Physician -Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care

Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
Hines, Illinois
Closing date
Dec 26, 2022

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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago offers primary, extended and specialty care to Veteran patients in the Chicago area. We are the largest VA in the state of Illinois, where more than a million Veterans reside. The hospital treats more than 44,000 veterans from World War II through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care (ACOS/GEC) is responsible for providing a full range of geriatric services for a diverse group of aging Veterans within the Hines VA Hospital. These duties include, but are not limited to, referral consultation covering all issues of Geriatrics. The ACOS/GEC will perform as a consultant to our inpatient service, Emergency Medicine service, and others as appropriate. In addition, the ACOS/GEC will perform Geriatric Evaluation and Management and will develop treatment plans for our residents in the Community Living Center. In addition to excellent leadership skills, the ACOS/GEC will be knowledgeable and proficient with VA Performance Measures and the principles of System Redesign, demonstrate leadership qualities, as well as strategic planning skills, dedication to patient-centered care, and a commitment to organizational stewardship. ACOS/GEC is required to lead, give direction, and provide knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of geriatric and rehabilitative; and lead professional staff in these clinical domains.

The Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care, is responsible to the Chief of Staff. Leadership assigns patient care management by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines; general guidance is provided, but functions and responsibilities are carried out independently. The incumbent keeps the Chief of Staff informed of progress of all clinical and administrative matters. Results are reviewed for completion and conformance with policy.

Work Schedule: M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm

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.
  • 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • BLS and/or ACLS Certification as determined by MCM
  • Board Certified in Geriatric medicine

Preferred Experience: At least 10 years of clinical practice. Experience in progressive administrative and supervisory experience for at least 3-5 years in the field of Geriatrics.

A recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified individuals

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

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. For information on physician benefits, visit: VHA Physician Total Rewards.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names of three references to Janay Robinson, H.R. Specialist, at:

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

5000 South 5th Avenue, Hines, Illinois 60141

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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