The Chief of Surgical Services is responsible for the overall operation and supervision of this Surgical Service, including resident education, Medical Staff Leadership, quality improvement, maintenance of reusable medical equipment, and the provision of excellent Inpatient and Outpatient care. He/she insures National Network, and local missions, values, vision, and performance measures are supported and met, provides efficient management of resources and budgetary constraints, facilities a collaborative team environment, develops orientation and training of pertinent Clinical Staff under the service, and proactively identifies needs and concerns concerning the service.
Administratively, he/she is responsible for making long-range plans for the continuing function and development of the surgical service and for the development of sound and carefully documented organizational plans and budgetary proposals for presentation to top management. He/she has the skill set to interact positively with the Medical Center's Executive Leadership Team to lead and promote surgical staff excellence, staff development, with experience in an academic setting.
The Incumbent represents the service on important Medical Center committees with influence on patient care, teaching,and closely monitors all other committees on which surgery and specialty care service has representation. Responsible for recruiting qualified physicians to perform comprehensive and specialized surgical patient care and teaching. He/she maintains an active role with the Organizational Improvement Service by actively participating in the multi-faceted Peer Review Board (PRB) and by facilitating any outside surgical peer reviews requested through the risk manager.
He/she plays a pivotal interactive role with quality/outcome measurement systems that are in place as integrated improvement tools. He/she assures that data collection is accurate and verified and that the returned aggregated data elements are communicated to the appropriate process owners and providers.
He/she is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medical and surgical diseases, accomplished through ambulatory and bed-based resources assigned to the surgical service. Also actively participates in patient care by conducting patient clinics and operative procedures, through hospital rounds, morning reports, conferences, consultations, participation in ambulatory care and other similar activities.
Participates in theongoing professional development of all surgical resident physicians that intermittently work with affiliates under the Academic Affiliation Agreement. He/she ensures that educational experiences of surgery are of the quality and quantity expected by relevant accrediting bodies.
Ensures and maintains positive customer relations with all contacts. Embraces and demonstrates VA's Core Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. This person is trustworthy, accessible, is committed to providing quality care, promoting an atmosphere of innovation, and efficiency. He/she is committed to continuously improving management systems and customer satisfaction to make this surgical service and facility an employer of choice.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Experience in a surgical setting and board certified in surgery
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:
The Chief of Surgery must be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the position. This would include: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); light carrying (under 15 pounds); reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking 6 hours; standing 6 hours; sitting 8 hours; use of both eyes; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); and mental and emotional stability.
Required Documents: The only required document is a CV.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1959798.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.