Lead the Veterans’ care revolution in your community: Choose a career as a VA Medical Center Director/Chief Executive Officer

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Trailblaze. Innovate. Inspire. Champion. Those who lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as Medical Center Directors/Chief Executive Officers make a dramatic and lasting difference in the lives of Veterans and families enrolled in VA healthcare.

VA is actively seeking candidates to fill open VAMC Director and CEO positions at sites around the country.

These community leaders have a unique opportunity to direct the nature, scope and quality of care at the VA facilities that make up the nation’s largest healthcare system. They also shape the medical facility’s culture and services provided to the most diverse population of Veterans in history.

“VAMC Directors and CEOs are in a unique position to significantly improve the health of their communities through incisive management of a large facility and engagement of local partners to supplement VA services,” said Darren Sherrard, Associate Director of Recruitment Marketing at VA. “These leaders and mentors also guide the hiring and careers of clinicians and support staff who care for Veterans each day.”

Shella Stovall, who began her career as a night-shift nurse at VA in 1984 and rose to become VAMC Director of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System in 2017, said developing young talent is one of her favorite parts of the job. It’s “where I find my passion,” she said. “To see individuals I get to mentor advance in their careers is exciting for me.”

Choose VA to lead the Veterans’ care revolution

Leading one of the more than 170 VA medical centers around the country means being part of the team contributing to VA’s success as a healthcare organization. Local leaders are helping VA facilities outperform community-based private-sector hospitals, according to a recent study by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.

“Strong, effective VA facility leadership is crucial to guaranteeing that VA is consistently following through on the commitment to provide high-quality care to the millions of men and women who’ve served the nation,” Sherrard said. “VAMC Directors and CEOs see to it that medical facilities are best serving Veterans through excellence in planning, organization and operational improvements.”

VAMC Directors and CEOs also recruit, train and lead doctors, nurses, clinicians, support staff and other career professionals who deliver patient-centered services. They determine how the Veterans’ healthcare system will modernize to meet new challenges and maintain the highest quality care that Veterans and their families need and deserve.

Choose VA to make an impact

VA is looking for VAMC Director and CEO candidates prepared to handle the following additional duties:

  • Possess the business acumen necessary to manage the healthcare organization’s information technology, financial systems, human resources and regulatory obligations.
  • Make decisions with a direct impact on the healthcare organization and programs.
  • Establish policies and procedures consistent with the strategic direction of the Veterans Integrated Service Network and VA as a whole.
  • Build coalitions between federal, state and local governments; nonprofits; and private-sector organizations.
    Foster positive relationships with the media, Congress, and service and volunteer organizations.

VA career professionals receive competitive pay and a wide array of benefits, including medical and dental insurance and generous leave policies. Employees at VA can plan for the future by participating in the federal retirement system.

“We look forward to evaluating qualified candidates for these gratifying VAMC Director and CEO positions soon,” said Sherrard.

Choose VA today

Lead the delivery of healthcare to our nation’s Veterans: Choose a career as a VAMC Director and CEO.

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Comments

  1. Fredy andre Mercury    

    he only way you can talk to the Administrator, is at an open forum. You start to voice your problem, and then are told that it is not to be discussed in this form, and to make an appointment, and then that never happens. This kind of problem needs to be discussed with the head, and not including the staff, as a lot of the times, they are part of the problem. I personally feel that there should be a way to talk to the Directors face to face.

  2. Arnold H Fuller    

    I see a lot of helpful information in these articles, however there is something very important that is missing, and that is how to contact the Director when there is a problem within the Facility. It is not with any of the Medical side. The problem is with the support staff. You have to talk to the support staff with the problem, but it falls on deaf ears, and nothing gets done. The only way you can talk to the Administrator, is at an open forum. You start to voice your problem, and then are told that it is not to be discussed in this form, and to make an appointment, and then that never happens. This kind of problem needs to be discussed with the head, and not including the staff, as a lot of the times, they are part of the problem. I personally feel that there should be a way to talk to the Directors face to face. Part of the problems are caused by the person or office you need to apply at to get one of these meetings..
    Thank you for you time and effort in reading this.
    Respectively yours
    Arnold H Fuller PHD
    US Army, 101st Airborne (Twice in Vietnam)
    Tucson AZ

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