The Veterans Health Administration is looking for an energetic motivated individual ready to lead one of the most stimulating and important offices in the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement 11/29/2022. In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following: BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICIAN U.S. Citizen Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies include those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association, or other residences which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided appropriate professional training. Licensure: Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSE: Master of Science (MSN) in nursing or related field with Bachelor of Science (BSN) or MSN from a Bridge Program (a BSN is not issued or required) and 5-6 years experience Licensure and Registration: Must possess current, full, active and unrestricted registered (RN) license in a State Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. Preferred: Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired from an accredited program and 4-5 years experience. Education must be National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited. DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess extensive leadership experience in the health care arena sufficient to qualify for the equivalent of a senior executive equivalent position within the Federal service. In addition, the incumbent is broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about multifaceted health care delivery systems. To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts. Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp. A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget). ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions. B. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQ): Demonstrated experience in healthcare management including knowledge of public and private sector rural health care. Demonstrated experience in developing and communicating national rural health care policy options. Demonstrated experience in analyzing complex issues, identifying effective steps to resolve problems and/or implement policy, evaluating outcomes and taking corrective actions as they relate to Rural Health. REFERENCES: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard and VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. The incumbent often carries books and papers to and from meetings and conferences. It is highly likely that the incumbent may have to travel between office buildings for meetings, which will involve going outside during various elements of weather. ["THIS IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND CAN BE FILLED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONS : PHYSICIAN: SR-602 $145,000 - $249,900. Pay Table 6, Tier 2. Exceptions to the Tier require approval. NURSE: SR-610 $135,468 - $187,300. This is a pay band 3 position. Exceptions to the Cap require approval. This position is not eligible for Nurse Executive Pay. Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Financial Disclosure Report: Required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized for applicants who relocate to Washington, DC Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Authorized for applicants who relocate to Washington, DC 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. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (ORH) was established to conduct, coordinate, promote and disseminate research on issues that affect the nearly five million Veterans who reside in rural communities. ORH develops, refines and promulgates policies, best practices, lessons learned, and innovative and successful programs. ORH fulfils its mission by supporting targeted research, developing innovative programs and identifying new care models. Working through its five Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers as well as partners from academia, state and local governments, private industry and non-profit organizations, ORH strives to break down the barriers separating rural Veterans from quality care. The Executive Director (ED), ORH, is a key executive, reporting to the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer. The ED, ORH uses expertise in the areas of clinical practice, healthcare delivery management and rural health care in order to: Lead, manage and direct the planning, development and implementation of Rural Health to address health care needs of Veterans in rural and highly rural areas Improve communication and coordination among Key VA health care providers and medical administrators within and across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Work closely with other key Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials on cross cutting programs and issues and is responsible for the planning, direction, coordination, development, and implementation of rural health programs and projects Serve as the VHA subject matter expert in all areas related to rural health care, and is the primary point of contact between VHA and congressional offices and committees, as well as the other Federal agencies and government health care providers, such as the Department of Health and Human Services Enhance access to health care services for Veterans in rural and highly rural areas through services such as Telehealth care and mental health care Provide health assessment data to promote and enhance information-based health care policy and planning, and to improve the capacity of VA rural and highly rural health care Collect and analyze information related to the specific needs of rural health care clinicians and other providers Maintain a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information and research related to Veterans' rural health care services Provide support to Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) through the development of rural health services outreach projects Oversee and monitor contracts to conduct specific rural health studies and activities Respond to inquiries on rural health matters from Congress, other government agencies such as Congressional Budget Office, Government Accountability Office, and other public and private sector organizations"]
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.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.