School of Medicine, VA Deputy Chief of Staff – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor WOT (AA26878)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Medicine

Title : Assistant Professor without Tenure, Associate Professor without Tenure, Professor without Tenure

Search Number : AA26878

Position Details

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System, in conjunction with the University of Washington School of Medicine, seeks a dedicated and dynamic physician with a proven track-record in both administrative and clinical leadership to serve as the facility’s Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS).  The DCOS will be charged with directing development, implementation, and optimization of cutting-edge programs and policies, in support of the VA’s mission to provide superlative clinical care to Veterans and to maximize efficiency and employee satisfaction. The individual who is ultimately selected as DCOS will receive a full-time academic appointment at the University of Washington at a rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor commensurate with qualifications in the appropriate School of Medicine department.  This would be a non-tenured, 12-month, multi-year appointment.

The Puget Sound area is surrounded by breathtaking lakes, lush forests, and picturesque, snow-tipped mountains.  It is a dream destination for any outdoor enthusiast.  And, despite its outdoor charm, Seattle remains a bustling metropolis, home to the corporate offices of Amazon, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and, of course, Starbucks Coffee.  With its fantastic eateries, its vibrant music scene, and its ever-expanding public-transit system, it is no wonder that Business Insider and US News & World Report both have ranked Seattle area as one of the top ten best places to live in 2016.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System is a Joint-Commission-accredited, 413-bed, level 1-A tertiary healthcare system affiliated with the University of Washington, featuring multiple Centers of Excellence, including:

– Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence West (MSCoE West)
– Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE)
– Epilepsy Center of Excellence
– Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education
– RR&D Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering
– Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care

– ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

– Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

VA Puget Sound treats a growing, unique patient population of more than 100,000 Veterans in 14 counties in and around the Puget-Sound area. VA Puget Sound is comprised of the Seattle Division and the American Lake Division, six Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), and one outreach clinic.

VA Puget Sound maintains the fifth largest research center in VHA, operating two NIH-funded research centers with a $38 million budget that funds over 600 active research projects supporting Veterans’ health. Examples of research focus include: traumatic brain injury following blast exposure, PTSD, deployment health, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, limb loss, and cancer.

VA Puget Sound has active affiliation agreements with 158 academic institutions in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, providing stellar training opportunities for more than 1,800 trainees in graduate medical education, nursing graduate and undergraduate education, associate health-education, and research.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Basic Requirements:

  • Any U.S. citizen may apply
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Degree of doctor of medicine (MD or DO) resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine
  • 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
  • Board Certification: Applicants must be board certified in the appropriate specialty of their training

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; religions; 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.

Applicant can apply at

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.  This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment.  You can verify your education here:   If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript to receive credit for that education.  Please contact our physician recruiter, Mr. Henry Laguatan, for all correspondence and inquiries (Email:; Phone:  253-583-3273).

Application Instructions

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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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.