The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center is in the active and thriving community of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the "Gateway to the Ozarks." Poplar Bluff has a population of 17,000, and cost of living in the area is among the lowest in the country. We are within a two-hour drive of several large cities and have a small airport. The area is quite scenic and outdoor recreational opportunities abound in nearby national and state parks and forests. Come, join our team! The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) shall oversee all physician practice within the Cape Girardeau Healthcare Center (HCC), serve as the senior medical oversight for operations, and supervise the day to day operations of the providers and services assigned. The ACOS shall participate in activities designated to meet all relevant requirements, including those of the Joint Commission and other accredited agencies. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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). Incentives: Possible signing bonus and student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure Duties include but are not limited to: Oversee all physician practice within the Cape Girardeau Healthcare Center (HCC) Serve as the senior medical oversight for operations Supervise the day to day operations of the providers and services assigned Shall participate in activities designated to meet all relevant requirements, including those of the Joint Commission and other accredited agencies Responsible for the overall performance of the services assigned and is expected to practice in his/her discipline to maintain clinical proficiency Responsible to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner Promotes an effective mix, coordination and support of clinical care by evaluating current and potential patient needs, clinical workload and resources, and special programs/mandates Areas of responsibility consist of: Mental Health, Primary Care, Audiology, Optometry, Specialty Care, and Radiology Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment / Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate.
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