Physician (Associate Chief of Staff-Medical Service)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple, Texas
Internal Number: 610081000
The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking a (Physician) Associate Chief of Staff-Medical Service with leadership skills who can lead the current clinical services and team. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The Associate Chief of Staff is a key leadership position reporting directly to the Chief of Staff. He/she is responsible for the direct management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations of medicine specialties including Neurology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Oncology, and Hospitalist Services. These duties include direct supervision of multiple section chiefs, several administrative staff, and overall responsibility of nearly 200 employees. Medicine is a robust service with active cardiac catheterization and EP labs; regular and advance GI and Pulmonary endoscopy and many other procedures. We are a major teaching site for Texas A&M medical school and Baylor Scott and White internal medicine teaching programs including multiple specialty fellowship programs. We are also growing a teaching site for Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas. As a service leader, the Physician works very closely with academic partners and with other leaders within the service line and facility to ensure optimization of resources in the care delivery model. Additionally, he/she participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance, and other assignments, meetings or committees as necessary or assigned. Some clinical duties are expected. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and may require coverage on nights, weekends and holidays. 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
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.