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Associate Chief of Staff, Medicine Service Opportunity in Aurora, Colorado

Veterans Health Administration
Aurora, Colorado
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Jun 2, 2022
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Associate Chief of Staff, Medicine Service Opportunity in Aurora, Colorado


Come Live and Work in the Mile High City

The Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (RMRVAMC), is seeking a national leader for their next Associate Chief of Staff, Medicine Service to serve a Chief of Medicine for the RMR VAMC.

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You define the mission, vision, and objectives of the service to execute National, VISN, and local priorities and objectives.

  • You assure delivery of world-class healthcare for VA patients within the Medicine Service.
  • You advance the research and educational missions of the Service and the Medical Center broadly.
  • You mentor medical students, residents and fellows rotating through the service (monitoring progress and assessing appropriate core competencies or school objectives).
  • You advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Service, role-modeling professionalism.
  • You represent the service on important health care system committees that influence patient care, teaching, and research, and closely monitor other committees on which Medicine and specialty care have representation.
  • You serve to integrate RMR VAMC into the CU Department of Medicine – Vice Chair for VA Affairs.

The Denver VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS) is a high-complexity VA Medical center providing a full range of state-of-the-art patient care services. The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is one of the largest and newest VA hospitals in the US. The RMR VAMC is a 182-bed hospital located on the world-class Anschutz Medical Campus, sharing the campus with the University of Colorado Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Colorado, and the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Pharmacy. RMR VAMC is a major referral center for veterans living in Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, and New Mexico. ECHCS serves as an educational and research center and is highly affiliated with medical and educational institutions.  Visit ECHCS Home Page to learn more about the RMR VAMC, which opened on July 21, 2018.

The ECHCS has a large, growing research service with funded investigators in basic laboratory, clinical sciences, cooperative studies, rehabilitation and health services. Many large VA programs are also represented, including GRECC, MIRECC, COIN, precision oncology (lung and GU), and NODES. The campus has a new state of the art biomedical research building and clinical collaborations with the University of Colorado are expanding.

Denver offers 300 days of sunshine a year, a mild climate with year-round recreational activities, diverse cultural attractions, excellent schools, and a wide range of housing options, lifestyles, and sports. It’s no accident that Denver is called “the Mile High City”: When you climb up to the State Capitol, you’re precisely 5,280 feet above sea level when you reach the 13th step. For more information about Denver, please visit The Mile High City or Denver Information.

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Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.


More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.


VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present-day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.


VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA) VA employees have the option to use
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2015, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service
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