Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment or Relocation incentive authorized for qualified selectee. This position is eligible for Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) The Assistant Chief, Surgical Service is a surgical or sub-specialty professional involved in the care of our patients. The Assistant Chief of Surgery will support the Chief of Surgery in performing clinical and administrative management of the Department of Surgery. The incumbent will have strong leadership abilities in both clinical and administrative aspects of surgical care. The ACOS will equally share the administrative duties with the Service Chief as well as assist in duties that include but are not limited to the Development and implementation of a comprehensive healthcare delivery system in coordination with the VHA Mission; Maintaining a collaborative partnership with all other service chiefs and leadership at VACCHCS; Oversight of the various sections within the service and ensure they are compliant with VHA policy; Maintain privileges and practice in his/her specialty field; Ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner; Promoting the development of healthcare professionals within the service; Participating in the selection of qualified professional staff and ensure that recruitment and hiring meets VA and academic affiliation requirements. The incumbent will be knowledgeable in the functioning of residency and allied health educational programs within the service; Participating and assisting with monthly staff meetings; Ensuring that appropriate systems are in place to review, analyze, and evaluate patient care activities; Monitoring and tracking performance measures under Surgical Services scope of practice; Monitoring and ensuring each section's staff are in compliance with VA, Joint Commission and all other pertinent regulations/policies as appropriate. The Assistant Chief, Surgical Service will be available to provide consultation and facilitate disposition of surgical care for our patients. The Assistant Chief will demonstrate the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers, maintain the confidentiality of patient/employee information, and to function and work in a safe manner, as well as the knowledge of changes associated with ageing and principles of human growth and development possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data, and the ability to identify age-specific needs such as incorporating age specific factors, and needs into patient care activities. Surgical Department strives to maintain a safe working environment, in which we identify and address issues and concerns as they relate to discrimination, biases and safety problems within Surgery Section
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.