Physician (Associate Chief of Staff for Education)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Internal Number: 618081000
The leader of Education Service, the Associate Chief of Staff for Education (ACOS/E)/ Designated Education Officer (DEO) is responsible for the overall operation of the Education Service. The ACOS/E is a facility-based learning leader with oversight, responsibility, and accountability for all accredited and affiliated clinical trainee programs within that facility. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The ACOS/E maintains the quality of the relationships with affiliates and a positive, effective local learning environment, contributing to the quality of health care for Veterans. The ACOS/E has oversight responsibility for the Education Service, including budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program development, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of the available resources. The incumbent ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. The ACOS/E collaborates with other Service Chiefs and program managers, in fulfilling their responsibilities. The ACOS/E will also function as a provider in their specialty. The incumbent is responsible for the overall medical care of patients with conditions requiring treatment in their specialty to include consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient setting at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System. The ACOS/E ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided and collaborates with referring providers. The ACOS/E accomplishes health care delivery mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs in general. Services provided are subject to scrutiny by Congressional interests, service organizations, the general public and the media. The ACOS/E is to be a physician, board certified or board eligible in their specialty, having completed an appropriate residency or fellowship. Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support is required. The ACOS/E is responsible in various task within the administrative and clinical care aspects as well as quality of care and communication. Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! A offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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 retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.