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Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (DACOS), Primary Care Service

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Closing date
Mar 7, 2025

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Position Information:

The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (VAECHCS), PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom VA Clinic, in Colorado Springs, CO (location within CO is negotiable for a well-qualified candidate), is seeking a full-time Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (DACOS), Primary Care Service

Requirements

  • Must be U.S. Citizen (Non-Citizen May Be Considered IAW VA Policy)
  • Must have current, active & unencumbered US State Medical License (any State)
  • Must be FM/IM Board Certified 
  • 2+ years’ leadership experience

Responsibilities

  • In the absence of the Chief, the DACOS acts as the Service Chief, coordinating the efforts of Primary Care providers and interacting with the leadership of other PACT members. 
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for PACT operations and provides oversight across the service. 
  • Directly supervises the cohort of supervisory physicians (Section Chiefs), ensuring accountability for performance at each site/unit. 
  • Leads CBOC provider staff meetings in the absence of supervisory physicians. 
  • Participates in daily site huddles with service leadership team to support front-line management and problem-solve staffing and operational challenges. 
  • Leads weekly service-HR collaborative meetings to address and support ER/LR activities across the system. 
  • Collaborates with service leadership to address OIG/WH, PATS-R, and congressional complaints/suspense. 
  • Reviews service level data and collaborates with service leadership on action plans for improvement. 
  • Participates in monthly service leadership committee and weekly service operations meetings. 
  • Collaborates with PMOP program leadership to support the OSI. 
  • Collaborates with specialty care services to manage and streamline consultations and care coordination/community care. 
  • Works with service leadership to identify and propose awards/recognition for superior employee performance. 
  • Travels to one or more sites to facilitate the above items and rounds with the staff. 
  • Will see patients and maintain a panel as a Primary Care provider at one of the clinics. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the DACOS position must be a highly effective communicator, comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization, and able to successfully partner with facility leadership and other services. They should have a passion for maintaining the highest quality standards and developing a team for growth. 

Work Schedule: The DACOS will work Monday to Friday, either from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Facility Information: 

The PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Outpatient Clinic Colorado Springs is a welcomed step forward in meeting the increased health care needs of today's Veteran population. 

Features

  • Primary care services for veterans in the Colorado Springs area
  • Handicapped Accessible: full and easy to access for all veterans
  • Personal Care: Highly qualified primary and specialty care and mental health providers with referrals to the Denver VA Medical Center
  • Laboratory: Blood drawing services available
  • Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or My HealtheVet

Services Offered

  • Optometry, Audiology, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Laboratory, Compensation and Pension, CWT, Homeless, and the Pre and Post-Surgical Clinic will be located on the first floor
  • Primary Care services, OEF/OIF, wound care, and MOVE classroom will be located on the second floor.  Dental, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Clinics will be located on the third floor
  • New Services: MRI, CT, ultrasound, and x-ray services as well as the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) will be located on the first floor.

Community Information:

Located just an hour and a half from Denver, Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA, where a timeless culture of achievement, national pride, and dedication sits comfortably alongside the awe-inspiring beauty of some of America’s most beautiful mountains.  Colorado’s second largest city, with a population of 479,000, boasts a thriving community, rich in business experience, with a historic background of achievement.  With short commute times, affordable housing, great schools, and friendly neighbors, it’s no wonder Colorado Springs consistently ranks as one of the best places to live.  

Benefits Information:

  • The VA supports healthy work-life-family balance by offering a robust menu of employee benefits and features
  • The expected range of annual salary is $275,000 to $295,000 and includes biennial longevity pay increases
  • Physician staff may be considered for an annual performance pay bonus up to $15,000.00 or 7.5% (whichever is less) 
  • Annual Paid time off includes 26 days’ of vacation with pay, 13 days sick leave, 11 federal holidays observed and CME (up to 5 days authorized annually)
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Health-Dental-Vision-Life Insurance with premiums partially offset or paid by the government with retirement portability
  • Retirement Plans includes Federal Employee Retirement System (DB) and Thrift Savings Plan (DC) with 5% matching

About the VA:

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 clinical 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.

For More Information:

Please forward a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and an Introduction summarizing your interests, experience, and goals, to Andrew Corum, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Physician Recruiter, Andrew.Corum@va.gov or call (720) 587-2757.

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