Department of Veterans Affairs Seeks Undersecretary for Health

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    Amy Loveridge

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications for the position of Under Secretary for Health (USH) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). VA’s healthcare system is an internationally known leader in healthcare quality and patient safety.

    The VA healthcare system provides care and social support services to Veterans through a system of 153 hospitals, 931 ambulatory care and community based outpatient clinics, 135 Community Living Centers, 49 VA Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs, 130 home health care programs, 7 Consolidated Mail Out Pharmacies, 232 counseling centers, and contract programs, all of which are administered through 21 regional networks, a national headquarters and other support offices.

    The USH serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the VHA, as a Presidential appointee, subject to Senate confirmation. Qualified candidates will possess outstanding clinical, managerial, and leadership skills, and the stature and vision to manage a national healthcare system. Applicants must demonstrate ability in the medical profession; healthcare administration, and policy formulation; or healthcare fiscal management. Applicants must possess substantial experience in either VHA programs or programs of similar content and scope.

    The terms of appointment, qualifications, and pay are stipulated in law. Total compensation will be determined according to the individual’s qualifications. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More information, supplemental application forms, and instructions are available at

    Your complete application package must be received by June 12, 2009, and may be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] or to the following address:

    Executive Secretary, Under Secretary for Health Commission (05C)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20420

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    Direct questions to Joyce Mitchell at (202) 461-7858 or via email at [email protected].

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