The COS is assigned at the Robert J. Dole VAMC, Wichita, KS and is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, actively participating in the development of overall management objectives necessary for the attainment of optimum efficiency in providing health care to Veterans. Recruitment / Relocation Incentive Maximum flexibility for the use of recruitment incentives and benefits may be considered for highly qualified candidates. PCS moving expenses is authorized Dole VA is the Medical Center that Veterans CHOOSE and TRUST because of exceptional staff, with a heart for service, who pledge to provide service excellence in the delivery of high-quality health care. Dole VA is located in the heart of Wichita, Kansas, the largest city in the state of Kansas with a metro population of roughly 500,000. Wichita is charming in appearance with a reasonably priced housing market, 8 shopping districts, 28 art galleries, 33 museums, and award-winning cultural opportunities such as The Wichita Grand Opera, Music Theater of Wichita, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, multiple sporting venues and close proximity to lakes and outdoor recreation. The Dole VA is an expansive Level 2 facility located over 39 acres and is co-located with the Wichita Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office. In striving for continuous improvement, the Dole VA is undergoing renovation and construction to expand the facility, increase services, and create the best environment for our Veterans and staff. Services offered at the Dole VA include (but not limited to): Primary Care Services in Wichita, Dodge City, Hays, Hutchinson, Liberal, Parsons, and Salina, serving over 24,000 veterans per year. 22 Medical and Surgical Specialties, serving over 50,000 veterans per year. 6 Surgery suites, performing 2,000 cases per year. 9 bed Emergency Department, serving 22,000 veterans per year. 30 bed Community Living Center combined with at 10 bed Hospice unit. Behavioral Health provides support for over 65,000 veterans per year. 8 bed Intensive Care Unit and 4 bed Step Down Unit. 29 Medical/Surgical beds (soon to be all private rooms). Home Based Primary Care serving over 200 veterans. Telehealth services and other virtual care options available for all veterans. Coming Soon: Substance Abuse Residential Rehab Treatment Facility with 14 beds. COS serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner. In addition to making clinical decisions, COS is actively involved in the management of resources for this facility. Promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessment. Monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards and ethical conduct, to include all Sexual Harassment, EEO, Diversity and Inclusion, No FEAR, and Whistleblower Rights Laws, Regulations, Policies and Procedures. Works to ensure that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network. Takes an active role as a management team member, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals. Develops and maintains a good working relationship with affiliated medical school(s) and programs associated with the Medical Center; recruiting certified licensed professional staff, who are graduates of approved medical schools and ensures that appropriate staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VA and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements. Monitors and ensures medical staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, pertinent TJC standards and other appropriate regulations and creates an environment of system oriented continuous quality improvement, within which programs and quality of care effectiveness are evaluated. Leads and guides clinical staff to provide quality health care to each veteran in an organized and competent manner; and embrace VHA's core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence, in the provision of these duties. COS functions in a collaborative partnership with the Medical Center Director, Associate Director, Associate Director for Patient Care Services (Nurse Executive) and the Assistant Director in carrying out the leadership/management responsibilities and operations of the medical center, healthcare center facilities and community-based outpatient clinic. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Will be required to respond to calls for urgent patient needs after hours and on weekends. Financial Disclosure Report: Yes
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.