Chief of Staff

Department of Veterans Affairs
Butler, Pennsylvania
Apr 13, 2020
Apr 13, 2021
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type
The Butler VA Health Care System located in Butler, PA is seeking highly skilled individuals to provide high quality services to our nations Veterans. Since 1947, Butler VA has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. The main campus, located in the heart of Butler County, provides comprehensive care including primary, specialty, and mental health. Our Community Living Center provides short and long stay nursing home care and our Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment program offers Veterans a chance to participate in a full range of rehabilitation services with a goal of successful reintegration back into the local community. In addition to our two campuses in Butler, we offer services in five community based outpatient clinics located in Armstrong, Southern Butler (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, got

Founded in 1800, Butler, PA is rich with industry and manufacturing heritage. Butler was voted 7th Best Small Town in America by Smithsonian Magazine boasting a delightfully divers county with plenty to do, from exploring museums and art galleries to enjoying the breathtaking scenery of our parks and rolling countryside. Home to Moraine State Park (the third largest park in PA) and Jennings Environmental Education Center (the only protected prairie ecosystem in PA) provide activities for every season, including: geocaching, horseback riding, boating, trail and mountain biking, camping, disc golfing, swimming, hiking, educational programs, fishing, and more. Cranberry Township (located 20 miles South of Butler and 20 miles North of Pittsburgh, PA) was voted Best Place to Raise Kids in PA by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. With Pittsburgh bring minutes away, you will have easy access to all it has to offer including world class medicine and education, museums, performing arts, professional sports, riverfront walking/biking trails, shopping, dining, and more! To explore more about Butler and all it has to offer,

As the physician executive, the COS is actively involved in the Butler VAMC's leadership and management of resources, organizational performance improvement, patient and employee satisfaction, environment of care, and strategic planning. Through persuasive and facilitative skills, influences the quality, access to, and effectiveness of all medical programs through either direct line leadership or collaborate relations with Service Chiefs. The COS promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities.

-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.

Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, day shift but additional hours may be needed for patient care needs.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for a quickly qualified candidate.Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occassionally for this position.Supervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
15* Job family (Series)
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Conditions of Employment
* United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:
* 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.
* Completion of 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.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Board Certified with 3-5 years of experience in supervisory and clinical leadership position preferred.

Higher level of compensation based on professional experience as well as experience in supervisory and clinical leadership positions.

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:The work is mostly sedentary and is performed in a health care setting for treating patients with a variety of medical problems. Normal safety precautions and practices are required for working in a healthcare environment. Other physical demands include reaching, bending, stretching, walking, and carrying light loads of supplies. The position often entails long periods of sitting at a computer, rigid deadlines, the need for a high degree of accuracy, high stress situations, and the ability to adapt work plans based on hospital needs.Education
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: 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:


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