This position functions as the Associate Chief of Staff for Research (ACOS/R), with responsibility for the overall strategic leadership, planning, direction and coordination of all activity within the Dayton Research Program, which includes the Research & Development Service, all research physicians and scientists, research coordinators/assistants, academic affiliate research collaborators, and the non-profit corporation (Dayton Research Institute).
The following are representative of the duties of the ACOS/R for the Dayton VAMC Research Program:
Oversees the development and implementation of both long and short-term policies and plans for the Dayton VAMC Research Program.
Provides expertise into the integration of internal administrative and clinical policies to achieve the highly complex standards and requirements of various regulatory and accrediting bodies. The incumbent factors in the impact of internal administrative and clinical policies on veterans, research, and the community at large.
Ensures all Dayton VAMC Research complies with all ever evolving Federal statues, regulations, VA policies and VHA policies.
Closely interacts with VA (and other) investigators to serve as a resource, and to educate said researchers on the oversight, on-going management, and ethical conduct pertaining to human and animal subjects protection.
Develops, evaluates, and adjusts organizational structures and management systems to effectively and appropriately support research in all areas of Dayton VA Research.
Delegates authority and provides general program direction to subordinates, managers, supervisors, and team leaders in various administrative and research areas.
Oversees available resources, such as personnel, space, equipment, and funding and establishes priorities for distributing these resources based on overall Dayton VAMC Research Program needs.
Communicates, negotiates, and collaborates with a variety of groups and individuals, including researchers, patients, staff, other hospitals, professional organizations, unions, veterans groups, academic affiliates and community organizations as well as regulatory and funding agencies both within VA and outside to assure the fulfillment of the Dayton VAMC Research Program mission.
Conducts VA or other funded research for approximately 35% of effort to stay current and involved in the research community as an investigator.
Work Schedule: 1st Shift, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
This is a Non-Bargaining unit position.
Citizenship: Citizenof the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
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:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by theCommission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Associationfor the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not 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.
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
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. Waiver of Licensure: Licensure requirements may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research, academic, or administrative assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
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. (Note: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for facility status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) 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
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Physician Staff Requirements
Service Chief or Line Manager. A Service Chief or Line Manager physician must demonstrate the following:
Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty.
Abilityto guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.
Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7304, 7402.
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 G2, Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?, Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with bio hazardous materials.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(Application VA Form 10-2850 ) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript 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.
All applicants must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrist and Optometrist
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
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 1991015.
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.