Physician (Medical Center Director) NAT 9
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. The Medical Center Director positions are located in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
VHA is home to the United States' largest integrated health care system consisting of 150 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million Veterans each year.
VHA Medical Centers provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy. In addition, most of our medical centers offer additional medical and surgical specialty services including audiology & speech pathology, dermatology, dental, geriatrics, neurology, oncology, podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care. Some medical centers also offer advanced services such as organ transplants and plastic surgery.
This announcement requires you to submit a RESUME and TQ narrative. See specific information under the "How to Apply" section.
A Relocation or Recruitment Incentive may be offered for the Ann Arbor, MI location.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking the first steps to realign its many services from several regions to districts.
The new regions under the MyVA alignment will allow VA to begin the process of integrating disparate organizational boundaries into a single regional framework to enhance internal coordination.
The Regional Map can be seen at: http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/docs/myva-5-regions-map.pdf.
Occasional travel - Travel to meetings representing the Medical Center.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Structured interviews will tentatively be conducted early November by VA ERB.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. The incumbent occasionally carries books and papers to and from meetings and conferences.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA. Provide proof of this license in the application package.
- 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 include those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association, or other residences which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided appropriate professional training.
- Degree of doctor of medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of VA for the year in which the course of study was completed.
- Demonstrated Leadership Ability
A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget).
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions.
B. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQ): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the TQ(s) below, not to exceed 2 pages. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. It is recommenced that you draft your TQs in word document and then upload into the system.
TQ: Knowledge of mission, organization, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a large health care facility.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and/or Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Step 1: Resume addressing all of the ECQs (not exceed 5 pages): MANDATORY.
Step 2. Technical Qualification(s) (not to exceed 2 pages): MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS.
Step 3. Structured interviews will tentatively be conducted early November by VA ERB.
Step 4. Subsequent interviews may be scheduled for the Best Qualified applicants.
Step 5. Approval by the Selecting Official (may include additional screening such as background and reference checks).
Step 6: OPM Qualifications Review Board, if Applicable.
Background checks and security clearance
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