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
The VA Southwest Health Care Network
- VISN 18 covers 352,000 square miles of highly diverse geography across
Arizona, New Mexico, the Western portion of Texas, and bordering areas in
Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Much of the serviced area is rural and highly
rural some of which is in extremely high cost areas. The Network Director
provides strategic direction, operational oversight, clinical review and
financial management across this diverse geographic region, assuring an
integrated approach to patient care.
18 consists of 7 Health Care Systems, 5 hospitals, 6 VA nursing home units, 3
domicillaries, and 42 community based outpatient clinics with more than 10,000
employees servicing more than 247,000 Veteran patients delivered through
on-site, telehealth, and technology enhanced models. The number and scope of
community based outpatient clinics has steadily increased over the past few
years and is scheduled to continue increasing for the next two to three years.
In calendar year 2013, VISN 18 maintained more than 1300 inpatient beds and
treated 28,000 inpatients annually while supporting 3 million outpatient visits.
The budget for FY13 was $1.956 billion with 10,045 FTE.
health care services include inpatient acute care, outpatient and primary care,
mental health services, psychosocial rehabilitation, geriatrics care, long-term
care, diagnostic services, specialized care such as Blind Rehabilitation,
traumatic brain injury, and Spinal Cord Injury care, general rehabilitation
services, prosthetics, and sensory aids. Hospital surgical areas include the
use of robotics. Changing Veteran demographics is driving mission changes
throughout the network, requiring the need to realign resources to areas of operational
VISN has three major medical school affiliations, along
with specialized programs in opthalmology and osteopathics. There are also agreements to
train health care providers specializing in serving highly rural areas. Active
affiliations exist in almost all associated health professions. Other training
programs such as Graduate Health Administration Training Program and Technical
Career Field training is active throughout the network. VISN-wide
employee development and leadership training, including scholarships such as
NNEI, EDRP, SLRP and Network unique programs such Dollars for Scholars are utlilized.
VA structures its SES
positions into pay bands. This is a Pay Band 1 position. The salary for
this position is capped at $181,500.
Permanent Change of Station
(PCS) costs, a recruitment/relocation incentive, and/or Appraised Value Offer
(formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.
The Network Director, is responsible
to the Under Secretary for Health, through the DUSHOM. The position requires
the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of the Southwest
Health Care Network (VISN 18). The
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Operation of the network office to provide strategic direction, operational oversight, clinical review, and resources management to the facilities under its direction.
Executive level management of multiple components of the VISN
including primary, secondary, and tertiary care medical centers,
multi-specialty and sole practitioner clinics, nursing homes, counseling
centers, and telehealth services which provide patient care, graduate medical
education and research, and DOD contingency support.
Establishing Network level vision and goals
that align with VA's and VHA's strategic plan.
and implementing major operating plans and policies to be executed by the
10,000+ employees involved in both providing Veteran patient services and analyzing
the provision of those services.
and administering a balanced financial and business plan for a multi-billion
Serving as a role
model in developing and maintaining supportive working relationships with
community organizations, other Federal agencies and branches of government, and
Veteran Service Organizations.
for, and monitoring employee development programs, to ensure a trained workforce
to provide services to Veteran patients.