Physician- Associate Chief of Staff of Medicine Service
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Internal Number: 613235900
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable. salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) Recruitment and Relocation Incentives have been approved. The ACOS (Associate Chief of Staff) in conjunction with the Chief of Staff is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support/administrative program which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal and administrative requirements relating to the care and treatment of both inpatients and outpatients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner. Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of this widespread rural health patient population in order to integrate primary functions and to coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities within and outside VISN 10. Responsible for the management and operation of certain clinical programs and services offered in the medical center, including but not limited to, Emergency Room, Urgent Care Center (UCC), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Oncology, Hematology, Hepatology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Gastrectomy and Respiratory Therapy. A Chief of ER, Chief of Hospitalists and UCC Medical Director assists the ACOS. Responsible for ensuring his/her providers follow the Medical Staff Bylaws and all associated attachments and rules. The incumbent promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for clinical staff. The ACOS of Acute Medicine maintains standards through compliance with credentialing and privileging and the monitoring and evaluating of clinical practice and performance. Chairs and/or actively participates on numerous medical center, VISN and national level committees to meet organizational goals and objectives. In addition, the incumbent is an active participant on affiliate and community committees and councils. Serves as a champion in the medical center for many of the VA national performance measures, monitors, and is responsible for the promotion and oversight of all clinical performance improvement. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate accrediting bodies' rules and regulations are met, for a full-service mid-level care facility including but not limited to Joint Commission, OIG/CAP, CARF, College of American Pathologists, AABB, etc. You may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction (EDRP) Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Board Certification or Board eligibility in Internal Medicine is Highly preferred. Work Schedule: 8a-430p Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: APPROVED
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.
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