Excellent Chief of Medicine Leadership Opportunity - Dayton, OH

Facility: Dayton VA Medical Center 
Address: 4100 W. Third Street 
Dayton, OH 45428 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty:Internal Medicine : Program Director 
Candidate Type:MD, DO 
Visas Accepted:No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment:Yes
Salary Range:$260,000 to $320,000
Employment Type:Full Time
Bonus Offered:None
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Excellent Chief of Medicine Leadership Opportunity

The Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC) is actively recruiting a highly qualified Board-Certified Chief of Medicine to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the Boonschoft School of Medicine and will be involved with education & teaching of medical students, medicine residents, fellows & other providers. The Dayton VA Medical Center is affiliated with Wright Patterson AFB Medical Center and eleven (11) other community hospitals. It is a Joint Commission accredited, 1c/high complexity, 356 bed teaching facility serving more than 45,000 Veterans in Western Ohio & Eastern Indiana. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in modern, well-equipped, well-staffed VA facility located in an affordable mid-western city.


As the Chief of Medicine, the incumbent will function as a key member of the medical staff leadership team, actively participating in the development of overall management objectives and philosophies for a multi-service Medical Center. The incumbent is accountable to the Chief of Staff for the coordination of clinical services, the quality of care and the education of residents and fellows provided by twelve specialty and sub-specialty services.


Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in policy development and resource planning for manpower, equipment and space.

Supervises and evaluates physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and administrative staff.

Acts as a clinical champion for performance improvement and team leader for projects requiring collaboration with multidisciplinary team members to drive change, improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Monitors and ensures medical staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, health care system policies, Joint Commission (JC) standards, and other accrediting agencies.

Participates in direct patient care and in the teaching of medical school residents.

Develops and maintains good working relationships with affiliates and promotes the professional development of all health care staff within the service.


Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (Will be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).

  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine & Other Specialties


Community Information



Dayton has just over 165,000 residents and is Ohio's sixth largest city. Dayton is a city rich in inventive history, with more patents than any other town in the nation and the birthplace of aviation pioneers, the Wright brothers. Dayton is blessed with a beautiful park system, hundreds of miles of bike paths, golf courses as well as canoeing, fishing and other outdoor activities. Dayton has a nationally recognized art institute, a large air force base, a symphony, ballet company and opera, as well as festivals and arts fairs year-round. Dayton is an easy drive to both Cincinnati and Columbus which offer professional sports and the nationally known Ohio State football team.


Unique to the area is the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park, the Wright Brother's bike shop and Carillon Park featuring an original model of the famous Wright B flyer-the world’s first practical aircraft. The United States Air Force Museum located in Dayton is the largest military aviation museum in the world with over 200 planes, missiles and exhibits on display-and it’s free! For outdoor enthusiasts, there's Sycamore State Park, which offers fishing and camping, or Five Rivers Metroparks with several locations throughout Dayton with miles of jogging and walking trails.



Benefits and Features


The position offers a competitive salary based on education, training and experience and includes a full benefit package, student debt repayment, an annual CME stipend all designed to support a high-quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.  


To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further


Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.

About the Facility:

The Dayton VAMC is a state of the art teaching facility that has been serving Veterans for 146 years, having accepted its first patient in 1867. The Dayton VA Medical Center provides a full range of health care through medical, surgical, mental health (inpatient and outpatient), home and community health programs, geriatric (nursing home), physical medicine and therapy services, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and hospice.

The Medical Center has 467 hospital beds:

  • 225 nursing home beds
  • 127 acute care beds
  • 115 domiciliary beds

The Medical Center also has contracts with Wright Patterson Air Force Base and eleven (11) area hospitals. We offer a wide variety of unique programs including:

  • Hospice Unit
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management
  • Respite Care
  • Alzheimer's Unit
  • Home Base Primary Care
  • Residential and Outpatient Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • Homeless
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Women's Health Programs

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

About Veterans Administration

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.

Core Values

VA’s five core values underscore the obligations inherent in VA’s mission: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The core values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans and eligible beneficiaries. Our values are more than just words – they affect outcomes in our daily interactions with Veterans and eligible beneficiaries and with each other. Taking the first letter of each word—Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence—creates a powerful acronym, “I CARE,” that reminds each VA employee of the importance of their role in this Department. These core values come together as five promises we make as individuals and as an organization to those we serve.

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

About Dayton:

Dayton is a midsized city of approximately 800,000 located in south/central Ohio.  Enjoy all the amenities of metropolitan living without all of the hassles.  Known for excellent schools, affordable housing and attractive neighborhoods with short commute times, Dayton offers a wide range of recreation, sports, culture, and educational opportunities.  Additionally, Dayton is slightly over an hour drive from Cincinnati and Columbus making this an ideal Ohio location.  

Contact Information
Contact: Hank Laquatan 
Phone: 253-583-3273
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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