Deputy Chief of Staff

Department of Veterans Affairs
New York, New York
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 12, 2022
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

Advise the Chief of Staff on the following:

  • Strategic planning for the establishment of care models that promote wellness and health maintenance, clinical excellence, predictability, patient satisfaction and cost efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Advancing the objectives of continuously improving patient care and promoting research and medical education.
  • Effective management in periods of crisis or change.
  • Achieving defined and measurable objectives.
  • Excelling in collaboration and partnership with a larger network of health care providers.
  • Recruitment of staff, clinical service chiefs, and ACOSs.
  • Development of new programs of excellence and strengthening those that already exist.
In the absence of or at the direction of the Chief of Staff:
  • Serve as liaison to the academic affiliate on issues related to patient care, teaching and research.
  • Provide administrative supervision of site specific service chiefs and ACOSs who are under the direction of the Chief of Staff.
  • Provide oversight for day-to-day operational and medical decisions.
  • Participate in VISN-2-level committees and task groups.
Participate in performance improvement activities.Serve a member of the executive leadership team and participate in the facility and VISN level clinical and administrative committees, teams, and councils.

Work Schedule:M-F 8:00AM-4:30PM (No Call)
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
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
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.

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.
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:Work is mostly sedentary in nature. Work requires moderate lifting, walking, bending, stooping, standing, pushing, and pulling.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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