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Physician Deputy Chief Of Staff Job in MURFREESBORO, TN

Physician Deputy Chief Of Staff Job in MURFREESBORO, TN

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $140,000.00 to $270,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/8/2017 Close Date 9/22/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    09/08/2017 to 09/22/2017

  • Salary

    $140,000 to $270,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes For a Highly Qualified Candidate: The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to: http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp .

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    Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is an integrated healthcare system comprised of Medical Centers, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro, TN, and the Nashville Campus in Nashville, TN, and operates 438 medical, psychiatric and community-living beds. TVHS also operates several community based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky. VA-staff clinics are located in Chattanooga, Clarksville, and Tullahoma, TN. Contract clinics are located in Cookeville, Dover, McMinnville, Maury County, and Roane County, TN and Bowling Green and Hopkinsville, Kentucky. In addition three primary care annex clinics are operated in Nashville, TN. TVHS provides ambulatory care, primary care, and secondary care in acute medicine and surgery, specialized tertiary care, transplant services, spinal cord injury, outpatient care, and a full range of extended care and mental health services. The Nashville Campus is the only VA facility that supports all solid organ transplant programs, including total in-house kidney and bone marrow transplants. The Alvin C. York Campus is a network referral center for mental health services, geriatrics, and extended care. TVHS provides a full range of specialized medical services.

    TVHS has active medical affiliations with two local institutions. The Alvin C. York Campus is primarily affiliated with Meharry Medical College, with active residency programs in oral surgery, psychiatry, general internal medicine, occupational medicine, preventive medicine, geriatric medicine, and family practice. The Nashville Campus is primarily affiliated with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with active residency programs in all major medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. TVHS also has two local AFGE union partners.

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives ARE Authorized for a highly qualified candidate for this position.

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS) May Be Authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

    Note: *Salary will be determined based on education and experience and will be determined by The Professional Standards Board.*

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    Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

    The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) will work under the leadership of the Chief of Staff to provide administrative and clinical oversight for the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. The DCOS is accountable for the multi-facility healthcare system that provides medical, extended care, surgical, specialty care, mental health and primary care services to include the Community based outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), and Home Based Primary Care. Will travel between both campuses and visit other TVHS sites as needed or requested.

    As the Deputy Chief of Staff, the incumbent's duties and qualities will include, but are not limited to:


    • Assist in coordinating clinical and support program development fulfilling the adequacy and appropriateness of the organization's scope of services, and its professional and support staff.
    • Facilitate efforts to strengthen clinical programs and operational issues.


    • Serves as key member over organized medical staff, attend meetings and helping to ensure adherence to bylaws, rules and regulations.  Participates in in-service training programs.
    • Establish policies ensuring all healthcare professionals practice within the scope of their licenses, consult in development and maintenance of an adequate medical record system.
    • Serve as COS Office liaison to the QM program including patient safety and continuous accreditation readiness.
    • Represent Chief of Staff (COS) at Root Cause Analysis and Failure Modes and Effects briefings.
    • Present recommendations to MEB for approval.
    • Serve on various committees, and act as chair for select committees as assigned by the Director or COS.
    •  Supervise staff of employees to include administrative and personnel management functions.
    • Coordinate and integrate the programs into a comprehensive package to meet needs of veterans.
    • Meet VA performance measures and Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) goals assigned to DCOS.
    • Oversees Fee Basis program management.


    • Develop and monitor quality improvement measures for process improvement.
    • Develop short and long-range goals and objectives for education, research activities affecting policies and programs that affect TVHS programs. 


    • Represent TVHS in VISN-wide clinical service coordination.
    • Establish professional relationships within the healthcare community.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Board Certified within his/her specialty with advanced clinical experience

    Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to patient care delivery

    Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs

    Demonstrates abilities to work well within an executive team.

    Management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position will be required to work and travel between Nashville, Murfreesboro and all satellite Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) locations for TVHS.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479052100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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