Chief of Staff

Department of Veterans Affairs
Richmond, Virginia
Feb 18, 2021
Feb 18, 2022
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

Manchester VA is currently seeking a Chief of Staff with proven leadership skills and a record of academic achievement who can build upon the strengths of our current clinical services.

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  • Salary is in the range of$240,000 to $300,000 per year
  • Manchester, New Hampshire is about 1 hour away from Boston.
  • A Recruitment Bonus or Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates.
  • The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) offers an attractive comprehensive compensation package that includes professional development and work/life balance.  With 10 Federal Holidays, 26 work days of annual leave, 13 annual sick days (unlimited accrual) and robust federal benefits.
  • A current, unrestricted license from any US state allows you to practice in any VHA facility anywhere.
  • The job posting on USA jobs closes Monday March 8, 2021

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A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive has been approved for this position and may be offered to highly qualified candidates.

Relocation Expenses (PCS) have been authorized for this position.

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The Manchester VA is currently seeking a Chief of Staff with proven leadership skills and a record of academic achievement who can build upon the strengths of our current clinical services.

In collaboration with the Medical Center Director, the Chief of Staff assists in the development, organization, implementation and support of patient care, medical education, and research activities of the clinical and allied health services. Through persuasive and facilitative skills, influences the quality and effectiveness of all medical programs through either direct line leadership or collaborative relations with Service Chiefs. Communicates directly with the VISN 1 Chief Medical Officer with regard to the quality and coordination of patient care across the continuum and issues related to one standard of care at the facility.


  • Directs the medical staff governance, by-laws and credentialing and privileging.
  • Ensures all patients 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.
  • In conjunction with affiliated institutions provides appropriate educational and research setting which will maintain professional standards and continue to improve medical skills and knowledge.
  • Completes performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs.
  • Responsible for the standard of medical care and the professional integration of services across service lines.
  • Responsible for driving a culture of improvement
Credentialing and Privileging
  • Authority and accountability of credentialing and privileging as Chair of the Medical Executive Board (MEB).
  • Interprets regulatory and legal issues, monitoring medical staff and other licensed independent practitioner's compliance and quality of practice
  • Initiates appropriate actions such as discipline, revocation or suspension of all or selected individual privileging.
Affiliations and Research   
  • Responsible for the oversight and accountability of all clinical training programs.
  • Ensures continued compliance with accreditation requirements of clinical training programs, including graduate medical education, nursing education, and other associated health programs.
  • Working relationship with the Medical School Dean and Department Chairs (Dartmouth and Boston University) with regard to residents, training of students, faculty appointments, research, and recruitment of new faculty.
  • Works with service chiefs to effectively integrate affiliation goals and specific requirements for equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

Work Schedule: Generally Monday - Friday, 1st shift
Financial Disclosure Report: Required
Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical.

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

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.

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