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    VAPSHCS provides health care annually to more than 100,000 Veterans in a large geographic area between two major divisions, Seattle and American Lake, as well as VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics throughout Western Washington.  The medical center has a strong affiliation with the University of Washington School of Medicine as well as a number of other educational institutions, and hosts hundreds of medical residents in 37 specialties, dental residents in three specialties, medical students, nursing-auxiliary students, and nursing-professional students.  VAPSHCS has one of the most robust and competitive research programs in VA and is home to seven nationally recognized Centers of Excellence:  Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence West (MSCoE West), Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE), Epilepsy Center of Excellence, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Center of Excellence, Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education, RR&D Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering, and Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care.

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    VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), located in Seattle, Washington, is recruiting for a Physician to serve as their Deputy Chief of Staff to provide administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for the medical center.   VAPSHCS is a level 1A, academic, tertiary health care system, affiliated with the University of Washington, and was deemed to provide the highest complexity of care in all the Department of Veterans Affairs. Staffed by approximately 4300 FTEE, VAPSHCS provides a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, plus education and research.

    The Deputy Chief of Staff at the Seattle VA Medical Center reports to the Chief of Staff of the Health Care System and collaborates with the Deputy Director, Associate Director for Nursing Services and the Assistant Director in daily operational activities. In addition, they will collaborate with the VISN 20 Network Management, other VISN 20 Network facilities, the Veterans Health Administration and various entities with the VA.

    The Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible for the clinical operation of VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. They will support the graduate medical education programs and the applied biomedical and clinical research programs in collaboration with the Associate Chief of Staff for Research. The Deputy Chief of Staff may have direct patient care responsibilities within his/her area of clinical expertise.

    The Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible for the performance management and quality improvement for the clinical services, including Diagnostic Imaging, Geriatrics and Extended Care, Mental Health, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, Primary and Specialty Care, Quality Improvement, Rehabilitation Care, Spinal Cord Injury and the Surgical and Perioperative Care Services. The Deputy Chief of Staff also works closely with the Manager of Credentialing and Privileging office to ensure regulatory and procedural requirements are met.  

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    -          Delivery of high quality, cost-effective, and safe patient care.

    -          Meeting or exceeding performance goals.

    -          Ensuring all applicable regulatory and accrediting body requirements for a tertiary care facility within the Department of Veterans Affairs are met.

    -          Maintains a positive relationship with the University of Washington, other affiliated institutions, educational programs and contracts.

    -          Serves in a leadership role in the Joint Executive Council developing opportunities.

    -          Ensures implementation of policy.

    -          Manages professional staff matters.

    -          Provides leadership to the Clinical Executive Board (Executive Committee of the Medical Staff) and the clinical services lines.

    -          Directly supervises clinical and administrative managers of the clinical services lines.

    -          Leads or is an active member in various task groups and committees that address clinical issues at the local, VISN and National VHA level.

    -          Other duties as assigned.


    Internal VA Puget Sound Employees will receive first consideration

    Recruitment and Relocation incentives are not authorized.

    The best qualified applicants will be board certified in any specialty.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Job responsibilities cover American Lake, Seattle and CBOCs.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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