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Deputy Chief of Staff Charleston, SC

Department of Veterans Affairs
Charleston, South Carolina
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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General Practice
Full Time
Position Type
The Deputy Chief of Staff is fully responsible to the Chief of Staff for programs of patient care and/or the educational activities of the clinical services. The Deputy COS is a full assistant to the COS and collaborates with the Senior Executive Leadership Team in the planning, direction, coordination, and supervision of administrative activities inherent in the care of patients. The Deputy Chief of Staff takes an active role in coordinating and integrating clinical and support programs to meet the needs of veterans; ensuring medical staff compliance with regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission standards, performance measures and other appropriate regulations developing and monitoring quality improvement measures for process improvement; evaluating clinical workload and resources for existing and program requirements; conducting cost/benefit analyses regarding new services and program expansions; providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals; establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure continuous comprehensive services; and developing and maintaining a good working relationship with the affiliated medical school. The Deputy COS works alongside of the Chief of Staff and second Deputy COS to formulate and recommend plans for a comprehensive program of medical care.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized up to fifteen percent of the approved salary.
Pay: $225,000-$285,000 Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.

Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the highest-level quality for more than 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The Ralph H. Johnson VA is rated is the second fastest growing VA in the U.S. for percentage patient growth. For the past three years, the Charleston VA has been rated a 5-Star medical center for quality and efficiency, the highest possible rating according to VA's Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model. The 152-bed hospital includes six outpatient clinics, a 20-bed nursing home, women's health, and the full range of inpatient and outpatient care including Medical and Surgical Intensive Care. The VAMC provides more than 934,000 outpatient visits and approximately 4,300 inpatient stays annually. The VAMC has an annual budget of $525 million and research funding of more than $28 million.
For more information, visit Us | VA Charleston Health Care | Veterans Affairs

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System provides you with outstanding health care, trains America's future health care providers, and conducts important medical research. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System services more than 75,000 Veterans in a region that includes more than 15,000 square miles. For the past three years, the Charleston VA has been rated a 5-Star medical center for quality and efficiency, the highest possible rating according to VA's Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model. We provide you with health care services at 7 locations, serving a 21-county area in South Carolina and Georgia. Facilities include our Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and 6 community-based outpatient clinics in Beaufort, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Hinesville, Myrtle Beach, and Savannah. We're an innovative care center within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 (VISN 7), which includes medical centers and clinics in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.

Arriana Larmony, MBA
Provider Physician Recruiter
Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System
Veterans Health Administration, VISN7
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