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
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.
VA Puget Sound Employees will receive first consideration
and Relocation incentives are not authorized.
The best qualified applicants will be board certified in