The VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) is seeking a (Physician) Chief of Staff with proven executive leadership skills and a record of academic achievement who can lead change and build upon the strengths of our current clinical services. The Chief of Staff (COS), who reports to the Medical Center Director, is a full member of the Executive Leadership Team. The Chief of Staff (COS) is a member of the VANJHCS senior leadership team, which functions as the decision-making body for the overall health system administration. The COS will demonstrate the principals of servant leadership and is transparent, cooperative, and collaborative. The COS collaborates with executive leadership in the formulation, supervision, and integration of clinical activities inherent in the professional services and research of the VANJHCS. They are responsible for the efficient operation of the health care system's clinical functions as well as the administrative coordination of its clinical activities and operations to ensure timely and high quality to service to our Veterans. The COS develops and presents the budgetary requirements of the clinical services and assists in the formulation of the annual budget program. The COS monitors and is accountable for expenditures and the allocation of funds based on fiscal management principles and is aware of the cost of medical equipment and supplies. The incumbent is responsible to the Medical Center Director for programs of patient care and for the educational and research activities of the clinical services. With the Director, the COS reviews organizational proposals to ensure that the use of manpower is efficient and economical and achieves the goals of the health care system. To carry out the COS responsibilities, the incumbent must be able to formulate and recommend plans for a comprehensive program of medical care; develop the requirements of staff, facilities, equipment, and supplies needed to carry forward an integrated program utilizing necessary reviews and controls, and appraises the effectiveness of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care. The COS fully participates in executive leadership discussions, decisions, and policy-making, and shares in the responsibility for the development and implementation of long and short-range policies and plans. The incumbent directs strategic planning and resource allocation for the overall VANJHCS, as well as focusing on the facility's day-to-day operations. Work Schedule: Mon.-Fri. 8:00am to 4:30pm; Schedule subject to change based on the needs of the VANJHCS. Financial Disclosure Report: Required Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): may be approved if the employee is being transferred in the interest of the Government. The distance between your current home and new duty station must be 50 miles further than your current home and old duty station. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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.