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Physician Associate Chief Of Staff For Research and Development Open Continuous Annoucement Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Physician Associate Chief Of Staff For Research and Development Open Continuous Annoucement Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Vacancy No. UT-SY6667-2017-10014005 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $120,000.00 to $262,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/25/2017 Close Date 8/28/2017
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Physician - Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development (Open Continuous Annoucement)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Salt Lake City, UT
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 5/25/2017

Closes Monday 8/28/2017

  • Salary Range
    $120,000.00 to $262,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN CONTINUOUS TO United States citizens until the vacancy is filled.
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Job Overview

Job Overview


About the Agency

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10014005

** THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: All applications will be reviewed every other Friday (Bi-Weekly) beginning on the date that this announcement was posted until the vacancy is filled. The cut-off time is 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and the initial cut-off date is Friday 06/09/2017 **

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

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.

NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive ARE NOT authorized for this position

The incumbent for this position MAY BE eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)

Bargaining Unit Position: No

FLSA: Exempt


The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is recruiting for an Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development (ACOS/R&D) to join the Medical Center's Chief of Staff and the Executive Leadership team in leading the VASLCHCS to fullfill its mission in serving our veterans. The ACOS/R&D is an academic physician responsible for defining the mission, and overseeing the operation, of the research service. The research service is a diverse group, including clinicians from all sections, PhD researchers, Pharmacists and Nurses, as well as a veterinary medical unit.

The ACOS/R&D must have experience in conducting of research protocols as a Principal Investigator of a VA-funded Research Program involving human subjects, and served on a VA R&D Committee and/or IRB. In addition, it is preferable that the ACOS/R&D served as a clinician in a health care setting. The ACOS should be familiar with VA research policies (e.g., ORD and ORO) as related to human rights in research, safety of personnel engaged in research, research information security, and animal welfare. The assignment requires knowledge of the accreditation requirements of AHRPP.

The ACOS/R&D must have excellent written and oral skills, possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills to include but not limited to team building, team oversight and facilitation, program/project management and personnel management. He/she must have keen insight and astuteness when interfacing with community leadership, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Chiefs of Staff and from other health care staff at organizations and academic personnel such as Department Chairs and Deans from affiliated universities and colleges. The ACOS/R&D must have tact, patience and courtesy when dealing with individuals from all organizations he/she would be communicating with and must be very proficient in the English language.

Some of the main duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The incumbent determines service priorities and objectives and also facilitate accomplishment of those objectives. This function includes appropriate compliance with and documentation of compliance with all appropriate regulations regarding clinical research and human subject's protection and privacy, animal protection and protocol review, chemical and research environmental safety, research misconduct, research accounting and financial oversight.
  • The incumbent oversees the job description, supervision, and evaluation of members of the Research Service, not otherwise included in a clinical service.
  • Serving as a liaison to other medical center services, the medical center administration, the Veterans Integrated Service Network, and the VA Central Office (VACO).
  • The ACOS/R&D oversees the education and training missions of the Service and the interaction of the Service with the affiliate (University of Utah).
  • The ACOS/R&D serves as a consultant and advisor on all matters pertaining to the Service.
  • The incumbent serves on the Board of Directors with the affiliated Research and Education nonprofit, the Western Institute for Biomedical Research program, as well as serve on the clinical service and maintain teaching and academic status.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 08:00am to 04:30pm
Functional Statement Title/#: ACOS/R&D FS#50232O
Financial Disclosure Report: Required.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some periodic travel for scientific meetings, conferences, training, VA meetings, etc.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Sokhan York
Phone: (801) 584-1284


500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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