| Located in Walla Walla, WA, the Associate Chief of Staff will work directly for the Chief of Staff and supervise the Primary Care product line at Walla Walla VA and its rural outpatient clinics which include Richland-WA, La Grande-OR, Yakima-WA, Lewiston-ID, Grangeville-ID, Boardman-OR, and Enterprise-OR. This will include, but not be limited to, monthly in person visits to each of these rural sites, support and enforcement of VA Principles/Directives, oversight of provider grids, performance data, mid-term and annual performance appraisals, ensure coverage for manning shortfalls when needed and manage daily issues that will arise in the Primary Care settings. Participate in policy; making, planning and management decisions which impact the operation of the health care system. The incumbent advises management relative to developments within all outpatient care clinics, which require consideration due to their impact upon existing or pending policy and/or operational decisions. Once policy is determined, the incumbent is responsible for implementation throughout the professional services. The incumbent will not have an individual panel, but will be utilized as needed by the Chief of Staff.|
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.
Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
- Schools of Osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- For foreign medical graduates no covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies are:
Licensure and Registration: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
- Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Preferred Experience: Completion of an accredited residency in Family Practice or Internal Medicine.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.Physical Requirements:?, Light Lifting (under 15 lbs.); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs.); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional Stability.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- REQUIRED: VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf.)
- Resume A current resume or any other written format may be submitted provided it contains all of the information in the USAJobs resume format. Provide beginning and ending dates (MM/YY) of employment, the average number of hours worked per week, and a description of the duties for each position listed on your resume. If you performed more than one position title, please indicate the percentage of time you spent performing each title's duties.
- REQUIRED: Responses to the questionnaire
- Proof of current certification, licensure or registration.
- Unofficial college transcripts for education used to qualify. (An official college transcript will be required before being hired).
- All current or former Federal Employees - VA and non-VA: Include a copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
- REQUIRED (If applicable): All Veterans: "Military Discharge Certificate" for each enlistment (DD-214). Please include copy which shows type of discharge received.
- REQUIRED (If applicable): All 10-point preference eligible Veterans: SF-15 "Application for 10-point Veteran Preference (SF-15)" and supporting documentation stated on the SF-15. This form is available at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf Preference will not be granted without proper documentation.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1953413.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.