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Executive Chief of Staff Opportunity - NY Harbor - Outstanding Benefits - New York, NY, USA

Job Description

Executive Chief of Staff Opportunity - NY Harbor - Outstanding Benefits

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (NYHHS) is currently recruiting for an Executive Chief of Staff that will serve as a member of the senior executive leadership team at our Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens campuses. You will be responsible for administrative, clinical, educational, and research activities of our Medical Centers and outlying clinics. We have been approved to offer a sign on bonus (recruitment incentive) and relocation assistance. 

We offer:

  • Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be available to highly qualified applicants.
  • Pay: Competitive salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Relocation Assistance – Approved for highly qualified applicants.
  • Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
  • Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting


Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Board Certification/ Eligible in the specialty/sub-specialty (Open to all physician specialties

Preferred Experience:  Service line Chief with leadership experience is preferred. Veteran Affairs experience is preferred but not required.

The COS promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities. Recruitment is open to physicians in any specialty/program area: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Administrative and clinical experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies
  • Effective management and operations experience
  • Board certification
  • Has a vision for the future
  • Advocates for clinical research
  • Interested in the pursuit of excellence
  • Experience in physician recruitment and retention
  • Must possess knowledge and demonstrated skill in VA HCS functions, structures, and roles of the health system components.
  • Skill in developing an excellent clinical research program.
  • Demonstration of skill in advocacy, strategic and team leadership. Strong multi-disciplinary project management skills.
  • Strong collaborate leadership skills with experience leading diverse physician and non-physician teams.
  • Proven history of development of strong relationships with academic affiliates and community health organizations.
  • Ability to accurately assess and prioritize current and future population health care needs and develop proactive evidence-based programs to address those needs.


  • Monitors and ensures staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff by-laws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations and creates an environment of system-oriented quality improvement.
  • Ensures all Veterans receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care.
  • Ensures the highest level of performance by medical staff members through appropriate delineation of clinical privileges, ongoing performance evaluations, orientation, and use of continuous quality improvement practices.
  • Completes performance evaluations of assigned service line managers and clinical service chiefs.
  • Responsible for standard of medical care and professional integration of services across service lines.
  • Responsible for driving a culture of improvement. In addition to making clinical decisions, the COS participates in organizational planning to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center.
  • Formulates and recommends plans for a comprehensive program of medical care.
  • Develops the requirements of staff, facilities, equipment and supplies needed to support an integrated program, utilizing necessary reviews and controls.
  • Appraises the effectiveness of the various medical programs in meeting the needs of patient care.

Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (2 days in Manhattan Campus, 2 days in Brooklyn Campus and 1 day in St. Albans campus). You will be required to complete at least 4 hours per week of clinical work within your clinical discipline.

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At VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our VA New York Harbor Healthcare System medical centers are teaching hospitals that provide a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. The Margaret Cochran VA Campus is a high complexity facility located in Manhattan with a major educational affiliation with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

We offer fully integrated residency programs in general medicine, general surgery, and several specialties, including cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, optometry, pulmonary, nephrology, infectious disease, rheumatology, urology, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, dermatology, pathology, and rehabilitation medicine.

  • VA New York Harbor Healthcare System provides primary and specialty health care services to Veterans living in the 5 boroughs of New York City.
  • The Manhattan VA Medical Center has 166 beds, and outpatient clinics to treat Veterans who don’t need to be hospitalized.
  • Other VA medical centers refer Veterans to our Manhattan campus cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, prosthetics, and other specialty health care services.

VA Benefits



Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance : VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision : Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts , which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance , family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions , depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

Contact Email:
Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: New York, NY, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Hospital Administration
Salary Range: $300000.00 to $375000.00 Yearly