The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the United States' largest integrated health care system and is positioned to anticipate and lead emerging health care trends. The Chief Strategy Office leads the assessment of the VHA's 96 healthcare delivery markets, develops and publishes the VHA Long Range Plan, analyzes healthcare data and assumptions to influence the future direction of the system. America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/25/2022. In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following: BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICIAN U.S. Citizen Degree of doctor of medicine: 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 (COCA) 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies include those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association, or other residences which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided appropriate professional training. Licensure: Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSE: U.S. Citizen Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. Minimum of ten years of professional practice in positions with progressively more complex assignments that involve leading, planning, directing, administering, and evaluating clinical programs in the public or private sector. Master's degree in nursing or related field; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field, and appropriate advanced certification desired. Minimum of ten years of professional practice in positions with progressively more complex assignments that involve leading, planning, directing, administering, and evaluating clinical programs in the public or private sector. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE OFFICER: U.S. Citizen Successful completion of a Master Degree or higher in course of study from an accredited college or university with a major study in an academic field related to healthcare such as Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or other healthcare related fields DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess extensive leadership experience in the health care arena sufficient to qualify for the equivalent of a senior executive equivalent position within the Federal service. In addition, the incumbent is broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about multifaceted health care delivery systems. In addition to basic requirements, the following technical and executive core qualifications are required for this position. Typically, these qualifications would be gained through education, experience and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in responsible management/executive level assignments in health care at a national or Network level, equivalent positions in a hospital/network/regional office or allied medical care facility, or executive positions in an academic institution. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. If you are currently a federal employee, this type of experience is typically found at positions at the GS-15 level and above. To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts. Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp. A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget). ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions. B. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQ): 1. Knowledge of mission, organization programs and requirements of health care delivery systems, and experience with managing and directing a health care program at a national level. 2. Demonstrated thought leadership, insight formulation, and research and communication abilities. Experience in healthcare innovation, futurism and long-term strategic planning. REFERENCES: 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: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. The incumbent often carries books and papers to and from meetings and conferences. It is highly likely that the incumbent may have to travel between office buildings for meetings, which will involve going outside during various elements of weather. ["THIS IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND CAN BE FILLED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONS : PHYSICIAN/DENTIST: SR-602 $145,000 - $245,000 HEALTH SCIENCE OFFICER: SR-601 $132,552 - $183,300 NURSE: SR-610 $132,552 - $183,300 NOTE: For Physician - Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. Exceptions to the salary cap must be approved.\nThis is a Pay Band 3 position with a salary cap of $187,300. Exceptions to the salary cap must be approved.\nWork schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Financial Disclosure Report: Required\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nRelocation Expenses: Not Authorized The Executive Advisor Strategic Foresight position is located in VA Central Office, Washington, DC, in the Chief Strategy Office and reports to the Chief Strategy Officer. The incumbent serves as a clinical strategist within the Chief Strategy Office (CSO) and provides executive level guidance and advice to the Chief Strategy Officer (SES) as well as his/her SES direct reports by using clinical expertise or healthcare industry expertise to provide insights into alternative futures or scenarios that impact how VA provides healthcare to Veterans. The incumbent collaborates with senior officials within the Assistant Undersecretaries for Clinical Services, Patient Care Services, Community Care, Quality and Patient Safety and Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks and other key stakeholders to achieve VA goals. The incumbent is responsible for studying the healthcare ecosystem in its current state and future trends to understand, anticipate, prepare and gain advantage over coming healthcare challenges to develop strategies to support VHA Mission, goals, objectives, and effective planning of VA health care. The Chief Strategy Office guides the VHA executive leadership team to create its strategic vision and set the course for the VA healthcare delivery system. Additional duties include (but are not limited to): Conducts scanning/analyses for current trends that provide evidence of an emerging trend. Develops multiple scenarios (alternate futures) from a clinical service as well as infrastructure support perspective. Utilizes healthcare and/or clinical expertise for strategic visioning, foresight, thinking and planning to research and develop VHA's point-of-view on long-term trends and how these trends are being driven by emerging and accelerated technology change. Creates and manages the annual output of the company's visioning work."]
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.