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Associate Medical Center Director

Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), VA Medical Center (VAMC), within the Office of the Medical Center Director. This position serves as the Associate Medical Center Director for the VAMC. The incumbent exercises line authority for multiple administrative and allied health services and sections.25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Yes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.Open to current, permanent VHA employees only.The incumbent shares with the Executive Leadership Team a level of responsibility for the direction and management of the Medical Center and is directly responsible for all facilities operations. Has direct line authority and leadership responsibility for all administrative operation support services. Participates on a day-to-day basis in top level Executive discussions, decisions, policy making and actions of all administrative functions and indirectly of all clinical matters impacting patient care. May serve as the Acting Medical Center Director in the absence of the Director with full responsibility and concomitant authority to carry out the duties and functions.

The Associate Director is responsible for taking an active leadership role in coordinating and developing customer and stakeholder support and resourcing to meet Medical Center objectives. Develops collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and makes program execution decisions that affect or determine long range courses of action of critical importance. The incumbent's managerial duties and responsibilities involve final decisions which have a direct and substantial effect on the health care organization and programs related to facility operations and programs.. These include, but are not limited to decisions affecting the nature, scope, quality of, and emphases on, the facility's patient care programs and activities.

The Associate Director: (1) determines operational services and programs goals and objectives, develop short-and long-range plans for achieving them in conjunction with the overall plans of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and consistent with the strategic planning process; (2) directs a comprehensive evaluation pf operational services goals and objectives and makes necessary adjustments to improve delivery of patient care services;(3) establishes local policy in such areas impacting facility operations as program emphasis and operating guidelines; (4) administers and ensures compliance with a system designed for the development and communication of program policies and procedures in accordance with new or existing rules and regulations; and (5) administers a management reporting system which provides appropriate data for decision making for facility operations, impacting organizational improvements.; change in delegations of authority; position management; and coordination among the center's programs and services.

The Associate Director: (1) organizes and controls program evaluation activities; (2) develops and coordinates a quality assurance program to ensure that both clinical and administrative activities are in compliance with standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups; (3) develops plans (with target completion dates) to ensure that action has been taken to correct deficiencies cited by accrediting bodies; (4) conducts a comprehensive and effective quality management program for the facility; (5) initiates corrective action on elements considered unacceptable from the standpoint of quality or program service management, and (6) ensures that patient complaints related to the communication of clinical and administrative aspects of their care are promptly addressed. Some functions of this position involve multiple worksites with differing patient care programs and/or capabilities and requires the analysis of many complex problems. The incumbent evaluates the needs of a variety of worksites and assesses the treatment of a wide variety of problems. Included are plans which provide the effective distribution of resources needed to accomplish the mission of the medical center within the given allocations.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Associate Medical Center Director/PD032700
Relocation Incentive: May be authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized
PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/25/2023.

    Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

    You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
    • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
      • Work closely with chiefs of services in establishing priorities for personnel, services, equipment, supplies and allocating resources as needed.
      • Develops short and long-range plans for achieving them in conjunction with the overall plans of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and consistent with the strategic planning process.
      • Makes important decisions substantially affecting economy of operations by limiting operating expenses without impairing patient care activities through management assessment, cost effective position management techniques, reorganization, methods improvements, and automation.
      • Knowledge of the full range of position management principles, concepts, practices, and techniques sufficient to advise managers; and provide management with insight in establishing organizational structures that are efficient, cost effective, support desired grade levels, and facilitate career development.
      • Ability to research, decide and determine the best approach when resolving complex problems/issues when precedence has not been set.Individual Occupational Requirements:

        You must have the below Individual Occupational Requirements:

        A. Undergraduate education: Major study - hospital administration, public health, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. Transcript required. OR
        B. Specialized Experience - Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:
        • Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;
        • Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and
        • Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.Applicants must also possess:
          • Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities; and
          • Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs. ORC. Special Provision for In-service Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included:
            * Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements;
            * Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and
            * Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.

            You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
            • Leadership
            • Organizational Stewardship
            • Strategic Thinking

              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.

              Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

              Physical Requirements: Work is sedentary. There are no special physical demands

              For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at . A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

              Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

              This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

              If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

              Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

              The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.

              For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

              Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

              It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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