The Chief of Surgery directs all clinical and administrative activities of the Surgery Service of the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center (RJDVAMC), a complexity level 2 primary and secondary care facility with 81 beds serving 30,000 Veterans throughout a 59-county radius. RJDVAMC is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology. The Chief of Surgery develops, implements, and maintains currently accepted surgery practices at the RJDVAMC. In addition to core clinical duties expected of Surgeons, the ACOS Surgery has clinical and administrative oversight of all Surgeons and mid-levels in Surgery Service and is responsible for development and presentation of the budgetary and resource requirements of the service. The Chief of Surgery is fully responsible to the Medical Center Chief of Staff for clinical and administrative matters concerning the surgery service. Formulate and recommend plans for a comprehensive surgery program. Develop the requirements of staff, facility infrastructure, equipment, and supplies needed to support the surgery service, utilizing necessary reviews and controls. Assume responsibility for carrying out the goals, objectives, plans and policies established by the Medical Center Director and VA Heartland Network. Provide leadership and accountability for all Surgery operations, assuring support of the mission and values of the RJDVAMC. Work collaboratively with the facility Chief of Anesthesiology and other Hospital Service Chiefs to expand and/or enhance surgery service procedures offered at RJDVAMC. Utilize data about target population and available resources, formulate strategic short term and long-range plans and goals for the service. Formulate and execute an annual budget for all surgery operations. Complete performance evaluations of subordinate clinical managers and administrative staff. The Chief is expected to have the skill set to interact positively with the Surgery staff, other Service Chiefs, and the Medical Center's Executive Leadership Team to promote excellence in an academic environment. The Chief ensures positive customer relations, is committed to continuously improving management systems, and strives to have the Surgical Service and facility an employer of choice for all professionals and related staff. Work Schedule: 0700-1530 Monday - Friday (with rotating on call coverage) Financial Disclosure Report: Required Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.
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.