The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service Line is responsible for the overall leadership of the service line and ensures the quality of medical and mental health services provided, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of medical research conducted on patients assigned to the service. The incumbent is a physician. The incumbent provides overall guidance and supervision to staff in his/her service. The Associate Chief of Staff for the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line will provide professional patient care approximately 70% of the time and administrative duties 30% of the time. The duties and responsibilities of the ACOS, GEC include but are not limited to the following: - Working with the Associate Chief Nurse, Geriatrics; Chief, Social Work Service, and subordinate supervisors, managers and team leaders in the service line to achieve and maintain high standards of performance. The incumbent may delegate authority to subordinate supervisors and hold them responsible for the performance of their specific units. In this regard, the incumbent is administratively responsible for all subordinate supervisors and managers and is the approving official of all goals, policies and procedures established by each. - Participating in organizational planning to include strategic, operational, programmatic and other plans and policies to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center. - Participating in the development of long and short-term goals for the Service Line and the organization. - Functioning as a collaborating provider for Advance Practice Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, as needed. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (Day tour with expectation of some extended hours) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Note 1: Reimbursement for travel and relocation expenses are authorized. Note 2: Recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate. (subject to eligibility and approval) . Note 3: Once appointed, if you meet all established criteria, you may be eligible to apply for partial student loan reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), subject to available funding. You will be required to make contact with the Program Coordinator in Human Resources within 30 days of your appointment date to confirm your eligibility and initiate application paperwork. Note 4: Physician is required to be a collaborating physician for one or more mid-level providers upon request duties You may be expected to travel for this position.
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