Physician(FT)-)-Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hines, Illinois
Internal Number: 623964500
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) The Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care (ACOS/GEC) is responsible for providing a full range of geriatric services for a diverse group of aging Veterans within the Hines VA Hospital. These duties include but are not limited to referral consultation covering all issues of Geriatrics. The ACOS/GEC will perform as a consultant to our inpatient service, Emergency Medicine service, and others as appropriate. In addition, the ACOS/GEC will perform Geriatric Evaluation and Management and will develop treatment plans for our residents in the Community Living Center. In addition to excellent leadership skills, the ACOS/GEC will be knowledgeable and proficient with VA Performance Measures and the principles of System Redesign, demonstrate leadership qualities, as well as strategic planning skills, dedication to patient-centered care, and a commitment to organizational stewardship. ACOS/GEC is required to lead, give direction, provide knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of geriatric and rehabilitative, and lead professional staff in these clinical domains. The Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care is responsible to the Chief of Staff. Leadership assigns patient care management by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines; general guidance is provided, but functions and responsibilities are carried out independently. The incumbent keeps the Chief of Staff informed of progress of all clinical and administrative matters. Results are reviewed for completion and conformance with policy Duties and Responsibilities of the Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care (ACOS GEC) will include but are not limited to: Ensures clinical care is delivered in accordance with hospital and VHA policy, meeting or exceeding community standards and VHA national benchmarks. Responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Chairs the Hines Hospital GEC Committee. Serve as a member of the Medical Executive Board (MEB) and is responsible for advising staff members of the recommendations and implications of Medical Executive Board action as it concerns the service and Medical Center. Serves on hospital committees and task forces, both standing and ad hoc, as appropriate. Participates in local, VISN, and national level committees. Assist the Chief of Staff in the enforcement of the policies of the Medical Center Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the staff. Provides direct clinical and administrative oversight for medical students and Internal Medicine residents, and fellows from Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC). Develops performance metrics for all provider classification to drive performance and to direct desired behavior. Is in compliance with VHA Scheduling Directives to enhance the management of access. Is actively engaged in facility Quality Improvement activities, including compliance with the VA credentialing/privileging process and ensuring that an active Peer Review process is in place for Geriatrics and Extended Care Service providers. Actively engaged in Service Recovering and have knowledge of SHEP and other patient satisfaction data sources. Uses customer service data for service improvement. Operates a sound personnel performance management system in compliance with the Union Master Agreement and HR policies including VHA labor relations policies. Responsible for, have knowledge of and/or ensuring that the following are current. Has knowledge of and is in compliance with conflict of interest and ethics policies related to business practices/associations including contracting and procurement regulations. Actively collaborates with our academic affiliate Loyola Medical Center (LUMC). Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): 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
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.