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Working As A Chief Of Service

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $150,585

    Average Salary

What Does A Chief Of Service Do At Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

* The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Surgical Services will function as the primary advisor to the Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director on surgical programs at the VA St Louis Health Care System.
* In this capacity, the ACOS has responsibility for the effective and efficient management of surgical programs and services.
* The ACOS will oversee the clinical aspects of the Surgical Service department, including quality assurance, budget and fiscal management, human resources management, strategic planning, and program development, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated to provide optimum utilization of the available resources.
* The ACOS will be responsible for the overall care of patients with conditions requiring treatment in Surgical Service to include consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient setting.
* The ACOS exercises administrative, programmatic, clinical and academic oversight of surgical care programs to ensure delivery of quality service.
* The successful applicant will provide process improvement, administrative, clinical and research oversight for the respective surgical services under his/her control.
* Those services include: operations of Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology/Audiology/Speech Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Colorectal, Vascular, Urology, Neurosurgery (Spine), Podiatry, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Cardiac, and Thoracic Surgery.
* The ACOS accomplishes the health care delivery mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs in general.
* In addition to local medical center leadership, services provided are subject to scrutiny by the National Surgery Office, the VISN 15 Network Director and Chief Medical Officer, Congressional interests, service organizations, the public and the media.
* The ACOS is to be a physician, board certified or board eligible in her/her specialty, having completed an appropriate residency or fellowship.
* Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support is required.
* As ACOS, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
* Administrative:
* Assume the responsibility for the overall management of the Surgical Service.
* This includes the organization of the administrative day-to-day activities of the Surgery department.
* Ensure the service functions as an integrated care delivery system, providing full continuum of patient-focused Surgical services for Veterans.
* Coordinated and integrate the interdepartmental functions of surgical service.
* This includes chairing relevant meetings.
* Emphasize and personally model, clear, compassionate, careful communications with other clinical and administrative services.
* Monitor compliance with local resident supervision policy.
* Monitor compliance with Medical Staff Bylaws regarding the completion of medical records.
* Clinical:
* Interpretation of the testing and other specialty imaging to establish diagnosis and assist in management of conditions in respective specialty.
* To act as a consultant for patients referred to him/her for surgical care in the operating room, outpatient clinics and the surgical wards within their specialty.
* Complete medical records and ensure subordinates complete medical records within a timely fashion and accordance with current VA guidance
* Quality of Care:
* Provide quality clinical care that follows all relevant Joint Commission requirements, VA Handbooks, Directives, Medical Center Memoranda and existing Surgical Standard Operating Procedures.
* Joint Commission regulations and other relevant accrediting agencies as indicated, and ensure efficiency of service delivery.
* Supervisory Controls:
* This position reports to the Chief of Staff.
* Administrative direction is provided in terms of broadly defined Network, Medical Center and service-specific goals and missions.
* The incumbent will exercise a high degree of latitude in the planning, design, implementation and accomplishment of program responsibilities within the framework of the resources and staffing conferred by the Medical Center Director.
* The incumbent works within a framework of VA guidelines.
* Work is reviewed in terms of policy compliance and fulfillment of overall mission and program goals as defined by the Medical Center Director and Chief of Staff.
* Communication:
* Represent the organization, internally and externally, in a manner that reflects positively on the VASTLHCS Employees, the Veterans Health Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
* Work Schedule:
* Monday
* Friday 8:00am - $:30 pm (Physicians are on-call 24/7/365)
* Travel Required
* Not required
* Supervisory status
* Yes
* Promotion Potential
* Who May Apply
* This job is open to…
* United States Citizens
* Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* Job family (Series)
* Medical Officer
* Similar jobs
* Physicians, All Other
* Requirements
* Help
* Requirements
* Conditions of Employment
* Must pass pre-employment examination.
* Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
* Background and/or Security Investigation required.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English

What Does A Chief Of Service Do At SUNY Downstate Medical Center

* The Department of Radiology is seeking a full-time radiologist to perform clinical and administrative duties at NYC Health
* Hospitals/Kings County

What Does A Chief Of Service Do At Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

* The position requires some familiarity with the clinical laboratory improvement amendments 1988 applicable to Veterans Health Administration and clarified in Title 42, CFR, Part 493.
* Familiarity with laboratory assists, tests systems, assays and examinations as defined by FDA 42, CFR, Part 493.
* Employee selection, supervision and appropriate delegation of responsibilities.
* Oversight of laboratory quality management as performed by laboratory personnel.
* Evaluations of professional personnel using the tools of FPPE and OPPE together with random 10% anatomic reviews and CAP test performance measures.
* Position closely collaborates with laboratory manager and both professional and technical colleagues.
* Performs anatomic pathology examinations and releases/verifies these reports.
* Ensuring that there are sufficient qualified testing personnel with adequately documented training and experience can meet the laboratory needs.
* Is responsible in the implementation for a quality improvement plan.
* Planning and setting goals for the development and allocation of resources appropriate to the medical environment.
* Finds effective and efficient administration for effective budget planning and control.
* Selects and monitors all reference laboratories and ancillary testing services for quality of service.
* Consults with other non
* VA provider is contracted to perform laboratory testing for veterans at a satellite clinic including documentation ensuring contracted laboratory is CLIA
* certified and ensuring all tests appropriately entered into Vista.
* Establishes a laboratory management data collection system using Vista.
* The position works in concert with the PALMS National Enforcement officers, and regional commissioners providing oversight and enforcement of the policies found in the Handbook.
* Provides continuous 24/7 professional laboratory coverage.
* Work Schedule:
* Monday through Friday, 8:00 am
* pm.
* Financial Disclosure Report**: Not required.
* Travel Required
* Occasional travel
* You may be expected to travel for this position.
* Supervisory status
* Yes
* Who May Apply
* This job is open to…
* United States Citizens
* Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* Job family (Series)
* Medical Officer
* Requirements
* Help
* Requirements
* Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U
* S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English

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How To Become A Chief Of Service

Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Educational requirements vary by facility.


Medical and health services managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Graduate programs often last between 2 and 3 years and may include up to 1 year of supervised administrative experience in a hospital or healthcare consulting setting.

Prospective medical and health services managers typically have a degree in health administration, health management, nursing, public health administration, or business administration. Degrees that focus on both management and healthcare combine business-related courses with courses in medical terminology, hospital organization, and health information systems. For example, a degree in health administration or health information management often includes courses in health services management, accounting and budgeting, human resources administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many employers require prospective medical and health services managers to have some work experience in either an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other healthcare facility. For example, nursing home administrators usually have years of experience working as a registered nurse.

Others may begin their careers as medical records and health information technicians, administrative assistants, or financial clerks within a healthcare office.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Medical and health services managers must understand and follow current regulations and adapt to new laws.

Communication skills. These managers must effectively communicate policies and procedures with other health professionals and ensure their staff’s compliance with new laws and regulations.

Detail oriented. Medical and health services managers must pay attention to detail. They might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.

Interpersonal skills. Medical and health services managers discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives.

Leadership skills. These managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems. They must hire, train, motivate, and lead staff.

Technical skills. Medical and health services managers must stay up to date with advances in healthcare technology and data analytics. For example, they may need to use coding and classification software and electronic health record (EHR) systems as their facility adopts these technologies.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; requirements vary by state. In most states, these administrators must have a bachelor’s degree, complete a state-approved training program, and pass a national licensing exam. Some states also require applicants to pass a state-specific exam; others may require applicants to have previous work experience in a healthcare facility. Some states also require licensure for administrators in assisted-living facilities. For information on specific state-by-state licensure requirements, visit the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.

A license is typically not required in other areas of medical and health services management. However, some positions may require applicants to have a registered nurse or social worker license.

Although certification is not required, some managers choose to become certified. Certification is available in many areas of practice. For example, the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management offers certification in medical management, the American Health Information Management Association offers health information management certification, and the American College of Health Care Administrators offers the Certified Nursing Home Administrator and Certified Assisted Living Administrator distinctions.


Medical and health services managers advance by moving into higher paying positions with more responsibility. Some health information managers, for example, can advance to become responsible for the entire hospital’s information systems. Other managers may advance to top executive positions within the organization.

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Chief Of Service Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Serbian

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Chinese

  • Hungarian

  • Hebrew

  • Bosnian

  • Japanese

  • Amharic

  • Greek

  • Burmese

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Thai

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Real Chief Of Service Salaries

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Chief, Anesthesiology Service G V Sonny Montgomery Va Medical Center Jackson, MS Oct 11, 2009 $283,394
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Top Skills for A Chief Of Service


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Top Chief Of Service Skills

  1. Personnel Management
  2. Procedures
  3. Clinical Services
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitor and maintain transportation policies and procedures and make recommendations for changes.
  • Determined priority for clinical services or judicial programs in conjunction with the executive management team.
  • Re-engineered inpatient acuity indicators for improved staffing and patient safety.
  • Supervised Wardens and Supervisors of Women & Family Services institutions.
  • Provided medical care to emergency and critical care patients transported via helicopter, fixed wing and ground ambulance.

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