Columbia, SC is a wonderful place to live and work. A small-town atmosphere within a metropolitan city, known for its museums, restaurants, and the University of SC. Columbia offers four-season outdoor activities with several championship golf courses in the area. Columbia is located near a 50,000 acre lake with boating and recreational opportunities and is also in close proximity to the premier Atlantic Ocean beaches and mountains. The Columbia VA Health Care System (CVAHCS) is seeking a (Physician) Chief of Staff with proven executive leadership skills and a record of academic and research achievement, who can lead change and build upon the strengths of our current clinical services. In collaboration with a seasoned and experienced Pentad/Senior Leadership team, the COS will serve as the senior physician and will oversee all patient care, education, and research activities of the organization. The Chief of Staff (COS) is a member of the CVAHCS senior leadership team, which functions as the decision-making body for the overall health system administration. The COS will demonstrate the principals of servant leadership and is transparent, cooperative, and collaborative. The COS collaborates with executive leadership in the formulation, supervision, and integration of clinical activities inherent in the professional services and research at the CVAHCS. They are responsible for the efficient operation of the health care system's clinical functions as well as the administrative coordination of its clinical activities and operations to ensure timely and high quality to service to our Veterans. They will also maintain a relationship with leadership at the academic affiliate, the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine with regard to residents, training of students, faculty appointments, research, and recruitment of new faculty. The COS must demonstrate a passion for and leadership of the foundational elements of a High Reliability Organization (HRO). The incumbent is responsible to the Medical Center Director for programs of patient care and for the educational and research activities of the clinical services. With the Director, the COS reviews organizational proposals to ensure that the use of manpower is efficient and economical and achieves the goals of the health care system. To carry out the COS responsibilities, the incumbent must be able to formulate and recommend plans for a comprehensive program of medical care; develop the requirements of staff, facilities, equipment, and supplies needed to carry forward an integrated program utilizing necessary reviews and controls, and appraises the effectiveness of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care. The COS fully participates in executive leadership discussions, decisions, and policy-making, and shares in the responsibility for the development and implementation of long and short-range policies and plans. The incumbent directs strategic planning and resource allocation for the overall CVAHCS, as well as focusing on the facility's day-to-day operations. He/she has authority and accountability of credentialing and privileging as Chair of the Medical Executive Board (MEB). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. The nature of the position may require extended hours on a regular basis. Subject to change based on agency needs. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Approved Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Columbia VA Health Care System (CVAHCS) opened in 1932 at its current location. The facility has 204 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The facility is a level 1b complex teaching hospital and health care system, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research.
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.