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    Summary

    The National Center for Patient Safety develops, recommends, and implements VHA policy in the area of patient safety, conducts ad hoc analyses, and provides professional guidance on patient safety concerns, including nationwide education and training. NCPS also assumes a lead role in planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating VHA initiatives and programs concerned with patient safety.

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    Responsibilities

    THIS IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND CAN BE FILLED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONS :

    • PHYSICIAN/DENTIST: $145,000 - $245,000
    • HEALTH SCIENCE OFFICER: $126,148 - $174,500
    • NURSE: $126,148 - $174,500
    • PHARMACIST: $126,148 - $174,500
    This is a Pay Band 3 position.
    NOTE: For Physician or Dentist - 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.

    Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

    Financial Disclosure Report: Required
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized
    Relocation Expenses: Authorized

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    The Deputy Executive Director (DED) assists the Executive Director in leading VHA's Patient Safety improvement initiatives. The incumbent in this position is a senior VA patient safety executive who provides national leadership for the formulation, establishment, operation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of effective management policies, programs, and practices for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) that maximize clinical patient safety delivered across the full continuum of care sites (i.e., inpatient, outpatient, community, home, etc.). This is accomplished by the application of state-of-the-art knowledge of design and operational aspects of clinical and non-clinical safety systems drawn from both inside and outside the healthcare field. The DED is an Title 38 senior executive who uses extensive leadership skills, communication skills, clinical knowledge (as applicable to the occupation), and patient safety expertise to advise, support, and collaborate with the senior executives in VHA, and exercises very wide latitude and independent judgment affecting national policy and practices concerning patient safety. The executive has impact on programs, policies, and activities that are national in scope and that influence the overall organizational mission and strategy. The executive initiates, designs, and completes high visibility national projects to advance VHA's patient safety improvement goals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel.

    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/527407300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.