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Physician Chief Of Staff Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Physician Chief Of Staff Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Vacancy No. SU-17-KCB-1982519 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $145,000.00 to $289,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/17/2017 Close Date 11/1/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-07-17 to 2017-11-01

  • Salary

    $145,000 to $289,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Series

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1982519

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?

At the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. In return for your commitment to quality health care for our nation's Veterans, VA offers an incomparable benefits package. Located in southeast South Dakota, Sioux Falls is a family-oriented community with no state income tax. The SFVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care service, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and transitional care. The SFVAHCS is part of VA Midwest Healthcare System (VISN 23), which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

"Open Until Filled" through 11/01/2017 with an initial first cut-off date of 8/4/2017.  Additional applicants will be referred as requested by the Chief of Staff.

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The procedures outlined in AFGE Master Agreement, Article 23, Section 8 will be followed. First consideration will be given to current Sioux Falls VAHCS employees.

Requires Filing a Financial Disclosure Report: Yes

Recruitment incentives authorized: Yes
Relocation incentives authorized: Yes


The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is recruiting for an experienced Physician.  This position will serve as the Chief of Staff, within the Office of the Director.  The candidate will have significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research or administration which clearly distinguish the physician as having the highest professional qualifications.  As the Chief of Staff (COS), you will be responsible for the following major duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in an efficient manner.
  • Responsible for the management and operations of the following clinical programs and services: Surgical & Specialty Care Service Line, Primary & Specialty Medicine Service Line, Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line, Imaging Service, Pathology and Laboratory Service, Mental Health Service Line, Pharmacy Service, Research & Development, and Credentialing.
  • In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS is actively involved in the management of resources for this facility.
    The COS promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, encouraging, and self-assessments.
  • Monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards, working to ensure that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network (VISN 23).
    The COS has an active role as a member of the Executive Leadership team, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with affiliated medical schools and programs associated with the Medical Center, recruits certified licensed professional staff and ensures that staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VA and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements.
  • Ensures medical staff are in compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, TJC standards and other appropriate regulations.
  • Creates an environment of continuous quality improvement, within which programs and quality of care effectiveness are evaluated.
  • The COS leads clinical staff to provide quality health care to each Veteran and embraces VHA's core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence.
  • The COS is accountable to the Medical Center Director for the delivery of patient-centered, high-quality, and high-value healthcare.
  • The COS is expected to meet and preferably exceed the performance measure goals while utilizing the most cost-efficient methodology.
  • Improving and continuously monitoring access to care in the organization while predicting and absorbing demand will be one of the pivotal responsibilities for this position.
  • Provides an environment conducive to patient care, educational activity, research and administrative planning and evaluation.
  • Represents the organization, internally and externally, in such a manner as to reflect positively on the Sioux Falls VAHCS and VA.
  • Serves as a professional liaison of the Medical Center to other VA, federal, community, affiliate, media, congressional, and constituent organizations.
  • Maintains and promotes high ethical and clinical standards that are carried into evidence based decision-making processes.
  • Promotes constructive problem resolution in an environment of competing priorities.
  • Promotes an effective mix, coordination, and support of clinical programs by evaluating current and potential patient population needs; clinical workload and resources; special program mandates and cost/benefit analyses; making recommendations to the Director; and ensuring implementation of approved clinical proposals.

Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.  Evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required to cover critical or unusual circumstances.

Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a bi-weekly basis. 

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Regional Office and Community Based Outpatient Clinic travel will be required on occasion.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may be authorized.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Kristl C. Bryant
Phone: (605)336-3230x6852


VHA Sioux Falls HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
2501 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls

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

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