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Job opening: Health Systems Administrator - Detail NTE 120 Days

Salary: $136 908 - 177 978 per year
City: Reno
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Health System Administrator/Deputy Director works within the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS), Station 654, complexity level 1C, and serves as full Deputy to the Director. The Reno campus is the site of the Ioannis A. Lougaris Medical Center, which has 130 authorized beds, including 38 Medical Surgical beds, 12 ICU beds, 20 psychiatry beds, and 60 Nursing Home Care Unit beds.


As the Deputy Director for this actively affiliated Healthcare System, the Deputy Director acts as a full Assistant to the Director in the direction and coordination of the overall management of the VASNHCS and all its outlying locations. The Deputy Director fully participates on a day-to-day basis in top management discussions, decisions, and policymaking. The Deputy Director shares the responsibility for top management actions covering all activities except those requiring a strictly medical decision. The Deputy Director collaborates with the Chief of Staff and the Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive in the formulation and supervision of administrative activities inherent in the clinical programs. In the absence of the Director, the Deputy Director serves as the Acting Director with unrestricted authority to act in the name of the Director. In addition, a broad, extensive knowledge of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as well as other administrations within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides the background for organization-wide communication as well as the effective and efficient operations of the VASNHCS. The VISN 21 (V21) Network Director has also assigned the Deputy Director VISN responsibilities. This involves but is not limited to; serving on VISN wide task forces, performing VISN studies, preparing reports and making recommendations. The Deputy is a member of the V21 Strategic Planning Committee and V21 Resource Management Committee and participates on the V21 Deputy Network Director/Associate Director workgroup. VISN leadership consistently requests the incumbent's participation in Executive Leadership and key management officials search committees and special projects. The Deputy Director, as part of the executive management team including the Medical Center Director, Chief of Staff, and the Executive Nurse, leads fully in both long- and short-range policy and planning, promotes healthcare system programs with outside groups, and integrates administrative programs and operations with the needs and priorities of the clinical services for the health care system. For each of the services/sections under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director, he/she will perform major supervisory and managerial duties as listed on the position description. The Deputy Director must provide continual attention to the duties and responsibilities that are described under the following functional categorizations: Budget and Fiscal Management: Develops the need for and maintains awareness of available resources and makes recommendations to VISN and Medical Center management regarding needs, distribution or redistribution of these resources. Direction/Long Range Planning: The Deputy Director develops implements, improves and coordinates internal review systems to ensure that both clinical and administrative activities follow the standards issued by various accrediting and regulator groups and higher agency authorities, i.e., VACO, VISN, and inspector General reviews. Human Resource Management: The Deputy Director has broad, extensive knowledge of government-wide, VA, and VHA personnel management requirements and of the contributions and needs of widely diverse individuals and employee groups. Administrative Health Services Coordination: The Deputy Director serves as the focal point on coordination between direct and allied medical care, and administrative functions of the VASNHCS Management Team. Community/Public Relations: The Deputy Director establishes and maintains good relations with wide variety of individuals and groups to effectively disseminate information to Veterans, volunteers, staff, and members of the media, the public, local, state, and federal official, community groups, and other stakeholders in ways that most accurately and effectively present the medical center's mission of caring for Veterans. Systematic Internal Review: The Deputy Director plays a central role in developing and coordinating internal review systems to assure that both clinical and administrative activities follow standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups, and higher agency authorities. All other duties as listed in the position description or as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Some telework may be available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Systems Administrator - Detail NTE 120 Days/PD99902S Financial Disclosure Report: The submission of an annual financial disclose report is required for this position.



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/18/2023. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: LeadershipOrganizational StewardshipStrategic Thinking 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. Position may require minimal walking for direct supervision, survey and environment of care issues. The incumbent occasionally carries books and papers to and from meetings and conferences.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Address VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System 975 Kirman Avenue Reno, NV 89502 US
  • Name: Anita Martin
  • Phone: 203-275-7191
  • Email: [email protected]