Executive Director Clinical and Network Management

US Department of Veterans Affairs - Selection, IA

Full-time | Part-time
This re-announcement replaced job announcement number CBFN-10308036-18-DS. This position is listed as a 4-Year Term 7306 appointment with potential for re-appointment (not guaranteed).

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.

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PHYSICIAN: SR-602 $145,000 - $245,000
NURSE: SR-610 $127,915 - $176,900
HEALTH SCIENCE OFFICER: SR-601 $127,915 - $176,900
NOTE: For Physician or Nurse - Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. Exceptions to the salary cap must be approved.

Work schedule : Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

Recruitment Incentives : Authorized
Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized
Relocation Expenses : Not Authorized

**This is a "Virtual work-from-home opportunity (conditions apply)**

The Executive Director (ED), Clinical and Network Management (C&NM) serves as the day-to-day operating office and policy and strategy advisor to the program offices within the Office of Community Care and is responsible for consistency in policy guidance and interpretation to support senior level decision making. The ED, C&NM serves as a clinical assistant to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care (ADUSH/CC) as needed; and as delegated by the ADUSH/CC, performs any statutory or other duty that the Assistant Deputy is required or authorized to perform with respect to the Office. Major duties are as follows:
Leads and has responsibility over Provider Relations and Services and Clinical Integration
Provides medical oversight, expertise and guidance from a clinical respective to senior leadership
Responsible for the overall management of Community Care provider network and execution of network contracts
Tracks industry standards, benchmarks, and trends
Oversees and coordinates regional and local community care field-based processes within local VA Medical Centers
Ability to use financial and clinical data to develop utilization management and cost mitigation strategies
Develops and directs strategic goals of the organization relating to clinical network management
Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates performance of direct reports; Available to staff at all times
Identifies, manages, and mitigates risks
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0601 General Health Science

0602 Medical Officer

0610 Nurse

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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
4-Year 7306 appointment with potential for re-appointment (not guaranteed)
Physical Requirements: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. The incumbent often carries books and papers to and from meetings and conferences
It is highly likely that the incumbent may have to travel between office buildings for meetings, which will involve going outside during various elements of weather
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/27/2019.

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:


U.S. Citizen

Degree of doctor of medicine: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies include those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association, or other residences which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided appropriate professional training.
Licensure: Physicians must possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. the physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA. Provide proof of this license in the application by listing your active license number on your CV/Resume and/or uploading a photocopy of your active license.

Masters Degree in Nursing, or an equivalent degree. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. The accrediting bodies are: (1) The National League for Nursing, an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing or (2) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an accrediting arm of the the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

A registered nurse (RN) will have current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Provide proof of this license in the application by listing your active license number on your CV/Resume and/or uploading a photocopy of your active license. Successful completion of a Masters Degree or higher course of study in an accredited college or university in an academic field related to health care or administration of health care related to the work of the position (e.g., health informatics, analytics, or compliance).

Successful completion of a Masters Degree or higher course of study in an accredited college or university in an academic field related to health care or administration of health care related to the work of the position (e.g., health informatics, analytics, or compliance). Licensure is not applicable.

DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess extensive leadership experience in the health care arena sufficient to qualify for the equivalent of a senior executive equivalent position within the Federal service. In addition, the incumbent is broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about multifaceted health care delivery systems.

In addition to basic requirements, the following technical and executive core qualifications are required for this position. Typically, these qualifications would be gained through education, experience and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in responsible management/executive level assignments in health care at a national or Network level, equivalent positions in a hospital/network/regional office or allied medical care facility, or executive positions in an academic institution. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. If you are currently a federal employee, this type of experience is typically found at positions at the GS-15 level and above.

To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp.

ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

1. Demonstrated managing a provider network and execution of network contracts, including utilization management experience
2. Provided oversight for the development and enhancement of external provider relationships

REFERENCES: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard and Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

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

Veterans' Preference does not apply to Senior Executive Equivalent positions.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

In describing your experience please is clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified; errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Please follow all instructions carefully.

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; religious; 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.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
Proof of current certification, licensure or registration (for physicians this proof can be a copy or you can provide the certification, licensure or registration number, state and expiration date in your resume)
If currently a federal employee, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action outlining your current pay plan, series, and grade. (If you have held a higher graded position in the past, please include a SF-50 to verify the level served.)
Non-Federal Employees must submit recent pay documentation.

Recommended Documents:
Copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
NOTE: If tentatively selected the VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf ) and official college transcript(s) (If not currently appointed as a Veterans Health Administration Physician) will be required.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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