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Deputy Associate Chief Of Staff (geriatrics & Extended Care)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lake City
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:


The Physician will serve as the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (DACOS) within the Geriatrics & Extended Care (GEC) Service. Will be the Medical Director for the Lake City Community Living Center (CLC) and provide patient care as an Attending Physician in the Lake City CLC. Will supervise other GEC providers in the Lake City CLC. As the DACOS, the Physician will act as backup for the ACOS, GEC for all aspects of GEC operations, including CLCs in Lake City, Gainesville and Home Care.

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  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      10/22/2021 to 12/31/2021
    • Salary

      $110,000 - $252,720 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)
    • Pay scale & grade

      VM 00
    • Help

      1 vacancy in the following location:
      • Lake City, FL 1 vacancy
      • Telework eligible

      • Travel Required

        25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

      • Appointment type

      • Work schedule

      • Service

      • Promotion potential

      • Job family (Series)

        0602 Medical Officer
      • Supervisory status

      • Security clearance

      • Drug test

      • Position sensitivity and risk

        Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
      • Trust determination process


      • Announcement number

      • Control number

        This job is open to
        • The public

          U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
        • Federal employees - Excepted service

          Current excepted service federal employees. 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 is an open continues announcement until the vacancy is filled. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on 11/08/2021. Subsequent referrals will be made 15 days after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility. Referrals will continue until the vacancy is filled.

          The Deputy Chief of Staff (Geriatrics & Extended Care) duties consist of but are not limited to the following:

          The Physician will serve as Medical Director of Lake City CLC and will supervise other Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the Lake City CLC. The Physician will also work as an Attending Physician in the Lake City CLC, taking care of Veterans who need Long term nursing home level of care, short term rehabilitation or skilled nursing care in a Nursing Home setting. The Physician will help with admission, discharge, and routine care of these Veterans. He/she will also help coordinate care with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team and with Specialists inside and outside the VA. The Physician will provide education on disease process, medications, and care needs to Veterans, families, and staff. Will participate in screening Veterans for CLC admission. Will also help track outcomes, monitor and report trends to improve quality of care in the CLC. Duties also include supervising and instructing Medical Students, Residents or Geriatric Fellows as needed in an Interdisciplinary Team setting. Will serve as a resource for Veterans, families, and staff for issues related to their stay in the CLC. The Physician may also help with patient care needs in other areas of Geriatrics and Extended Care as needed.
          • Medical Director of Lake City CLC. He/she will work to ensure that quality of care and access to the Lake City CLC residents is maintained.
          • Will help compliance with CMS and VA guidelines on CLC operations.
          • Histories, examinations, assessments and plans for outpatients coordinating all evaluations, diagnostic testing, clinical follow up, and care coordination.
          • Lead the CLC Team in the day to day management of Veterans in the CLC.
          • Promote an atmosphere of efficiency and accuracy in the timeliness of submission of completed documents.
          • Collaborate with Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants, ancillary health care providers, and various clinical specialties.
          • Help facilitate hospital admissions, post discharge care and specialty consultations as needed.
          • Participate in screening of Veterans and completion of consults for the CLC.
          • Participate in call schedule for coverage of urgent needs of Veterans in the CLC after administrative hours.
          • Participate in interdisciplinary Team meetings.
          • Assist in developing local policies, templates, and consults to improve provision of quality palliative care, in accordance with VA policy.
          • Act as supervisor for other Lake City CLC providers. Ensure adequate coverage for CLC operations. Submit performance evaluations in a timely manner. Approve leave for Lake City CLC providers. Complete Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations semi-annually for staff. Ensure that VA policies regarding access, productivity, and quality care are adhered to.
          • Lead quality improvement activities for the Lake City CLC. Participate in business planning for GEC.
          • Participate in other clinical and administrative duties as assigned by the ACOS for GEC. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

            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.
            Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


            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.
              • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
              • 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.
              • 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), b) OR
                (2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Gainesville , Deputy Associate Chief Of Staff (geriatrics & Extended Care), Healthcare , Lake City, Florida

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