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    Summary

    The Under Secretary for Health leads the country's largest integrated health care system and is directly responsible to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the Veterans Health Administration. The terms of appointment, qualifications, and pay are stipulated by law (38 USC § 305). The position serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States. Total compensation will be determined by the individual's qualifications.

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    Responsibilities

    The Under Secretary for Health (USH) is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Nation's largest integrated health care system. The four statutory missions of VHA are: 1) to develop, maintain, and operate a national health care delivery system for eligible veterans; 2) to administer a program of education and training for health care personnel; 3) health care research; and 4) contingency support for the Department of Defense and Public Health Service during times of war or national emergency.

    The USH assures delivery of timely, appropriate, cost-effective services to more than 9 million veterans enrolled in VA health care. VHA has a special responsibility to care for veterans with service-connected disabilities and is responsible for specialized services, such as; care for spinal cord injury, mental illness, substance abuse and other conditions.

    The VA health care system provides care and social support services to veterans through a system of 151 hospitals, 995 ambulatory care and community based outpatient clinics, 300 Vet Centers and 70 mobile Vet Centers, 135 nursing home care units, 103 VA Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs, 7 Centralized Mail Out Pharmacies, 207 counseling centers, and contract programs, all of which are administered through 21 regional networks, a national headquarters and other support offices.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512725400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.