The VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) seeks an innovative and academically oriented Chief of Neurology to oversee - clinical care, research, and education. VACHS is a large tertiary hospital and major research facility with close affiliation with the Yale School of Medicine. A strong record in research and teaching, previous leadership experience, board certification, and outstanding interpersonal skills are essential for success. The Chief of Neurology is directly accountable to the Chief of Staff for program administration and overall compliance to VHA policies and procedures. An academic and research track record consistent with appointment as a mid-career Associate Professor or Full Professor of Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine is a significant factor in selection. The candidate should possess clinical and administrative experience to provide oversight for the Medicine Service. The candidate should have a strong interest and experience in teaching medical students and residents/fellows. The candidate should have a strong working knowledge of improving operational efficiencies. The duties of the Chief of Neurology include but are not limited to the following: The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, mentoring skills and diplomacy as well as a good understanding of the Department of Veterans Affairs operations, rules and regulations. Providing leadership and strategic vision for Neurology inpatient activities and outpatient clinics. Collaborate with other service chiefs and program managers at VACT, and the Chair of Neurology at the Yale School of Neurology. Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in formulating local Medical Center Policy, resource planning for manpower, equipment and space. Support the academic mission and oversee training and research opportunities. Guide the development and implementation of programs such as medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality, and performance improvement. Recommend clinical privileges for each member of the service. Recommend staff salaries to the Chief of Staff after review of the staff person's performance. Engage in clinical service activities in his/her area of specialization. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Staff of VA Connecticut Healthcare System. This position is responsible for recruiting and hiring clinicians and is also responsible for monitoring provider performance and medical outcomes. The Chief of Neurology sits on a number of important committees and attendance and participation are critical elements of this position. Formulates long- and short-range goals and objectives, plans, and programs for the service. In formulating such plans, coordinates with the Chief of Staff and facility management to integrate the Medical Center and VISN objectives. Coordinates the interdisciplinary service activities with other services and clinics of the facility by collaborating with other service chiefs in the Medical Center to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation and patient flow to assure that quality patient care is maintained. Defines the requirements, functions, and scope of the service to other services. Collaboratively involved with other service management and/or interdisciplinary teams in discussions of proposed new and/or revised service initiatives. Participates in multidisciplinary meetings on a regular basis. Participates in the development and implementation of Medical Center policy affecting patient care and services. This involves collaborating with colleagues in developing, implementing, and evaluating philosophy, objectives, policies, and standards essential for delivering optimal care to patients. Maintains awareness, understanding, application, and practice of established and revised VHA, VISN, and Medical Center policies, precedents, and directives pertaining to the service. Such established guidelines and precedents sometimes require considerable judgment and originality in developing innovative approaches to resolved very difficult situations. Work Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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.