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Open Rank Faculty Position without tenure (WOT), VA Chief of Staff, Department of Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine

Title: Open Rank Faculty Position without tenure (WOT), VA Chief of Staff, Department of Medicine

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Position Description

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and the School of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) are seeking candidates for one full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor without tenure by reason of funding. Salary and academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments and Associate and Full Professors hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1 – June 30). We anticipate the hire to start in April 2023.

This position is paid directly by the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and receives no UW compensation.  Please refer to the VAPSHCS for information about compensation for this position.

The Chief of Staff (COS) is a member of the Senior Management team. The successful candidate is responsible for the clinical operations of VA Puget Sound Health Care system (VAPSHCS) ensuring that all applicable regulatory and accrediting body requirements for a tertiary care facility within the Department of Veterans Affairs are met. The successful candidate will support the graduate medical education programs and applied research, and the biomedical and clinical research programs in collaboration with the Associate Chief of Staff for Research. The successful candidate may have direct patient care responsibilities within their area of clinical expertise. They will be responsible for performance management and quality improvement for the clinical and administrative services while delivering high quality, cost-effective, and safe patient care while meeting or exceeding performance goals and applying the highest ethical standards.

The Chief of Staff will chair the Health Care Delivery Council and is responsible for the performance measures assigned to the Chief of Staff.  The incumbent will provide assistance on top management administrative matters affecting patient care, education, research, and organizational policy. The Chief will supervise a staff of employees to accomplish the work of the organization.  The Chief will work with multiple clinical and administrative service line leaders throughout the organization to ensure the implementation of policy, ethical decision-making, planning, systems redesign, timely budget formulations, clinical care line performance improvement, quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, cost-effective/efficient service delivery, and management of professional staff. The COS will be responsible for hospital patient flow, surgical programs to include the OR, emergency room, managing clinic access, grid management and consult management. The COS will serve in a leadership role in the Joint Executive Council developing opportunities for VA/Department of Defense collaboration. The COS will participate in establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure adequate, comprehensive services. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


To qualify for this position, candidates must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation.

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 foreign equivalent or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. 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 or foreign equivalent. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
    [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OR
    (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.
    Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability.


Please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • CV
  • A statement detailing how your values, experiences, and/or future plans for teaching, research, and/or clinical service have supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests.
  • A diversity statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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