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Podiatrist - Deputy Chief of Staff

Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. Some jobs, however, may be subject to agency- or job-specific vaccination requirements, so please review the job announcement for details. Click here for more information.The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS), is responsible for all clinical, administrative, and research aspects of several major clinical service lines. The DCOS is also responsible for meeting VA goals and initiatives across the health care system and in cooperation with other health care systems within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 17 (VISN), which facilitate the provision of high quality and timely Veteran health care.Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position, within and outside the Health Care SystemAll qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens. Help DutiesThis position is also announced as a Physician: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/694886600

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT & will remain open until February 13, 2023, or until all positions are filled. The first cut-off date is December 29, 2022. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

Applicants remain active for 3 months after initial application is received. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period.

Across the assigned service lines, the DCOS is responsible for planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; developing service level and health care system level goals and objectives in keeping with the VATVCBHCS mission as well as monitoring, overseeing, evaluating, and coordinating the assigned service lines across VATVCBHCS.

The DCOS ensures that all Service Chiefs and Associate Chiefs of Staff under his/her purview are aware of and adhere to all local policies and procedures, VHA Directives, Joint Commission standards, State licensure standards, CARF accreditation requirements, published Administrative Investigative Board (AIB) findings, as well as expectations and published findings of the VA Office of the Inspector General (VA-OIG). He/She conducts ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing and accreditation bodies.

The DCOS provides direct clinical services for a minority of his/her time within his/her specialty. In addition to the aforementioned, the DCOS functions as a subject matter expert and leader within the health care system on issues that relate to the discipline and practice of the specialty area of the DCOS.

  • Maintains administrative responsibility for coordinating medical care across services within the organization and assigning a competent surrogate for performance of such duties as appropriate to clinical competence and scope of practice;
  • Maintains administrative responsibility for coordinating emergency treatment and transfer of care for patients between VA facilities or VATVCBHCS and private care facilities and for assigning a competent surrogate to direct these procedures or for performance of such duties as appropriate to clinical competence and scope of practice;
  • Provides oversight and leadership to coordination of services between VATVCBHCS and other partnering VHA or DoD sites of care;
  • Observes employee performance and conducts work performance critiques in accordance with performance expectations, which included FPPEs and OPPEs;
  • Completes pay panels in a timely manner;
  • Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance formally;
  • Exercises supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment;
  • Reviews the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised;
  • Provides work related advice and counsel to employees with purposes of further developing careers of subordinates as deemed appropriate by incumbent and in line with employees' clinical disciplines and practice areas.
  • Participates in the assignment of Veterans to VA treatment teams and programs, including by consulting with relevant program clinical staff in planning treatment for Veterans with co-morbidities.
  • Assists the Veteran in achieving stabilization and recovery by consulting and intervening when problems arise with service providers and assists in priority management/pace of services/integration of Veteran in program with Veteran and program staff by participating in treatment team meetings.
  • Diagnoses medical disorders and conducts or orders labs, and other assessments as needed to determine appropriate treatment referrals within the incumbent's specialty area and scope of practice.Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards .
    Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not available
    Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
    Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification)
    Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
    • All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
    • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
    • Subject to background/security investigation.
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
    • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
    • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

      • Education: Degree as a doctor of podiatric medicine, or its equivalent, from a school of podiatric medicine approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Approved schools are United States schools of podiatric medicine approved by the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association in the year in which the degree was granted. -AND-
      • Residency: Completed, or currently completing, 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. VA Podiatrists involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status. Approved residencies are:
        • (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
        • (2) Other residencies and training experiences, or their equivalents, which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. -AND-
        • License:Currently hold, or will hold, a full and unrestricted license to practice Podiatry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
          • English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English.Preferred Experience:
            • Five or more years of administrative/supervisory experience in Healthcare
            • Five or more years of experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, with privileges at an outpatient clinic or hospital.
            • Experience applying and understanding of healthcare policies, missions, and operating programs, knowledge of healthcare management, and the principles of high reliability organizations.
            • Experience utilizing computer software programsReference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G4 Podiatrist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

              Physical Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Walking (0.5 hours); Standing (0.5 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Operation of a motor vehicle. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

              This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

              VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

              Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

              If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

              NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

              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.

              The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.

              It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

              Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

Keywords: Air Force Institute of Technology, Harlingen , Podiatrist - Deputy Chief of Staff, Other , Harlingen, Texas

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