National Director of Surgery

  • VA North Texas Health Care System
  • Dallas, Texas

Job Description

Summary

Veterans Health Administration is looking for a physician ready to lead one of the most stimulating and important offices in the Department of Veterans Affairs...creating innovations that advance health care for our nations Veterans. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

***NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining market pay salary of the applicant selected.*** Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Financial Disclosure Report: Required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized The National Director of Surgery (NDS) serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations on operational management, policy, and quality improvement pertaining to the delivery and assessment of surgical services. The NDS provides national leadership to and has advisory and consultative responsibility for all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) surgical services programs and initiatives including surgical policy, surgical operations, and surgical data stewardship. The NDS manages the National Transplant Program, workgroups relating to surgical quality, and a number of Surgical Advisory Boards. The NDS collaborates with Network and Medical Center Directors and Chief Surgical Consultants assuring top quality surgical healthcare delivery services are made available, immediately accessible, and efficiently provided to all eligible Veterans. Duties and

Responsibilities

of the NDS include: Provides oversight and management of the National Surgery Office (NSO), including the NSO budget Reviews adequacy of existing programs and identifies gaps in services Provides consultation and expert opinions as needed on clinical and administrative matters Develops clinical practice guidelines/protocols, disseminates criteria and standards for surgical programs and providers Establishes and maintains policy, handbooks, and directives related to the delivery of surgical services Reviews and updates strategic plans and ensures benchmarks are met Collaborates with academic institutions, public and private sector organizations, and other Federal agencies, as appropriate or upon request by VHA leadership Participation as member of Professional Standards Board for Physicians