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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Associate Chief of Staff for Care in the Community in Iowa City, Iowa


-----RECRUITMENT OR RELOCATION INCENTIVES MAY APPLY FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE----- The Iowa City VA is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible physician to serve as its Care in the Community (CITC) Associate Chief of Staff. This Physician reports directly to the Chief of Staff and will assume the leadership of the CITC team in collaboration with the CITC Nursing Administrator as well as providing oversight for subordinate RN's and MSA's/PSA's.


Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following: Candidate demonstrates leadership in delivering quality, cost-effective care through partnerships with VHA and Community Care providers. Incumbent directs and manages all administrative activities within the service line, successful performance of his/her assigned area, including customer satisfaction and the efficient delivery of services to our Veterans within the community. Responsible for monitoring and advancing patient safety quality standards and utilization management for the CITC Department. Ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader who is proficient in VHA databases, fully understands performance metrics and is able to monitor trends, etc. Incumbent will proactively partner with all staff in developing organizational systems for CITC using lean management principles to measure quality initiatives for facility performance effectiveness. Review cases in the community that need additional guidance and conduct needs-based reviews and modifications for patient care coordination. Candidate will also serve as a member of multiple facility committees and working groups. Attend leadership sessions or conference meetings as required. May be involved in other clinical duties as outlined by the Chief of Staff. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am -4:30 pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Preferred Experience: Proficient in VA's computerized patient record system (CPRS) electronic medical record. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others, depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.