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lexington, KY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

The Department of Veterans Affairs is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of SES members from all sources: within VA, the Federal government, and from the private sector. We have streamlined our recruitment process and now only require you to submit a 5 page resume to apply for this position. Because of this improvement, we are only announcing our positions for 14 days. 

Multiple similarly categorized positions may be filled using this vacancy
announcement.

 

The Lexington Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is a fully accredited, two-division tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level Ic Facility.  The Leestown Division, established in 1931, has a Community Living Center with hospice and respite services, primary care, home based primary care, prosthetics, optometry, mental health and substance abuse treatment, women's health, acute rehabilitation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder residential rehabilitation treatment.  The Cooper Division, established in 1973, is built adjacent to the University of Kentucky, and offers specialty outpatient care, inpatient acute medical, neurological, surgical and psychiatric care.
Referral arrangements for nursing home care are established with the Thomson-Hood State Veterans Home in Wilmore, Kentucky and with the Eastern Kentucky State Veterans Home in Hazard, Kentucky.

Lexington VAMC serves as the Polytrauma Network Site for VISN 9, where a team of experts coordinate care and rehabilitation services across the Network for severely injured soldiers and provides specialized training for teams at the other medical centers.

A 40-bed homeless transitional program for veterans, operated by Volunteers of America, opened in April 2005 at the Leestown Division.  This is part of a VA grant and per diem initiative administered by the Volunteers of America to provide housing and rehabilitative services to homeless Veterans.

Lexington VAMC is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as research. The facility operates 199 beds, and four community-based outpatient clinics in the Somerset, Morehead, Hazard, and Berea areas of Kentucky.  The veteran population in Lexington's primary service area is estimated at more than 89,000.

The medical center is part of VA Network 9 along with Huntington, WV, Louisville, KY, Memphis, Mountain Home, Murfreesboro, and Nashville, TN.  The facility provides services for more than 37,000 enrolled Veterans.                                                                                               

    

A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Appraised Value Offer (formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
  • Selectee may be subject to geographic or organizational reassignment/travel
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report is required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One year probationary period for initial SES appointment

DUTIES:

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The responsibilities include, but not limited to:

 

The Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director), reports to the VISN 9 Network Director, Mid South Healthcare Network. Responsibilities for this position include: Full delegated line authority and responsibility for executive level management with overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating and improving medical, administrative, and supporting the operations of a health care facility. Determines program goals and objectives; develops short and long range plans for achieving them; plans include adjustments to improve delivery of patient care services; provides executive leadership and direction to subordinate organizations; develops and coordinates a quality assurance program to ensure compliance with standards issued by accrediting and regulatory groups; allocates and manages available resources (financial and personnel) to provide quality health care; captures changing needs of varying customers via outreach in Veteran communities, conventions, etc., and works effectively with all stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes.     


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills, share a broad perspective of government, and a public service commitment.

 

Both competitive and non-competitive applicants MUST SHOW in your 5 PAGE RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) outlined below.

 

The target competencies deemed most pertinent to this position have been specified under each ECQ description below. It is highly recommended that your resume address your accomplishments in these specific competency areas. Remember, your resume must not exceed 5 pages including an optional cover letter. Any information in excess of 5 pages will not be considered or evaluated.

 

The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at:

http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.


 

A.  Executive Core Qualifications

 

ECQ 1.  LEADING CHANGE: 

• Creativity and Innovation

• Resilience

 

ECQ 2.  LEADING PEOPLE: 

•  Leveraging Diversity

•  Developing Others

 

ECQ 3.  RESULTS DRIVEN: 

•  Decisiveness

•  Problem Solving

 

ECQ 4.  BUSINESS ACUMEN: 

• Financial Management

• Human Capital Management

 

ECQ 5.  BUILDING COALITIONS: 

•  Partnering

•  Influencing/Negotiating

 

B.  Technical Qualification 

Knowledge of mission, organization, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a large health care facility.


    

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Step 1: Minimum ECQ-based qualifications

Step 2: Technical qualification screening

Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating and ranking

Step 4: Structured interviews to determine Best Qualified (BQ) applicants

Step 5: Tentative selection by Nominating Organization (May include additional screening)

Step 6: Approval by the Selecting Official (May include additional screening)

Step 7: OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) Certification

Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career SES appointee, reinstatement eligible SES, or a QRB certified graduate of an SES candidate development program. Non-Competitive applicants must submit a complete application as noted under Required Documents.  The agency has the option of considering you noncompetitively or including you in the competitive process (steps 2-6).


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees.  http://usajobs.gov/El/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service:   http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

EEO Policy Statement:   http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:   http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:   http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg



HOW TO APPLY:

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We strongly encourage you to apply online. Your complete application must be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date in order for you to be considered. Please read all instructions before you begin.

 

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, login in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/  and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue. 

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

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

 

2. Print your resume and required documents.

 

3. FAX to (478)757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up. You must obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, to provide your answers. Refer to the link below for instructions for completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. The form URL is at: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

 

Please note you may also call USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 to have the OPM Form 1203-FX mailed to you; however, this is not a practical alternative if the announcement is nearing its closing date. After the introduction on the recording, press 1, and listen for instructions to request the form.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application for this position includes the following items:

 

1.  Resume which demonstrates your experience, accomplishment, training, education and awards reflecting your ability to meet each of the MANDATORY technical and executive core qualification requirement(s) for this position.  Elaborate on your experience and accomplishments, highlighting your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, work objectives met (results of your efforts), policy initiatives and level of contact.  Ensure your resume does not exceed five (5) pages. Information beyond the five page resume will not be evaluated.  DO NOT submit the application form OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment in lieu of a resume.  DO NOT submit separate narrative responses to address the technical and executive core qualifications.

 

2.  Complete responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

 

3.  Non-competitive applicants:  Proof of noncompetitive eligibility is required.  Proof consists of an SF-50 showing career status in the SES and/or proof of certification of your executive core qualifications from the OPM administered QRB. Traditional method applications will NOT be accepted.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Holly Imler
Phone: (202)461-6765
Email: HOLLY.IMLER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VA Corporate Senior Executive Management Office
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20420

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the status of your application throughout the process. If you are deemed a "Highly Qualified" applicant, you should be prepared to begin interviewing approximately one week following the closing date of this announcement.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

VA-SES-13-834713-HI

Control Number:

336774700