The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, SC is searching for a Physician with a proven track record, clinically strong background and leadership experience to join their dynamic healthcare team as the Deputy Chief Of Staff (DCOS).
The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for medical services in the VAMC and related Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals plus applicable performance measures. The DCOS is accountable for delivery of all health care by staff in the following areas: Pharmacy, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Non-VA Care & Choice, Tele-Health, Dental, Geriatrics & Extended Care, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
The DCOS will also provide oversight in the functional areas of recruitment, retention, resource management, and clinical practice management for all Clinical Service Lines under the COS plus other services at the discretion of the COS. The DCOS serves as liaison between COS and service leadership in the areas under his/her direct supervision plus those functional areas under his/her oversight within the policies and guidelines of the Veterans Health Administration.
Additionally, the DCOS establishes a collaborative climate among all Clinical Service Lines that promotes optimum access, employee engagement, a high performance network, best practices, and trust in VA care as outlined by the VA Undersecretary for Health. The DCOS participates in top level decision and policy level design that impacts all Clinical Service Lines through collaboration with Medical Center Administration, other service chiefs, and interdepartmental supervisors. The DCOS reports to the COS, acting as COS in his/her absence; and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and COS.
Recruitment is open to physicians in any specialty/program area: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics and attributes:
- Strong administrative and clinical experience
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Proven leadership skills
- Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies
- Effective management and operations experience
- Has a vision for the future
- Advocates for clinical research
- Interested in the pursuit of excellence
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm with weekend coverage, as necessary. Subject to change based on agency needs.
Salary Range: up to $290,000 per year
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp
Citizenship of the United States: Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Licensure: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
English Proficiency: Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English
Physical Standards: Applicants must meet the physical requirements established for this position