The Associate Chief of Staff for Education serves on a full-time basis and must be a Doctor of Medicine. Responsible for oversight of the Health Professional Trainees (medical students, dentists, nurses, residents, social workers, etc), rotating or assigned to the institution. Responsible for the management of the affiliation agreements with multiple institutions. Is a direct report to the Chief of Staff. Serve as VA point of contact to address issues related to Health Professional Trainees (HPTs) and their training while rotating at the VA medical facility. Review and ensure that minimal qualifications and credentials are met by all HPT trainees. Collaborate with Human Resources staff, ensuring that appropriate appointments of trainees are in place, including without compensation appointments, if appropriate. Providing orientation or assurance that necessary aspects of orientation are covered at the service level. Ensure that all affiliation agreements are executed properly and responsibilities assigned to VA Medical Center are fulfilled. Interact with affiliated institutions as appropriate on matters pertaining to trainee assignments and curricula and on evaluation of the VA medical facility as a training site. Act as a consultant to other VA medical facility staff on educational matters and interpreting policies according to VA requirements. Act as the liaison with the sponsoring institution's DIO and other education leaders in the academic programs of education and research. Advocate for sufficient VA resources for appropriate conduct of all educational programs. Exercise oversight of all clinical training programs at the VA medical facility, and ensuring compliance with all pertinent requirements. This oversight responsibility includes fiscal matters, disbursement agreements, credentials of trainees, appointment and payment of trainees. Exercise oversight of the GME Disbursement Agreement and ensure that all activities meet the criteria delineated in the Disbursement Agreement Handbook. Initiate the planning process to determine the number and distribution of resident positions. Monitor HPT participation in assigned educational activities. Obtain annual rate changes from the disbursing agent and communicating these to appropriate parties, including the facility Chief Fiscal Officer and Chief of Human Resources, and securing approval of the rate changes from the OAA. Present an Annual Report to the Medical Staff and the Governing Body that summarizes training program activities for the past year. This annual report should cover such issues as HPT supervision, duty hours, credentials, graduated levels of responsibilities, etc. Presentation and discussion of the Annual Report on Residency Training Programs with the Medical Executive Committee of the medical would meet this requirement. Chairing the local VA Graduate Medical Education Committee. Monitor and ensure that VA staff members with appropriate credentials and faculty status supervise HPTs, and that documentation of that supervision is according to VA requirements. Review and sign appropriate residency training program letters of agreement prepared by the affiliated institution. Facilitate the appointment of VA staff and appropriate affiliate institution program faculty to the VA Academic Partnership Council and its subcommittees. Serve as the VA liaison to the Graduate Medical Education Council of the affiliated institution, and to the GMEC Executive Committee. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or as approved by the Chief of Staff Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Authorized PCS: Authorized Telework: No Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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