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Deputy Chief Medical Officer

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Bedford, Massachusetts, United States, 01730
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The Deputy Chief Medical Officer serves as a critical clinical leader to the VISN. The Deputy Chief Medical Officer coordinates clinical care with 8 medical centers and 14 clinical service lines, serving over 260,000 Veterans. The scope of this position encompasses the management of clinical programs in VISN 1 and consists of practice of an executive nature, comprised of complex managerial and administrative components, associated with critical health care issues and activities that influence the national, network, and local missions, healthcare, and policy. He/she is required to participate directly in VISN activities and is a direct report to the VISN 1 Chief Medical Officer. The incumbent will function as a member of the senior management team to ensure that resources are directed toward providing high quality, accessible, cost effective care. He/she applies solid healthcare leadership skills and innovation in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, and evaluating complex clinical and administrative activities. He/she interfaces with a number of individuals, organizations and groups in order to assure coordination of services and ongoing communication with all stakeholders. Interface is also provided with consumers, veteran service organizations, VA Central Office staff, and others. The incumbent maintains alliance with academic affiliations to promote the effective training of healthcare professionals. Guidance is provided to ensure adherence to standards of professional practice, evaluating care delivery models, establishing clinical programs, business planning, managing healthcare resources, assuring customer satisfaction, improving clinical quality and implementing evidence-based clinical care practices.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at:

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Job Requirements

• Must be a US citizen;
• Degree of Doctor of Medicine accredited as noted below or
• Degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine as noted below
• Full, active, current and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States or District of Columbia;
• English language proficiency
Degree of Doctor of Medicine

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) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

This position has additional requirements in addition to the basic requirements listed above. These elements are critical to the success of the position. All requirements must be met and clearly supported by your resume/application package.
• A minimum of 10 years of professional practice with increasing responsibility, at least 5 with administrative function experience

• Leading a large clinical program, service line, or medical facility

• Previous position/s of increasing responsibility leading programs at the local or regional level

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to function as a liaison with congressional offices, and other stakeholders

• Ability to work with community organizations

• Ability to partner with academic affiliations and research programs

• Demonstrated successful performance in a matrix organizational environment

• Experience with managing budgets and developing programs to enhance revenue

• Experience with regulatory agencies and quality oversight programs

• Extensive experience with performance measures and driving clinical excellence via metrics.

• Completion of executive level training

• Demonstrated experience in mentoring and developing clinical leaders

• Demonstrated experience with ISO 9001 as a quality management system for a clinical service


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