Chief Academic Affiliations Office Opportunity with Department of Veterans Affairs!

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Facility: Veterans Health Administration Central Office 
Address: 810 Vermont Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20420 
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Specialty: Academic : Program Director
Administration : Executive
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively seeking an experienced academic physician leader to serve as the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer (CAAO) for the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) within Veterans Health Administration (VHA). As CAAO you will oversee the largest health professions education program in the United States, including over 120,000 trainees annually in more than 40 different health professions. Dean or Associate Dean experience is highly desired.

OAA serves as a focal point in VHA for the development, analysis, and evaluation of policies, guidelines, and programs related to academic affiliations and the professional education of health professions trainees, including physician, nursing, and associated health disciplines. The office maintains ongoing internal and external relationships with colleges, universities, professional organizations, and accrediting bodies for health professions education, and nurtures a vibrant community of practice between VA medical center learning officials and academic affiliates. You will initiate policy and provide direction to all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities for the implementation, coordination, and evaluation of affiliated and VA-sponsored educational programs. You will also serve as a major liaison to multiple external stakeholder groups, including the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Council on Graduate Medical Education. Relocation Assistance and sign-on bonus available!

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 send an up-to-date CV to james.marfield@va.gov before the close date of 2/2/2018.

VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities.

The VA Central Office is located in Washington, DC and houses the offices of the many support and directive services for the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, and Veterans Cemetery Administration. 

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