Chief Of Staff Leadership Opportunity
Chief Of Staff Leadership Opportunity- Great Benefits!
POSITION SUMMARY: The Chief of Staff (COS) position is in the Office of the Director at the Atlanta VA Health Care System and reports to the Medical Center Director. The Chief of Staff acts as the liaison between the Director, Executive Leadership Team, Service Chiefs, the VISN Office, VA Central Office, other representatives from the Governmental and Non-governmental agencies/organizations, and the public. The COS provides organizational stewardship, leads change, and builds upon the strengths of our current clinical services by promoting the development of healthcare professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging self-assessment.
As the physician executive, the COS is actively involved in Atlanta VA Health Care System’s leadership and management of resources, organizational performance improvement, patient and employee satisfaction, environment of care, and strategic planning. Through persuasive and facilitative skills, the COS 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.
-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.
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVES WILL BE AUTHORIZED AT 15% TO A HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANT.
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Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.
More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.
VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.
The Atlanta VA Medical Center is located at 1670 Clairmont Road in Decatur, Georgia. The medical center oversees seven VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Austell (Cobb County); Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County); Oakwood (Hall County); East Point (South Fulton County); Stockbridge (Henry County); Newnan (Coweta County) and Blairsville (Union County) in addition to an outpatient clinic in Decatur and an outreach clinic in Rome, Georgia.
CARROLLTON CLINIC / COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (Trinka Davis Veterans Village)
In 2009, a charitable non-profit organization, the Trinka Davis Foundation, donated $20 million to acquire land, design and build a multi-specialty CBOC/CLC in Carrollton, Georgia. Completed in May 2012 and turned over to the VA in August 2012, this new combined specialty care outpatient clinic and community living center provides improved access to health care services to Veterans in Carroll, Haralson, Douglas and Paulding counties.
The Atlanta VAMC has 405 authorized inpatient beds (273 hospital, 120 Community Living Center and 12 PRRTP) and is a tertiary care facility classified as a Complexity Level 1A facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services complete with state-of-the-art technology, education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through emergency medicine, primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Atlanta VAMC is part of the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7), which includes facilities in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. The Atlanta VAMC Community Living Center serves metro Atlanta and includes extended care rehabilitation, psycho-geriatric care, and general long term care. The facility also serves as a prosthetics treatment center, fabricating and supplying mechanical devices such as artificial limbs for patients within the states of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.
Additional Special Programs include:
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Ambulatory Surgery
- Audiology Speech Pathology
- Cardiac Catheterization and Open Heart Surgery
- Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Comprehensive Thallium Heart Imaging
- Electrophysiological Studies
- Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Homeless Veteran's Program
- Home Based Primary Care
- Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
- Interventional Radiology
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Low Vision Clinic
- Medical Research Projects
- Mental Health Primary Care
- OEF/OIF Program
- Palliative Care Unit
- Prevention, Amputation Care & Treatment (PACT)
- PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Unit and Trauma Recovery
- Pulmonary Function & Imaging
- Smoking Cessation
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Rehabilitation Research and Development
- Visual Impairment
- Women's Wellness
Our major medical school affiliates are Emory University School of Medicine (EUSM) and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The VAMC maintains close affiliations with many other institutions including Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, High Tech Institute, Medical College of Georgia, and Mercer University. We have other minor affiliations that send students to the Atlanta VAMC.