The Chief of Surgical Services will be responsible for directing and managing integrated programs for Surgical Services and will serve under the Chief of Staff Office. A Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be considered for a highly qualified candidate. The Chief will be responsible for the clinical aspects, budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program development, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of the available resources. Provides leadership in the development of policies and strategies that support the health care system to successfully manage bioethical issues and protect patient and family rights. Ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. Provides appropriate use of available resources and is responsible for inspiring, motivating, and guiding Surgical Service staff in achieving the strategic goals and plans of the service. Collaborates with other Service Chiefs and program managers in fulfilling their responsibilities and will also function as a provider part-time in their specialty. Responsible for the overall medical care of patients with conditions requiring treatment in their specialty to include consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient setting at the El Paso VA Health Care System. Ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided and collaborates with referring providers. Assumes a leadership role in resolving highly complex ethical issues that have an impact on the health care system and/or the Veteran within the organization and/or the community. Assures lines of communication are open to all employees under his/her area of responsibility. Participates in the development of education programs and staff development models to facilitate career progression and to increase productivity and performance. Fosters a climate for practice that enhances job satisfaction through mutual responsibility for productivity and quality improvement. Guides supervisory staff in the completion of timely and accurate human resource actions. Leads staff in the development of strategic planning within his/her area of responsibility and throughout the organization. Collaborates in the establishment of and supports a system for recognition of accomplishments and achievements by employees. Provides leadership for and demonstrates safe work practices in compliance with safety rules and regulations. Implements appropriate disciplinary actions when infractions are committed against safe work practices. The Chief, Surgical Service accomplishes the health care delivery mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs in general. Is active in clinical and environmental rounds in order to evaluate health care system care delivery. Identifies opportunities for program improvement and effectiveness and assesses the therapeutic milieu and safety in clinical areas. Assumes a leadership role in resolving highly complex ethical issues that have an impact on the health care system and/or the Veteran within the organization and/or the community. Services provided are subject to scrutiny by Congressional interests, service organizations, the general public and the media. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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.