Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety and Value (Physician)

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    Washington, DC
  • Preferred Specialty
    Executive Mgmt (Non-Clinical), Director - Operations
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively seeking a senior Physician Executive for our Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety, and Value (ADUSH QSV) opportunity in Washington, D.C.

This position is based in the VA Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Organizational Excellence (DUSHOE) and provides national leadership in the formulation and establishment of effective healthcare policies, programs, operational infrastructures, and initiatives that fulfill the VHA mission to provide high quality, safe, high-reliability care for Veterans. 

With the goal of realizing increasing levels of efficiency, the production of superior health outcomes, and the achievement of reduced per capita costs, this office is comprised of four major, fully aligned functional areas: 1) Quality Standards and Programs; 2) Systems Reliability and Consultation; 3) Safety and Risk Awareness (including the National Center for Patient Safety); and 4) Systems Redesign and Improvement. This office exercises broad visionary oversight of the administration of these functions, with more specific oversight and management provided by directors and integrated teams within and across each functional area. Position may require significant travel.


  • MD/DO degree

  • US citizenship

  • Full and unrestricted MD or DO license from a US state or territory

  • Completion of an ACGME or AOA-accredited medical residency

  • English writing and speaking proficiency

  • Executive level leadership, analytical and strategic management skills to include expertise in Risk, Safety, Healthcare Value, Product Effectiveness, Healthcare Quality and Analytics & Informatics

  • Be experienced in organizational concepts and administration of multi-faceted healthcare delivery systems; specialty and sub-specialty care; educational and improvement principles, programmatic oversight methodologies and evaluation techniques, including statistics, research methodology and program evaluation

VA Physicians enjoy competitive pay, regular salary growth, and a very robust federal benefits package consisting of 49 days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 paid annual sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays), a Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) federal pension (5 years' vesting), a 401K type plan called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) with up to 5% in employer contributions, federal health/life/dental/vision/long-term care insurance programs, etc.

Interested candidates should apply before the recruitment period ends on 2/15/2018. VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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