Job Overview

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 Veterans Integrated Service Network 11 (VISN 11), Veterans in Partnership (VIP) Network, consists of a system of seven VA medical centers (VAMCs) and 24 operating Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and one outreach Center in a catchment area that spans central Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and northwest Ohio, covering 90,100 square miles. The VIP Network medical centers operate 1,812 beds, including acute medical and surgical, psychiatric, and nursing home beds.         
As of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, an estimated 1.235 million Veterans live within the VIP Network with an estimated 341,000 Veterans, or 27.6%, enrolled for VA health care.  In FY 2009, a total of 252,649 unique Veterans were treated in VISN 11 facilities which included 31,650 inpatient episodes of care and 2,462,616 outpatient visits.  Approximately 18.3 percent of the total outpatient visits or 452,784 visits occurred at the Network CBOCs.         
All of the Network medical centers collaborate in the support of medical and health systems research.  The Ann Arbor, Detroit and Indianapolis VAMCs directly administer active research programs that include both VA and other supported research.  The Network also includes a Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center and a Health Systems Research and Development Center.           
The Network medical centers support education and serve as training sites for graduate medical education, nursing education and ancillary support education.         
Today,VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS) provides care to Veterans in Central Illinois and West Central Indiana.  VAIHCS provides primary and secondary healthcare services to Veterans residing in central Illinois and west central Indiana.  Inpatient services are available in acute and sub-acute Internal Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry.  Community Living Centers provides a skilled care environment with special focus on rehabilitation, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, geri-psychiatric care, palliative care and extended care.  A full cadre of ambulatory care services is offered including primary care, ambulatory surgery, mental health, substance abuse and specialty care.  VAIHCS is a level two complexity facility located in Danville, Illinois.  The population of Veterans in VAIHCS service area is approximately 147,000.       


The web site for VAIHCS is: http://www.danville.va.gov/ 
      
Permanent Change of Station costs, a recruitment/relocation incentive, and/or Appraised Value Offer (formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.

Duties

The Director is responsible to the VISN 11 Network Director. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Facility Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Health Care System in Danville, Illinois. Determines program goals and objectives. Develops short and long range plans for achieving them. Plans will include adjustments to improve delivery of patient care services.       
Provides servant leadership and works in collaboration with the subordinate organizations.       
Develops and coordinates a quality assurance program to ensure pro-active Veteran Centered Care and compliance with patient safety standards issued by accrediting and regulatory groups.       
Allocates and manages available resources (both financial and personnel) to provide quality health care. Deals with general personnel management policy matters affecting the facility.       
Captures changing needs of varying customers via outreach in veteran communities, conventions and creates One Stop Shopping for veterans and veterans’ families.         
Works effectively using the I CARE VA Core Values and Characteristics with all stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes.