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    Is making a difference important to you? The Veterans Health Administration is looking for an energetic motivated individual ready to lead one of the most stimulating and important offices in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

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    The Executive Director leads the National Center for Ethics in Health Care (NCEHC) and serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Integrity (ADUSHI) and other VHA leaders on matters relating to health care ethics. NCEHC is VHA's primary office for addressing the complex ethical issues that arise in patient care, health care management, and research. Its mission is to clarify and promote ethical health care practices within VHA and nationwide. NCEHC activities support clinical ethics, organizational ethics, and research ethics. NCEHC proactively identifies, clarifies, and analyzes health care ethics issues, providing advice, guidance, and support to VHA leaders in VA Central Office and in field-based facilities and ethics programs. NCEHC's multidisciplinary staff consists of clinicians, ethicists, policy makers, and educators with Offices in VA Central Office and staff located throughout the nation.

    The Executive Director is a Title 38 senior executive who uses demonstrated leadership skills, communication skills, health care ethics expertise, and knowledge of VA and national health care policy to advise, support and collaborate with the ADUSHI and other senior executive in VHA. Specific functions for the Executive Director include:

      • Serves as the principal advisor to the ADUSH for Integrity and other VHA leaders.
      • Implements and oversees programs, policies, and activities that are national in scope and that influence the overall organizational mission and strategy.
      • Initiates, designs and completes high visibility national projects to advance NCEHC's goals, with a focus on improvements in Veteran-centered care through, e.g., policy, ethics consultation, information technology, education, and resources for patients, family, and staff, as well as other approaches to enhance practice and culture.
      • Serves as a member of VHA's senior leadership structure, serving on various national committees.
    NOTE: For Physicians - Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. Exceptions to the salary cap must be approved.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525244700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.