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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) to administer a health care research and development program focused on improving Veterans' health and well-being; and 4) to provide contingency support for the nation's health care 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 and support research to improve the well-being of veterans with service-connected disabilities and is responsible for specialized services such as care for spinal cord injury, mental illness, substance abuse, polytrauma and other conditions.

    The VA health care system provides care and social support services to 9 million enrolled veterans through a system of 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), 300 Vet (readjustment and counseling) Centers and 70 mobile Vet Centers, over 100 VA nursing homes (known as Community Living Centers) and multiple programs to support older veterans at home, 103 VA Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs, 7 Centralized Mail Out Pharmacies, all of which are administered through 18 regional networks, a national headquarters and other support offices. In addition, the VA health care system is a national leader in integrating multiple virtual care options, a capability that matured rapidly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    3

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594435700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.