Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has four critical hiring needs in the Washington, D.C. metro area in key leadership roles, working with the Under Secretary for Health, Dr. David J. Shulkin.

As Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Shulkin oversees the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans. VHA employs more than 305,000 health care professionals and support staff at more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community based outpatient clinics, nursing homes, domiciliaries, and 300 Vet Centers.

“There is no more noble mission than serving our Nation’s Veterans and I am looking for the best and brightest health care leaders to join me and the VA team in providing Veterans personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care that improves their health and well-being,” said Dr. Shulkin.

Four key executive leadership positions have been announced, including:

Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management

VHA is currently hiring a healthcare operations expert with experience in leading a team, driving results, managing resources and building coalitions to achieve common goals. Duties include: supervising a network of 21 Directors with a focus on implementation of national priorities; problem-solving complex operational issues; evaluation of current practices and recommendations for changes; and development of key relationships. Experience in health care operations is desired. For more information on this role, and to apply, please visit

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health (PDUSH) – Physician

VHA is also hiring a licensed Physician to act as the immediate and full assistant to the Under Secretary for Health. The PDUSH represents VHA through executive level management of operations. Duties include: communication of VHA vision to other governmental organizations; oversight of senior level staff; developing national strategic and business planning priorities, among others. For more information on this role, and to apply, please visit

Chief of Staff

VHA is searching for an experienced manager from a complex healthcare organization for the Chief of Staff role, who advises the Under Secretary for Health on matters involving personnel administration, equal employment opportunity and civil rights; organizational analysis and design, and productivity and quality improvements. Working in the Central Office (CO), this role serves as the senior staff advisor to the Under Secretary for Health. Management experience in the following areas needed: information; legislative, regulatory, and public affairs; human capital; and financial. For more information on this role, and to apply, please visit

Deputy Chief of Staff

VHA is searching for a candidate with proven leadership skills to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff. In this role, duties include: representing and speaking in the absence of the Chief of Staff in high level relating to policies, practices, management, and operational activities; and coordinating the policies, plans and operational approaches designed to most effectively carry out the missions of VHA. The Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible to the Chief of Staff. For more information on this role, and to apply, please visit

These positions not only offer exceptional federal government benefits and the potential for relocation costs, but also provide an exceptional opportunity to be a part of a leadership team dedicated to making a difference for our Nation’s Veterans. Hurry, applications must be submitted by no later than July 27, 2015. For more information and to apply for these positions, please visit USAjobs or for more information.

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Published on Jul. 15, 2015

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  1. Ralph Maddox July 26, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Does anyone else see that their is an asst. to an asst. to an asst. in all this mess. Too many Chiefs and Not Enough Indians in this Tribe. As far as doctors, they cannot keep doctors because of al the bureaucracy in the facilities. All I hear from them is They won’t let me do this or that. Can’t order test or medication without half a dozen people approving. In Dublin, Ga. it is a lot the pharmacy. When doctors “request” meds that ARE Formulary , so many times they are denied. With no explanation. Every doctor that has quit has told me that “TOO MUCH BS”! If they would just let them do what they were hired to do, our care would get MUCH better. STOP tying my doctors’ hands . I you don’t trust him to treat me properly. THEN HOW IN THE HECK AM I SUPPOSED TO TRUST HIM!!!???!!! Thank you.

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