Physician - Chief of Staff Job Opening

Physician - Chief of Staff

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Montgomery, Alabama
$145,000.00 - $289,000.00 a year — Full-time, Part-time



    FIRST CUTOFF DATE : Applications received by the first cutoff date, April 24, 2019, will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official once every week until the closing date (December 31, 2019) or a selection is made.



    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama. As well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) in: Dothan, Alabama; Ft. Rucker, Alabama; Monroeville, Alabama; Columbus, Georgia; and the Montgomery Alabama VA Clinic.

    The primary duty station for this position is at the Montgomery Campus. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

    The Chief of Staff is the chairperson of the Medical Staff and chairs of the Executive Council of the Medical Staff. He/She acts as full assistant to the Director in the efficient management of clinical and medical services to eligible patients and the active maintenance of a medical of a medical credentialing and privileging and/or scope of practice system for licensed independent practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists and certified registered nurse anesthetists, as well as credentialing of certain allied health practitioners per VA policy.

    The incumbent directs and manages all administrative activities within the service line including budget and fiscal management. The incumbent is responsible for the successful performance of his/her assigned areas, specifically with regard to customer satisfaction, quality of patient care services provided, accreditation compliance, and the efficient delivery of services. Incumbent implements and manages Performance Improvement/QA and Performance Improvement programs within the service line. The incumbent is fully responsible for developing the necessary policies, procedures, and organizational structures required to fulfill the service line's mission. The incumbent establishes the organizational structure, lines of authority and supervisory controls essential to carrying out the mission of the service line.

    The incumbent maintains close liaison with service/service line chiefs, subordinate supervisors, clinical managers, team leaders, and administrative/clinical staff of the service line. The incumbent coordinates the development and implementation of the budgetary, position, and equipment management programs within the service line. The incumbent serves on various committees, task forces, etc. within VA, VHA, the VISN or Medical Center, or the local community.

    Work Schedule : Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Functional Statement Title/#: Chief of Staff / 00000
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The primary duty station for this position is at the Montgomery Campus. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
    • Designated and/or random drug testing required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
    • Participation in the Seasonal Influenza Program


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.

    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:
    • Extensive clinical experience and understanding of the relationship between various patient care providers.
    • History of successful administrative accomplishments.
    • Leadership traits that demonstrate the courage of convictions, patience, and an ability to work with others.
    • Emotional and physical stamina appropriate to the position.
    • Competence in basic management skills.
    • Board Certified.

    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: Lifting 15-44 pounds, carrying 15-44 pounds, Use of Fingers, Near Vision correctable 13"-16" Jeager 1-4, both eyes required, depth perception, hearing aid permitted. Must be able to communicate, ability to use computer


    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 26 days per leave year (1 day per 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 .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified.
    Please follow all instructions carefully.
    Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Use this list when you apply for a civilian job with the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that your application is complete. We recommend that you print a copy of this checklist and keep it available for reference while you apply.

    Quite often qualified, and otherwise eligible job seekers are eliminated from consideration simply because they did not include a required document with their application.

    Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully, as you WILL NOT be asked to provide any missing application information. If your application is NOT complete, you WILL receive an ineligible rating and lose your chance to be considered for the position in which you applied.

    All qualified applications will include:
    • Resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format. Your resume must include your first and last name, current address, current email address, current phone number, job title, duties and accomplishments. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this vacancy. You are encouraged to include your employer's name and address, and your supervisor's name and phone number. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee you should also provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09). Note: If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • Online Questionnaire: Your responses to all the questions in the online questionnaire.
    • Residency and/or Fellowship Certificate(s)
    • Transcripts: You are required to submit a copy of your transcript. If you claim qualifications based on education and/or the position has a positive education requirement and you do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    • VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors. NOTE: This form is located at

    The following documents may be required:
    • SF50 Notification of Personnel Action: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
    • Veteran Documentation: If you are a veteran and claiming veteran's preference you are required to submit legible copy/copies of: DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). NOTE: The member 4 copy of your DD Form 214 is preferable. If you have more than one DD Form 214 for multiple periods of active duty service, you should submit a copy for each period of service.

    If you are a veteran with a service-connected disability, you are required to submit legible copy/copies of the following: DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty showing dates of service, as well as character of discharge; member copy 4 of the DD214 is preferable.

    NOTE: If you have more than one DD214 for multiple periods of active duty service, you should submit a copy for each period of service.; AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, dated 1991 or later, certifying an OVERALL service-connected disability.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    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. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.