The Puget Sound Health Care System is a Joint Commission-accredited, level 1A tertiary regional amputation center, polytrauma network site, and academic research center with 414 operating beds. Staffed by over 4,444 FTEE, we provide health care services to the Seattle and American Lake Divisions and seven Community-Based Outpatient Clinics treating a growing, unique Veteran population of more than 156,000 patients in 14 counties within the Puget Sound catchment area. Applicants pending the completion of educational, or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Dentist Basic Requirements A degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery or dental medicine resulting from a course of education in dentistry. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are (1) United States and Canadian schools of dentistry listed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation(CODA), in the list published for the year in which the course of study was completed.(2) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full and unrestricted licensure provided the licensure requirements include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. ~AND~ Completed, or you are currently completing, a residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients. ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, a current, full and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Note: Dentists must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. Preferred Experience: Administrative experience for 3 to 5 years at a Section Chief or higher level in a tertiary, 1a facility Experience with hospital patient flow by managing clinic access, grid management and consult management Experience in using Performance Improvement strategies Experience with interprofessional and interdisciplinary team approaches Experience in change management Chief of Staff. A Chief of Staff must serve on a full-time basis. The Chief of Staff develops and maintains currently accepted management practices throughout the clinical services. The Chief of Staff develops and presents the budgetary requirements of the clinical services and assists in the formulation of the annual budget program. The Chief of Staff is fully responsible to the Medical Center Director for programs of patient care and for the educational and research activities of the clinical services. To carry out these responsibilities, the Chief of Staff:(i) Formulates and recommends plans for a comprehensive program of medical care;(ii) Develops the requirements of staff, facilities, equipment and supplies needed to carry forward such an integrated program, utilizing necessary reviews and controls; and(iii) Appraises the effectiveness of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3 Dentist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ["The Chief of Staff (COS) is a member of the Senior Management team and is responsible for the clinical operations of VA Puget Sound Health Care system (VAPSHCS) ensuring that all applicable regulatory and accrediting body requirements for a tertiary care facility within the Department of Veterans Affairs are met. The chief of staff will support the graduate medical education programs and applied research, and the biomedical and clinical research programs in collaboration with the Associate Chief of Staff for Research. The Chief of Staff may have direct patient care responsibilities within their area of clinical expertise. They will be responsible for performance management and quality improvement for the clinical and administrative services while delivering high quality, cost-effective, and safe patient care while meeting or exceeding performance goals and applying the highest ethical standards. Major duties also include but are not limited to: Chief of Staff chairs the Health Care Delivery Council and is responsible for the performance measures assigned to the Chief of Staff. Provides assistance on top management administrative matters affecting patient care, education, research, and organizational policy. Supervises a staff of employees to accomplish the work of the organization Works with multiple clinical and administrative service line leaders throughout the organization to ensure the implementation of policy, ethical decision-making, planning, systems redesign, timely budget formulations, clinical care line performance improvement, quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, cost-effective/efficient service delivery, and management of professional staff. Responsible for hospital patient flow, by, managing clinic access, grid management and consult management. Serves in a leadership role in the Joint Executive Council developing opportunities for VA/Department of Defense collaboration. Participates in establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure adequate, comprehensive services. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm PST Telework: Available Compressed/Flexible: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Financial Disclosure Report: Required"]
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.