Physician- Associate Chief of Staff Ambulatory Care

Department of Veterans Affairs
Montgomery, Alabama
Sep 25, 2020
Sep 25, 2021
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type
The ACOS for Ambulatory Care Service is responsible and accountable for the overall service leadership, policy planning, budget, operations and performance of the service line at all sites to include Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) and Healthcare Centers to achieve quality healthcare and outcomes.
* Performs clinical duties on a regular basis within delineated approved privileges.
* Participates actively in delivering in-service training for medical center disciplines and services; in teaching of medical school residents and medical students; and in supporting an environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages continual learning.
* Participates in interdisciplinary team activities provides cross coverage to other programs as needed to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation to assure that patient care is continuously improved.
* Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality of care provided by the service.
* Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools.
* Responsible for financial and human resource management.
* Develops the annual strategic and budget plan consistent with guidance and goals from the Directors Office and/or Financial Management Service.
* Develops and implements tracking methods to monitor the service's responsibilities.
* Collaborates with other service chiefs in the development and execution of the overall Medical Center strategic and business plan.
* Pans initiatives and develops programs in collaboration with other services to ensure coordination of service, reduction of redundancies, and enhancement of cost effectiveness.
* Promotes clinical and operational efficiencies to enhance programs and services, e.g. reduction in length of stay and reduction in appointment wait times.
* Participates in the Senior Medical Officer of the Day on-call rotation.
* Performs other duties as required.

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 0800 a.m. - 04:30 p.m

EDRP- This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility requirement, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Office.

Recruitment / Relocation Incentive-Qualified candidates may be eligible for a recruitment or a relocation incentive.Travel Required
Occasional travel - Selectee will be required to provide services for all CAVHCS locations as needed.Supervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
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    Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; 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
  • Participation in the Seasonal Influenza Program
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020.

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 in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.
-Extensive supervisory experience in a large medical facility.

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, pulling, and carrying. Must be able to walk, stand, and bend for 2-4 hours per day. Must be able to distinguish between basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted). Good interpersonal skills, working closely with others. Use of fingers for 6-7 hours per day.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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