The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Ambulatory Care- North
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System falls under the Chief of
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED
This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be
accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be
considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain
on file until June 30, 2021.
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Responsibilities: The ACOS, Ambulatory Care North is responsible
for leadership and oversight of the day to day operations of
Primary Care and other programs as deemed appropriate. The
incumbent has responsibility for Primary Care at the following
sites: Temple, Waco, Palestine, and Brownwood This position is
supervisory. Provides clinical practice leadership in
implementation of VA policies and procedures in Primary Care.
Applies PACT principles to attain PACT performance measure goals to
provide timely access and quality to care to Veterans in a patient
centered fashion and to attain high patient satisfaction ratings
(Performance Measures / SAIL/Encounters/unsigned/un-cosigned
notes). Works collaboratively with other services supporting
Patient Aligned Care Teams to include Nursing, Social Work, Mental
Health, Pharmacy, and Dieticians. Bring leadership experience in
building new clinic and procedure spaces and enhancing tele health.
Establish a culture of quality and safety with these areas and
ensure that quality, safety, timeliness, and appropriateness of
care are continually monitored and evaluated in conjunction with
facility strategic goals. Promote innovation, inspire
organizational excellence, and engage the workforce. Priority
initiatives include expansion of video encounters and creation of
innovative strategies to meet the prevention needs of Veterans
during the COVID Pandemic Reviews applications and credentials for
membership to the medical staff; interview prospective physicians
and mid-level providers; implement and monitor in-house Continuing
Professional Education (CPE) training; maintaining the provider
specific folders of supervising Physicians and Mid-Levels, and
evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance
program that identifies problems and their resolution. Monitors the
clinical performance of individuals with clinical privileges, drug
utilization evaluation, medical records reviews, performance of
external services, patient satisfaction, patient complaints
(Congressional, STDs, etc). Participates in top level decisions
that impact functional areas under his/her oversight through
collaborations with Executive leadership. Responsible for
consulting with other health care providers to provide training and
mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation medically
complex patient care problems. Participates in the planning,
budgeting, and evaluation of the primary care programs.
Participates in administrative, management, quality assurance, and
other requirements activities, meetings, or committees as necessary
or assigned. Provides direct clinical care either in person or by
Telehealth. Clinical time 25%. Ensures Productivity. Visit site
under supervision at least once every quarter. Leads Committees as
determined by Chief of Staff. Works collaboratively with ACOS
Ambulatory Care South on performance measures, SAIL, and system
development and implementation. In doing so, both will ensure that
practices within the System are uniform. Preferred Experience:
Board certified Primary Care Physician (Internal Medicine or Family
Medicine) with Primary Care leadership experience, and excellent
communication skills. Physician Requirements: Leadership/Manager
Positions. Physician leadership and manager positions may be Chief
of Staff, Directors (i.e., medical center and Veterans Integrated
Service Network (VISN)); selected positions in Central Office;
Distinguished Physicians; and Service Chiefs or Service Line
Managers. Positions are approved for these levels based on the
scope and complexity of the assignment and the level of
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or as agreed
NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular
work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be
assigned to other related services and/or locations, if
This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
Position may remain open until filled.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular
Paid Time Off: 26 days paid annual leave (carryover up to 86
days), 13 days paid annual sick leave (unlimited carryover), 10
paid Federal holidays per year.
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
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
territory and you can practice anywhere in VHA.
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting and no restrictive covenants.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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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
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- 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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Board Certified Primary Care (Internal Medicine or Family
- Primary Care Leadership experience and excellent communication
- Knowledge of regulations and preparation for accreditation
surveys, i.e. Joint Commission, OIG, etc.
Reference: 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: Heavy Lifting (up to 45 lbs); Heavy
Carrying (up to 45 lbs); Straight pulling (up to 1 hour); Pulling
hand over hand (up to 0.5 hours); Pushing (up to 0.5 hours);
Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required;
Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 6 hours); Crawling (up to
1 hour); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour);
Climbing (up to 1 hour); Both legs required; Ability for rapid
mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision
correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to
20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth
perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to
distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and
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Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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