Job Overview


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 Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC), located in Louisville, KY, was opened in 1952.  This facility is responsible for providing specialized hospital-based care and outpatient care to Veterans residing in 35 counties in central and western Kentucky and in southern Indiana.  The Robley Rex VAMC operates eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and supports a Veteran outreach center.   The medical center is a part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 9, which includes facilities in Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

The Robley Rex VAMC is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1c Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research.   The Robley Rex VAMC offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care benefits to the more than 150,000 Veterans residing in its service area.   The medical center also participates in a “sharing agreement” with the Department of Defense. 
Renovations and additions to the facility include; expanded state of the art Emergency Department; expansion of Hospice Unit; new Medical Procedures Unit; two new MRIs; complete renovation and state of art Surgical Intensive Care Unit; renovation of Hematology/Oncology Unit to include a Chemo Satellite Pharmacy;  and renovation of Physical Therapy unit.  The newly constructed OEF/OIF/OND Clinic and 16 bed Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program will be completed in Fall 2013.

The Robley Rex VAMC has been approved for a new replacement facility and design is underway

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands.  This is a Pay Band 2 position.  The salary range for this position is $120,749 - $175,400.  Exceptions to the salary cap may be authorized.

Permanent Change of Station costs, a recruitment/relocation incentive, and/or Appraised Value Offer (formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.



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.



Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • A Relocation Incentive MAY be authorized.