Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Des Moines, IA United StatesView Map
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 VA Central Iowa Health Care System (VACIHCS) is a Department of Veterans Affairs health care organization with inpatient and outpatient services located in Des Moines, Iowa and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS) located in Knoxville, Marshalltown, Mason City, Fort Dodge, and Carroll, Iowa. VACIHCS is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) serving veterans from 40 counties in central Iowa and in three counties in northern Missouri. The greater Des Moines metro is home to 585,000 people and was rated #1 Best Cities for Families in America by Kiplingers magazine in 2012.
VACIHCS is a Level II facility operating 51 Acute Inpatient beds, 60 Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program beds, 140 Community Living Center Inpatient beds, and 10 Acute Mental Health Inpatient Beds. The Des Moines campus provides primary care; specialized medical, surgical, psychiatric and substance abuse inpatient and outpatient care; home care services; rehabilitation, mental health, and palliative nursing home care; and is a referral center for acute and long-term mental health care patients. Thru our affiliates, VACIHCS provides Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency programs and offers residency and trainee programs in various other allied professions. In 2012, VACIHCS served 33,644 unique Veterans providing treatment in over 330,000 outpatient visits and nearly 2,900 inpatient episodes of care.
VACIHCS staff and leadership are committed to transforming the way the organization delivers health care. Our goal is to provide the best health care and best customer service creating the best patient experience for our Veterans. Our aim is to develop patient-centric processes and systems designed to deliver personalized, proactive and patient driven services in an efficient manner for each Veteran in our care. VACIHCS has implemented the Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) model throughout the organization to ensure resources are available and aligned with the services we provide. VACIHCS is actively engaged in expanding Telehealth technologies to maximize our ability to bring disease management, care/case management, and clinical care to our Veterans in the most timely and efficient manner. VACIHCS outreach programs have resulted in nearly a 10% growth rate in the last two years and several major construction projects are currently in progress to meet the additional demand and to provide new services.
VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 2 position and the salary range is $119,554-173,600. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs, a recruitment/ relocation incentive and/ or Appraised Value Offer (formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.
- 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