Under Secretary for Health
This vacancy announcement is amended to extend the closing date.
The terms of appointment, qualifications, and pay are stipulated by law (38 USC § 305). The position serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States. Total compensation will be determined by the individual's qualifications.
SERVING OUR NATIONS VETERANS
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH
The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications for the position of Under Secretary for Health (USH) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
The USH is a presidential appointee subject to Senate confirmation. Candidates for the Under Secretary position must be visionary leaders who have demonstrated an ability to conceptualize and implement the Secretarys vision, and are dynamic advocates who can move an ambitious agenda forward to meet the needs of our Nations veterans.
The Under Secretary for Health leads the country's largest integrated health care system and is directly responsible to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the Veterans Health Administration.
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By law, the Under Secretary for Health shall be appointed solely on the basis of:
- Demonstrated ability in the medical or allied health profession, in health care administration and policy formulation, and in health care fiscal management; and
- Substantial experience in connection with the programs of the Veterans Health Administration or programs of similar content and scope.
Candidates for the Under Secretary position must be highly effective leaders who have demonstrated experience in overseeing or directing the operations of a large health care enterprise. Candidates must be committed to the high quality care of our Nation's Veterans, implement the Secretary's vision to transform VA, and serve as an accountable and innovative steward of the human capital and financial resources of the VHA.
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