The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Ambulatory Care Service reports directly to the Deputy Chief of staff and serves as the system executive expert in ambulatory care/primary care matters.
The ACOS for Ambulatory Care Service has programmatic responsibility for planning, developing, and directing the administrative and operational activities for the Ambulatory Care Service at the VASNHCS. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing all ambulatory care clinics, including the five community based outpatient clinics in Fallon, Auburn, Susanville, Gardnerville, and Reno, as well as the Winnemucca Outreach Clinic and the Reno division.
Administrative: The ACOS for Ambulatory Care Service provides oversight and leadership for the clinical, teaching, and research functions within the Ambulatory Care Service at VASNHCS. He/she is responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards of excellence in all areas. He/she has oversite of the Communication Center, Compensation and Pension Program, Women's Health, Care Coordination, and PCMM. He/she serves as a member of the Ambulatory Care Council. He/she has oversight responsibility and/or is champion for several performance measures, including wait times, missed opportunities, and outpatient satisfaction. He/she is directly responsible for the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff and initiates areas of programmatic development.
Clinical: Despite the incumbent's extensive administrative responsibilities, he/she maintains a clinical workload.
Requirements: ACOS, Ambulatory Care Service meets all Customer Service, Age, Development, and Cultural Needs of Patient, and Computer Security Requirements.
Supervisory: The ACOS, Ambulatory Care Service position is organizationally aligned under the DCOS. The ACOS also works closely with and accepts priorities by the Chief of Staff and Director. Assignments are made in terms of broad objectives, leaving the matters of method, design, implementation, and evaluation to the discretion of the incumbent who works with autonomy and with full authority. Work of the incumbent is reviewed only for accomplishment of program objectives.
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30 p.m., may work nights, weekends, holidays, evenings or on-call as needed
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Associate Chief of Staff, #00000
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
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.
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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1973888.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.