Job opening: Physician (Chief of Staff) - SIGN ON BONUS
Salary: $340 000 - 400 000 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Chief of Staff (equivalent to Chief Medical Officer) for the facility. Reports directly to the Executive Director (equivalent to Chief Executive Officer) of the facility. Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) for the Medical Center.
Kansas City VA Medical Center is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working and learning environment that promotes professional growth and teamwork. We offer an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment where we celebrate our individual differences and unite as a team toward a common goal of providing outstanding service to our Nation's Veterans.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
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
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Providing oversight over clinical operations including access, quality of care, efficiency, productivity, and clinical services budgetary and staffing plans.
Advising the CEO (Executive Director of the Medical Center) on matters related to clinical care delivery and strategic planning.
Supervising Deputy Chief of Staff and Clinical Service Chiefs.
Maintaining the Credentialing and Privileging program.
Serving as Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECMS) and the Professional Standards Board (PSB).
Acting as the Medical Staff's advocate and representative in relationship with the Governing Body.
Enforcing the Medical Staff Bylaws and continually evaluate and report to the Governing Body and ECMS on the effectiveness of the credentialing and privileging processes.
Oversees the Graduate Medical Education and allied health training programs including academic affiliations and supervision of the Associate Chief of Staff for Education (ACOS-E).
Responsible for the Group Practice Management (GPM) program to ensure timely Veteran access to clinical services.
Supervising the Associate Chief of Staff for Research (ACOS-R) over the Research and Development program.
Serving as a statutory board member on the Midwest Veterans Biomedical Research Foundation (MVBRF) executive board that supports the research mission for Kansas City, Eastern Kansas, and Wichita VA Medical Centers.
Provides oversight of health informatics service including supervision of the Associate Chief of Staff for Quality.
Oversees the Clinician wellbeing program and the Women's Veteran program.
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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.
Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.
Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Required Experience: Applicant must hold active board certification in an adult medical field.
Preferred Experience: Significant clinical leadership experience at the level of Service Chief, Department Chair or higher. VA leadership experience. Academic credentials at least at the level of Associate Professor. Expected academic appointment with an academic affiliate(s).
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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4-8hrs); Standing (4-8hrs); Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
- Address Kansas City VA Medical Center
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64128
- Name: Erica Biffle
- Phone: 706-832-7057
- Email: [email protected]