The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively seeking a senior Physician Executive or Nurse Executive for our Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety, and Value (ADUSH QSV) opportunity at VA Central Office Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to email@example.com before the recruitment period closes on 11.14.2018.
This position is based in VA’s Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Organizational Excellence (DUSHOE) and provides national leadership in the formulation and establishment of effective healthcare policies, programs, operational infrastructures, and initiatives that fulfill the VHA mission to provide high quality, safe, high-reliability care for Veterans. This is a national leadership role overseeing quality and patient safety and several programs across the entire health system consisting of over 1,200 sites of care. This is an operational position requiring hands-on practical experience, preferably at a high-level in large health systems.
With the goal of realizing increasing levels of efficiency, the production of superior health outcomes, and the achievement of reduced per capita costs, this office is comprised of four major, fully aligned functional areas: 1) Quality Standards and Programs; 2) Systems Reliability and Consultation; 3) Safety and Risk Awareness (including the National Center for Patient Safety); and 4) Systems Redesign and Improvement. This office exercises broad visionary oversight of the administration of these functions, with more specific oversight and management provided by directors and integrated teams within and across each functional area. Position may require significant travel.
VA Physicians and Nurses enjoy competitive salaries, regular salary growth, and a very robust federal benefits package consisting of 49 days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 paid annual sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays), a Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) federal pension (5 years' vesting), a 401K type plan called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) with up to 5% in employer contributions, federal health/life/dental/vision/long-term care insurance programs, etc.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICIAN
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 Secretary of VA for the year in which the course of study was completed.
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.
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.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSE:
Masters Degree of Nursing or an equivalent degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice nursing in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The nurse must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA.
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.
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):
Be experienced in organizational concepts and administration of multifaceted healthcare delivery systems; specialty and sub-specialty care; educational and improvement principles, programmatic oversight methodologies and evaluation techniques, including statistics, research methodology and program evaluation.
Expertise in Risk, Safety, Healthcare Value, Product Effectiveness, Healthcare Quality and Analytics & Informatics.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.