The Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS) in Decatur, GA is seeking a senior physician executive for its Chief of Staff (COS) opportunity.
You will report directly to the CEO/Medical Center Director (MCD) and act as the liaison between the MCD, Executive Leadership Team, Service Chiefs, Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN) office, VA Central Office, and others. You will provide organizational stewardship, leads change, and builds upon the strengths of clinical services by promoting the development of healthcare professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging self-assessment.
Atlanta VAHCS is headquartered at 1670 Clairmont Road in Decatur and provides comprehensive primary care and mental health treatment as well as highly specialized treatments (e.g., open heart surgery and cancer therapies). The tertiary medical facility is classified as a Complexity Level 1A facility with 466 authorized inpatient beds including medical/surgical, Community Living Center (CLC) and Inpatient/Residential Mental Health and Residential Mental Health beds. Comprehensive health care services are 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. Atlanta VAHCS's two CLCs serve metro Atlanta and the Carrollton submarkets with extended care rehabilitation, psycho-geriatric, and general long term care services. Mental Health services are provided in all Atlanta VAHCS clinical care sites. 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. Atlanta VAHCS, in affiliation with the Atlanta Center for Disease Control (CDC), is also one of only a few designated VA Hepatitis C Resource Centers (HCRC) in the country. Facility planning efforts continue to focus on expanding. We recently activated a new primary care clinic in Cobb County and we are in the process of activating 8 new Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Cobb, Newton, Pickens, Fulton and Dekalb Counties.
A recruitment/relocation incentive (sign-on bonus) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation assistance is available.
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
Complexity 1A tertiary care facility
Academically affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Joint Commission and Magnet®-designated
14 sites of care
4,489 Healthcare FTE (864 RN and 363 MD/DO)
115K unique patients in 50 counties
1.4M outpatient visits in fiscal year 2018
278 average daily census
371 operating beds
VA's Total Rewards:
Competitive compensation with annual performance bonus and regular pay increases
Vested in federal defined benefit plan pension after only 5 years
Federal 401K that offers up to 5% in employer contributions
49-54 days paid time off per year
Medical/dental/vision/life/long-term care insurance programs
Substantial experience as a physician executive leading clinical operations at a highly-complex/multi-site medical system
Substantial academic background in graduate medical education
ABMS or AOA board certification
Full and unrestricted license from a US state or territory
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: VA physicians earn a competitive salary, annual performance pay, 49-54 days paid time off per year, federal insurance programs, and a federal retirement system that includes a traditional pension and a 401k type plan with up to 5% in employer contributions.
Internal Number: 53413413
About US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Atlanta VA Health Care System
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.
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