Physician Chief Of Staff Job in BUTLER, PA

Vacancy No. CAZF-11262544-22-AAM Department Veterans Health Administration
Salary $145,000.00 to $300,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/12/2021 Close Date 12/13/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
BUTLER, PA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/12/2021 to 12/13/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

  • Salary

    $145,000 to $300,000 per year

    Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-time

Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Butler, PA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens. This position will remain open until filled with referrals made approximately every 2 weeks. The announcement will be removed once a selection is made.

Announcement number

CAZF-11262544-22-AAM

Control number

617093500

  • Videos
    Videos

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  • Duties
    Duties Summary


    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The VA Butler Health Care System located in Butler, PA is seeking highly skilled individuals to provide high quality services to our nations Veterans. Since 1947, Butler VA has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. The main campus, located in the heart of Butler County, provides comprehensive care including primary, specialty, and mental health. Our Community Living Center provides short and long stay nursing home care and our Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment program offers Veterans a chance to participate in a full range of rehabilitation services with a goal of successful reintegration back into the local community. In addition to our two campuses in Butler, we offer services in five community based outpatient clinics located in Armstrong, Southern Butler (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, got to www.vacareers.va.gov.

    Founded in 1800, Butler, PA is rich with industry and manufacturing heritage. Butler was voted 7th Best Small Town in America by Smithsonian Magazine boasting a delightfully divers county with plenty to do, from exploring museums and art galleries to enjoying the breathtaking scenery of our parks and rolling countryside. Home to Moraine State Park (the third largest park in PA) and Jennings Environmental Education Center (the only protected prairie ecosystem in PA) provide activities for every season, including: geocaching, horseback riding, boating, trail and mountain biking, camping, disc golfing, swimming, hiking, educational programs, fishing, and more. Cranberry Township (located 20 miles South of Butler and 20 miles North of Pittsburgh, PA) was voted Best Place to Raise Kids in PA by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. With Pittsburgh bring minutes away, you will have easy access to all it has to offer including world class medicine and education, museums, performing arts, professional sports, riverfront walking/biking trails, shopping, dining, and more! To explore more about Butler and all it has to offer, visit www.visitbutlercounty.com.

    VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

    Recruitment / Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized.
    Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized.

    Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
    Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 COS is actively involved in the Butler VAMC's 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.-Ensures all Veterans receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care.-Ensures 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.-Completes 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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy;
    • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment (Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA);
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959;
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period;
    • Subject to a background/security investigation;
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English;
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process;
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination;
    • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP);
    • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel.
    Qualifications
    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Education: 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.
    • License & Registration: 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.
    • Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), OR (2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. NOTE: Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
    • English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d).

    Preferred Experience: The preferred candidate is Board Certified with 3-5 years of experience in supervisory and clinical leadership position preferred.

    Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 (Physician Qualification Standard). This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

    Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary and is performed in a health care setting for treating patients with a variety of medical problems. Normal safety precautions and practices are required for working in a healthcare environment. Other physical demands include reaching, bending, stretching, walking, and carrying light loads of supplies. The position often entails long periods of sitting at a computer, rigid deadlines, the need for a high degree of accuracy, high stress situations, and the ability to adapt work plans based on hospital needs.
    Education

    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.
    3. For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
    NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.

    Additional information

    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
    • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
    • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
    • 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.
    • Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
    • Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or other supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    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.

    Veterans' Preference Note: Preference eligible candidates and other Veterans will be given preference when qualification of candidates are approximately equal for Title 38 positions in VHA. When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5-point (TP), 10-point (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans' Preference.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a C.V. and/or resume (REQUIRED).

    Other documents may be requested later in the process if needed.

    The following documents are also accepted and may be included when applying for this position.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • OF-306
    • VA Form 10-2850 (Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors)
    • Other (2)
    • Other (3)
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript


  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit a complete application package.

    1. If you submit more than one copy of your CV / Resume, only the most recent (latest) version submitted will be reviewed. The latest time stamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".

    2. If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

    3. For qualification determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you may not receive consideration for this position.

    To apply for this position online complete steps 1 and 2 below by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/13/2021 to receive consideration.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    Please note, this announcement may close prior to the closing date indicated if the position is filled through other means. If you are unable to apply online before the closing date click here and include the CAZF-11262544-22-AAM in the Notes field.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service. HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities.

    As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), if after November 22. VA will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation is needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. Please contact the Human Resources Point of Contact listed at the top of the JOA.

    Pandemic Telework Program: Due to COVID-19, the VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position.

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    Address

    VA Butler Healthcare
    353 North Duffy Road
    Butler, PA 16001
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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to veterans?

    As a professional at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. The VA has the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation.

    The VA needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Nation. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Nation's service.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

    America's Veterans need you!

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Veterans Health Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.va.gov/jobs//

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. We will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJOBS Help Center.

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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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