The Chief of Staff (COS) develops and maintains accepted management practices throughout the clinical services; develops and presents the budgetary requirements of the clinical services; assists in the formulation of the annual budget program; and is fully responsible to the medical center director for programs of patient care and for the educational and research activities of the clinical services. The Coatesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is one of 150 VA medical centers nationwide. The medical center and its outpatient clinics in West Norriton and Delaware County, PA. comprise an integrated health care system dedicated to providing Veterans with health care that improves their health and well-being. The Medical Center offers outpatient primary care through Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT), and mental health outpatient care through Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) teams. Some specialty care is available including optometry, podiatry, pulmonary, podiatry, neurology, infectious disease, dental and more. Many services are available through Telehealth technology. There are 302 inpatient and residential operating beds, and the medical center serves as a VA specialty referral facility for inpatient and residential mental health programs. In terms of inpatient beds, there are psychiatry, and community living center (24 hour nursing care), including a highly regarded hospice unit. In terms of residential beds, there is a Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, which is comprised of a Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program. Additionally, some beds are dedicated to a separate all female program that comprises all RRTPs while also specializing in military sexual trauma treatment. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized. Telework: Ad-Hoc Telework may be authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting As the physician executive, the Chief of Staff (COS) is actively involved in the Coatesville VA leadership and management of resources, organizational performance improvement, patient and employee satisfaction, environment of care, and strategic planning. Through persuasive and facilitative skills, influences the quality, access to, and effectiveness of all medical programs through either direct line leadership or collaborate relations with Service Chiefs. The COS promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities. Leadership-Monitors and ensures staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations and creates an environment of system oriented quality improvement. Other duties include but are not limited to: Ensuring all Veterans receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care. Ensuring the highest level of performance by medical staff members through appropriate delineation of clinical privileges, ongoing performance evaluations, orientation, and use of continuous quality improvement practices. Completing performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs. Responsible for standard of medical care and professional integration of services across service lines. Responsible for driving a culture of improvement. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, day shift but additional hours may be needed for patient care needs.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.