Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Chief of Staff in Roseburg, Oregon

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Roseburg, OR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/9/2016 (76 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (7 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1764547

OUR MISSION: 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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

This announcement will remain open until filled. A selection can be made at any time. Applicants are encouraged not to delay and submit a complete application as soon as possible. Cut-offs and referral of Certificates of Eligible Applicants will be every other Friday until selection is made.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered.

PCS is authorized for this position.

VA Roseburg Healthcare System consists of a medical center located in Roseburg, OR and three Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Eugene, North Bend, and Brookings, Oregon. The VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) offers primary and hospital services in medicine, surgery and mental health for the over 62,000 veterans who reside in Central and Southern Oregon and Northern California. We also operate a Community Reintegration Service Center in Eugene, consisting of a Homeless Program, Homeless Housing Program with the Department of Health and Human Services (HUD/VASH), Substance Abuse and Vocational Rehabilitation services. Specialty services are provided within the healthcare system or through referral consultations to the university-affiliated tertiary care centers located in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, or through referrals in the community. Specialty services include Cardiology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases, Optometry, Ophthalmology, ENT, Endocrinology, Urology, Renal,Gerontology, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Dermatology and Vocational Rehabilitation. Additional specialty services are available within the Northwest Network.

In Roseburg you will find an excellent quality of life in a family oriented community. While providing all of the amenities of a larger city, Roseburg still offers the relaxed atmosphere of a small town. Nestled in the forested Umpqua Valley, Roseburg offers unlimited recreational opportunities among lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and ocean beaches. Golfing, hiking, fishing, skiing, and beach combing are all within easy access. For more information on Roseburg and the surrounding area go to or take a virtual tour at


VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) is seeking an energetic, highly motivated physician with strong leadership, managerial, organizational, communication, and clinical skills to assume the position of Chief of Staff at this Level 3 medical center. Candidate selected for this position will:

  1. Be a member of the VARHS Executive Leadership; participate in executive strategic planning, decision-making, policy determination and implementation, budget planning and resource allocation, operational plans; participate in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission, vision, and goals;

  2. Be fully responsible to the medical center director for programs of patient care and for the educational and research activities of the clinical services; be responsible for the management and operation of all clinical programs and services promoting the effective coordination and support of clinical programs;

  3. Develop and present the budgetary requirements of the Clinical Services and assists in the formulation of the annual budget program;

  4. Evaluate patient population needs, clinical workload and resources, and standards of clinical competence; monitor and evaluate clinical practices, peer reviews, and clinical performance while promoting the development of healthcare professionals through counseling, mentoring, and teaching;

  5. Create and promote an environment of continuous quality improvement within the clinical services and in quality of care;

  6. Maintain and promote high ethical and clinical standards ensuring medical staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations, facility policies, Joint Commission standards and those of other certifying and accrediting bodies; and serve as the professional liaison with the VISN 20 Network office, other VA and federal facilities, and community, affiliates, media, congressional, and other external stakeholders.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, extended hours are required.

Functional Statement Title/#: N/A (Scope of Practice)

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • To Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VISN Visits, Conferences.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • 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
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience:

Preferred candidate will have experience functioning in position(s) in which the applicant was fully responsible to a medical center director for programs of patient care and for educational and research activities of the clinical services that included responsibilities such as formulating and recommending plans for a comprehensive program of medical care; developing requirements of staff, facilities, equipment and supplies needed to carry forward such an integrated program, utilizing necessary reviews and controls; appraising the effectiveness of various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care; acting as ex officio member of the Deans Committee or the Medical Advisory Committee and as the professional liaison of the medical center with these committee and/or consultant groups; carrying out broad professional programs by developing and maintaining currently accepted management practices throughout the Clinical Services; and developing and presenting budgetary requirements of the Clinical Services and assisting in the formulation of annual budget programs. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found at

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. 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: 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.

Physical Requirements: Position is primarily sedentary but may require moderate/light lifting, reaching above shoulders, walking, bending, standing, and/or carrying of light items such as files and manuals.

Security Clearance

Q - Sensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

Salary Range: $140,000.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 446854700

Job Announcement Number: LW-16-EJD-1764547-SR