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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Black Elk Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo. 

    VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1100 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming.

    VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/


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    Develops, analyzes and coordinates short, mid and long-term range plans and programs in support of the Health Care System Credentialing/Privileging Program. Serves as subject matter expert including but not limited to VA, VHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) regulations and local policy standards for privileging and subsequent renewal or reappointment, ongoing monitoring, the appeals and hearing processes, performance monitoring and categorical privileging/evaluation. Analyzes and implements new policy requirement and regulations which provides guidance used for application in performing a wide variety of privileging credentialing activities and projects related to performance improvement to include developing guidance or techniques for clinical competence improvement and analyzing data, considering various alternatives and advising on proposed new directives. Makes recommendations to the Chief of Staff based on analysis of new requirements nd articulates impacts to the organization. Often the regulatory guidance is both voluminous and conflicting from federal, state and regulatory agencies. Incumbent must remain current and cognizant of changes and policy and analyze, interpret and make recommendations about changing practice or policy. Reviews, revises and coordinates changes to Health Care System policies and other local policy regulations pertaining to the privileging process.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm, 40 hours per week

    Location: The position is located at Fort Meade SD Campus. 

    This position does not require a financial disclosure.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480842200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.