Director of Medical Services
Job Details
Senior
National - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Description

Summary of Position:

Provides PVA with the professional medical and health care expertise to administer medically oriented programs relevant to those with spinal cord injury and disease.

Regular Duties:

  • Monitor, evaluate, and assess the quality and availability of comprehensive health care services, including state-of-the-art-medical and surgical care, for veterans, with spinal cord injury or disease and other veterans as appropriate.
  • Work extensively with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies and health care providers.
  • Provide, when requested, advice and consultation, on matters of medical care to the Associate Executive Directors, Executive Director and the Board of Directors of PVA.
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation on questions or issues of medical care and practice as needed to PVA program personnel.
  • Collaborate in development of SCI/D education and training programs for health care professionals, PVA members, and patients - for the enhancement of quality SCI health care services.
  • Work extensively with PVA's Veterans Benefits Department staff in order to coordinate efforts to solve on-going problems of SCI and other medical care, and effect improvements in the delivery of medical services by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Supervise, direct, and coordinate the daily activities of Medical Services professional and support staff.
  • Represent PVA at monthly meetings of the Health Executives Round Table (HERT).
  • Write and review medical and health care articles for Paraplegia News.
  • Establish liaison with National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C., in order to foster professional consultations with SCI/D programs.
  • Generate and substantiate annual budget for the program.
  • Travels as required to conduct VAMC site visits.
  • Assist the Development Department, as required, with fund raising.  This may include, but is not limited to, the following activities: visiting and/or calling donors, speaking on PVA program(s) to groups of donors; identifying, in cooperation with Development staff, projects suitable for funding and development, and multi-year financial requirements for such projects.
  • Assist in gaining publicity for PVA and its objectives by providing on-going input to the Communication Program.  Specifically, this includes, but is not limited to, keeping the Communication Program informed, on an on-going basis, of developments within your area of responsibility and of contact with news media representatives by yourself or members of your staff.
  • Acts as faculty at PVA training seminars and other internal and external functions as assigned.  Plans, prepares and conducts individual training presentations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.  Obtain and manage the appropriate professional staff needed to meet the existing and projected commitments of Medical Services/Health Policy.
  • Provide oversight of all personnel and programs within Medical Services/Health Policy.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and assess the quality and availability of comprehensive health care services, including state-of-the-art-medical and surgical care, for veterans, with spinal cord injury or disease and other veterans as appropriate.
  • Work extensively with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies and health care providers on programs/issues pertaining to the goals of the organization.
  • Provide, when requested, advice and consultation, on matters of medical care to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of PVA.
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation on questions or issues of medical care and practice as needed to PVA program personnel.
  • Collaborate in development of SCI/D education and training programs for health care professionals, PVA members, and patients - for the enhancement of quality SCI health care services.
  • Work extensively with PVA's Veterans Benefits Department staff in order to coordinate efforts to solve on-going problems of SCI and other medical care, and effect improvements in the delivery of medical services by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Supervise, direct, and coordinate the daily activities of Medical Services and Health Policy professional and support staff.
  • Represent PVA at monthly meetings of the Health Executives Round Table (HERT).
  • Write and review medical and health care articles for Paraplegia News.
  • Establish liaison with National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., in order to foster professional consultations with SCI/D programs.
  • Generate and substantiate annual budget for the program.
  • Travels as required to conduct VAMC site visits.
  • Assist the Development Department, as required, with fund raising.  This may include, but is not limited to, the following activities: visiting and/or calling donors, speaking on PVA program(s) to groups of donors; identifying, in cooperation with Development staff, projects suitable for funding and development, and multi-year financial requirements for such projects.
  • Assist in gaining publicity for PVA and its objectives by providing on-going input to the Communication Program.  Specifically, this includes, but is not limited to, keeping the Communication Program informed, on an on-going basis, of developments within programs’ area of responsibility and of contact with news media representatives by AED and/or staff.
  • Acts as faculty at PVA training seminars and other internal and external functions as assigned.  Plans, prepares and conducts individual training presentations.
Qualifications

Desired Skills, Abilities, Experience:

  • Must have a bachelor degree in Nursing Administration or related field of study. Masters’ degree is preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of ten years of clinical experience in SCI/D and an active nursing License (RN)
  •  A minimum of ten years management experience in Healthcare Administration.
  • Must have experience and complete understanding of the VA Healthcare System.
  • Demonstrated strong oversight skills and strategic perspective.
  • Prior PVA experience preferred

PVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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